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Improving Your Aim in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Are you ready to be the one who gets that perfect headshot in COD: Cold War? If you’re looking to improve your aim, t's time to take a look at what kind of thumbsticks you play with. 

The number one thing to improve your aim is having the right thumbsticks. Everyone has different hand sizes, thumb lengths, and preferences. That’s why SCUF thumbsticks are interchangeable: to match your unique preference of comfort and playstyle. In this guide, we'll be going over how to improve your aim with the right sticks. 

 

Identify Your Playstyle

Are you someone who likes to plan out a strategy and take their time to take out the enemy? Or do you prefer to take a more direct aggressive approach? Do you like shotguns or sniper rifles more? Whatever your preferred style, it’s a key part in what thumbsticks will suit you best. 

 

Understanding Thumbstick Shape and Length

There are two parts to the thumbstick: its shape and its length. 

  • Concave thumbsticks are designed for more movement control. 

  • Domed thumbsticks are designed for more accuracy. 

  • Short thumbsticks are designed for quicker movement speed

  • Tall thumbsticks are designed to have more angle to play with. 

 

Choosing Thumbsticks

For aggressive players, like SMG players, we recommend a short concave thumbstick on the left and a short domed thumbstick on the right. You’ll be quick to move and ready to quickly aim.

For defensive players, like sniper rifle players, we recommend a short concave thumbstick on the left and a tall domed thumbstick on the right. You can still move quickly, but also be the most accurate when aiming. 

Try out different thumbstick types and combinations to find the ones that fit your playstyle, or change it up when you’re in the mood for something different. Whether it is that critical moment in a 1v1, or just trying to dominate on the field, the right thumbsticks will make sure your aim is supreme. 

Check back here for some updates for your in game settings.

 

Check out our other Call of Duty: Cold War Guides:

Getting Started in COD: Black Ops Cold War

Expert Controller Settings in COD: Black Ops Cold War

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, is the latest edition in the COD: Black Ops series by Treyarch and Activision, on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and PC.