If you are starting to play shooter games like Fornite, PUBG or CS:GO (which currently are the most popular games), then you might have noticed that your mouse was not working as it should, making it harder for you to reach certain places on screen when moving quickly. Well, this does not mean that you should give up. It means that you should disable the mouse acceleration.
What is mouse acceleration?
Mouse acceleration correlates the mouse movement on screen with the speed with which we move the mouse, so the distance covered on the mousepad becomes irrelevant. Therefore, covering the same distance at different speeds can produce two different outcomes.
This mouse function can be enabled through a lot of different elements like the OS, the mouse’s drivers, the game’s settings and the mouse’s hardware. This function is key so users who have limited space to move the mouse can cover longer distances in a small space.
Mouse acceleration makes it really hard to move the cursor accurately, which makes it harder for us to calculate our speed and distance when gaming. When we use the function to play shooter games, we can see a huge difference because the mouse accuracy changes according to how fast we move the mouse. In case the function is disabled, we just have to learn how to move the mouse in order to get to the desire location on screen, as speed will only get us there quickly. Continue reading →