Winning a video game is not just euphoric, it’s also about earning the respect of your fellow gamers, and sometimes it even means earning money or prizes. So, how do you win? 

Here are some tips.

Get a Comfortable Gaming Chair 

A likely reason why you’re losing is that you’re getting distracted by an uncomfortable chair. Gaming requires hours of sitting, and you should do that in a gaming chair that won’t give you backache and distract you from the game.

A good gaming chair will have features such as lumbar support and headrests, which prevent neck and back pain. Some even have massage functions to help you relax after a long day of gaming.

When choosing a gaming chair, read online reviews. There are online reviews on just about anything, from assisted living facilities to dollhouses. So take advantage of them to find a quality chair.

Update Your Drivers and Firmware 

If you want to win, you need to have the latest drivers for your hardware. This includes your graphics card and sound card. You can usually find the latest drivers on the manufacturer’s website.

Then, firmware is software that is embedded in a device, such as a router. Like drivers, you should keep your firmware up to date. Similarly, you have to download the latest firmware from the manufacturer’s website and follow the instructions on how to install it.

Study the Controls of the Game

Depending on what equipment you’re playing with, different buttons and keys will trigger different actions in different games. In order to succeed, you have to know what all of the buttons and keys do for each specific game. 

This can take some time and practice but it’s well worth it. 

Besides in-game practice, consider watching people who are better gamers than you play. This can give you some insight on how to move the brakes, gas, steer, etc with the right combinations.

You can also try to find an instructional video for the game you are playing on sites like YouTube or online forums.

Know Your Weaknesses 

You can’t win if you don’t know why you’re losing in the first place.  Keep a lookout for your own mistakes and learn from them.

This can be done by either recording yourself playing or, if the game has a replay feature, watching the replay to find out where you went wrong.

It could be that you don’t stay within the race lines, or that you’re not braking early enough. Whatever it is, figuring it out is one step closer to fixing it.

Winning a video game is not just about being good at the game. There are other factors that come into play, such as knowing the controls and keeping your hardware up to date. By following these tips, you’ll be one step closer to being a champion video game player.