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How To Get Used To Keyboard Gaming | Explained

How To Get Used To Keyboard Gaming | Explained

If you woke up one day like many gamers and thought that gaming is getting quite expensive, with a variety of consoles coming out. Your wallet is crying and begging for mercy, right? 

If so, then you probably realize that maybe it’s time to hurt your wallet one last time and decided today is the day you want to switch to a PC. With all its unique features, I mean why not? 

However, one thing comes to mind: should you still play with a controller or go all-in on mouse and keyboard?

Some believe this is hard to do, but it’s not. With time and practice, you’ll get it down in no time. 

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Now, switching over from a controller to a keyboard is no easy task. But hey, you’re a gamer. You live for the challenge, right? The best thing I can tell you is to learn the controls. 

Open the menu to your favorite game and learn each control and practice. Yes, it may take some time, but Rome wasn’t built in a day; and neither was mastering a keyboard. 

As I said before, practice makes perfect.

Find a game that’s easy for you to play and start from there. Once you master the controls for that game.

Switch over to the next one and do the same thing there. The only difference is that each game should be more challenging than the previous one. 

For example, play a game like Assassin’s Creed, mostly NPCs and you won’t have to get upset about getting owned by another player.

Then you switch to something like Dark Souls (If you’re brave) or an FPS (first-person shooters) like Rainbow 6, Battlefield, or Call of Duty. 

By playing and learning the commands on the keyboard, it’ll become muscle memory and you won’t be on the edge of smashing your keyboard. 

How do you get used to gaming keyboards?

When it was my turn to make the switch years ago, I had a difficult time doing it. Not having the funds to buy a gaming mouse, I used the original commands that were laid out for me. It took me about a month to get good at it. 

The late-night finger cramps, the headaches of thinking I had made the right move and wondering what I had got myself into.

There were many trials and errors until I got it packed down, and before you know it, I was remembering the commands as if they were a part of me. 

The moral of my story is simple. I didn’t give up, because I loved the new challenge, the breath of fresh air, trying something new to expand my gaming horizon.

Yes, it was difficult, but I forced myself to have patience and I kept practicing until it became natural. 

How can I get better at playing with my keyboard?

Now, I won’t lie to you, there are purists out there that like to say that you must learn the original controllers to master the keyboard. I agree to a certain extent, but I lean more toward finding what makes you comfortable with your playstyle. 

So, if you have a perfect gaming mouse, you can go to the game menu and change some of the commands to balance out the keyboard and mouse to make things a little different. 

To give you an idea of what I mean by this, let me explain it to you this way.

The perfect example is using a Logitech gaming mouse, because that is what I used for quite a while (loaned by a friend), and that mouse can double as a joystick. 

To clear that up, remember how on a controller, if you click the left/right joystick while playing FPS, you can lean to the left or right. Well, the mouse wheel does the same thing if you click left or right. 

If you don’t believe me, here’s a YouTube video showing you. 

Is gaming bad for the keyboard?

No, no is it not, and let no one tell you otherwise.

Okay, we can clear that up a little if you are playing on a laptop. I can tell you from experience that, yes, you will damage it because it was not designed for such a thing.

Therefore, when you make the switch, make sure that you get a gaming keyboard because they were designed for such a task. 

Getting used to keyboard and mouse in Warzone

Are mouse and keyboard better for warzone?

This popular debate has plagued the community since Warzone became popular last year. But even though mouse and keyboard have been the dominant way to play games like Overwatch and Fortnite. 

Yet, when it comes to Warzone, many have said you can play on a mouse and keyboard, but have mentioned that you’ll have the advantage from long-range rather than close-range. 

Is Warzone better with a controller or mouse?

According to a top streamer, Huskerrs. He pointed out that controllers are better to play on Warzone than a mouse and keyboard. Due to the advantage that they have in close-range fights, and let’s face it, there are a lot of close-range fights in Warzone. 

how to get used to keyboard and mouse Fortnite

How long does it take to get used to keyboard and mouse Fortnite?

Remember what I said with time and practice. You’ll get good at playing on a keyboard. Well, that statement still stands here. Kr4m, Has noted that players that made the switch on Fortnite have learned in 3 months to master the keyboard. 

However, you must understand that’s the average. The article also states, and I agree, that some learn faster than others. So, the more adaptable you are to a switch, the faster it will take for you to master it. 

Is it easier to play Fortnite with a keyboard?

With the flexibility with the keyboard and the removal of aim assist. You have more freedom to aim and land your shots where you want, without the assistance of a bot. 

Making the switch from the controller to a keyboard is no easy transition, but it should never dissuade you from doing it if you feel you need a change of pace. As I said before by investing time and a little bit of money ( if applicable). You’ll get used to playing on a keyboard in no time.