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Easy TV trick that will make you BETTER at Call of Duty and other shooters

IF you’re a gamer whose aim is a little off on your favourite shooter, there’s a quick and easy way to help.

Your PC monitor may come with a setting to help you vanquish foes with better accuracy than ever before.

Using your PC monitor's built-in crosshair can help to improve your aim


Using your PC monitor’s built-in crosshair can help to improve your aimCredit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

It’s a tactic that’s divided the gaming community for years, with some calling it resourceful and others branding it cheating.

Pricier gaming monitors are more likely to offer the setting, which overlays a crosshair onto your display regardless of the game you’re playing.

A crosshair is typically a circle or ‘x’ symbol in the middle of your screen that represents where your shots will land.

Most first and third-person shooters – including those in the Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises – show one by default on your screen.

However, even CoD removes the crosshair when you’re sprinting or performing other in-game actions.

And games like Rust, for instance, don’t give players a crosshair at all.

Adding one provided by your monitor, there, can provide a tactical advantage with little effort required on your side.

You can typically activate one by heading to your system settings and diving into display settings.

A number of gaming monitors offer the feature, including the ASUS ROG Strix 24 Inch and the LG UltraGear 32 Inch.

Of course, you don’t necessarily need anything high tech to give yourself the upper hand.

For years, gamers on consoles and PC have cooked up their own creative ways to leave a crosshair permanently on screen.

One of those is to simply load up your favourite shooter and stick a piece of Blu Tac over the centre of the in-game crosshair.

It’ll remain visible on screen even when the crosshair disappears.

The tactic could gives players an edge in the upcoming game Call of Duty Vanguard


The tactic could gives players an edge in the upcoming game Call of Duty VanguardCredit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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