Better gaming skills? No thanks — said no one ever. Whether you’re a competitive or casual player, these awesome gaming hacks will improve your gameplay and give your skills an instant boost.
1. Improve your reflexes
Games don't make you violent, lag does.
Reaction time makes all the difference in whether you land a headshot or get shot through the back. Luckily, you don’t need to have been blessed with good instincts to improve your reaction time.
Some simple ways to train yourself include:
- Taking part in sports
- Brain exercises
- Playing more video games
Natural reflexes are an involuntary response, so practice makes perfect when it comes to ingraining it into your muscle memory.
2. Restore your HP
They say that 5:00AM is the hour when the legends are either waking up or going to sleep. Trust us, it’s better to be in the former group.
As a gamer, staying up late to game is only natural, but it can be doing more harm than good. Sleep is critical for recovery, and long hours spent gaming can cause fatigue to build up through the day, taking a large toll on the body and the mind. A night of quality sleep will not only press reset on all this, but also improve hand-eye coordination and reaction time.
3. Let there be light
While dark, moody gaming set-ups are all the rage these days, playing in darkness can disrupt your sleep cycle, making it harder to fall asleep at night and making you more lethargic during the day. Just like the above, insufficient sleep impairs your ability to make decisions and blunts concentration, so that’s something you’d want to avoid at all cause.
Having your set-up next to a window and keeping curtains open during waking hours not only reduces eye strain, but also improves alertness and cognitive performance.
4. The right equipment can mean life or death
With powerful hardware comes greater responsibility. And of course, better performance.
While you don’t need to splash out on top-of-the-line expensive gear, a few quality pieces will bring big changes to the way you game.
- Comfortable, fitted headset = improved sensory perception
- Hyper-sensitive keyboard + mouse = better in-game responses
- High refresh + resolution monitor = more immersive game world
Size does matter, but when it comes to gaming, bigger isn’t always better.
Anything bigger than a 27-inch monitor will make it harder for you to keep your eyes on the prize. You’ll constantly have to move your head around to gather visual information. It’s best to stick to a 24-inch monitor, which is perfectly fitted to the game’s frame so you can always keep your eyes on the prize.
5. Comfort is key
Besides getting yourself some good hardware, you should also look into getting a good gaming chair. Yes, most ergonomic chairs can be a high investment product, but there are many reasons why a great chair is important for good health, especially if you’re spending prolonged periods sitting down.
The uThrone Gaming Massage Chair is engineered to be ergonomic to keep your back upright and minimise strain. It can also recline up to 145° for better rest and relaxation in between gaming sessions. The height of the armrests can also be easily adjusted to be in line with your tabletop, so you can be suitably comfortable when typing or gaming.
You’ll be surprised at just how much relief and comfort can come about just by swapping out your furniture for a more ergonomically designed piece.
6. Take care of your body
Think of yourself as an athlete. Your body is your most valuable asset.
While body aches and muscle pains are all part of the journey, an ache-ridden body can seriously get in the way of a good game. Here's IRL cheat code for you: a good massage.
A massage helps to increase blood circulation and relieve muscle tension, offering some relief while also increasing performance.
You don’t even have to get out of the chair to experience a good massage. The uThrone comes equipped with OSIM’s signature V-Hand™ Massage Technology that emulates the skilful techniques and flexibility of a masseuse's hands, delivering a targeted neck, shoulder, and lumbar massage when you need it the most. It even comes with stealthy controls hidden within the armrest, so you can toggle almost immediately between relaxation and high intensity play.
7. Keep calm and game on
There are many reasons why meditation should become your new secret weapon.
Studies have shown that meditation improves concentration, even amongst novice meditators. Besides that, it also helps reduce anxiety, increase focus, and encourages players to keep calm in high-stress situations.
Gamers perform worse when they are stressed or heated, so learning to keep your cool can help you in the long run. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
8. 1UP H20
It’s easy to get carried away amid all the gaming, but not hydrating adequately won’t be doing you any favours. Water accounts for 75% of brain mass, so it’s no wonder that dehydration reduces concentration and affects motor skills. Put simply, not drinking water will give you brain fog and will hinder your gaming performance.
We don’t want to sound like we’re nagging, but seriously, drink your water. Your body, mind, and teammates will thank you.
Keep the air cool and moist with the uMist Dream Ultrasonic Humidifier. This handy humidifier creates the ideal humidity level in the air to provide a hydrated, comfortable, and healthier indoor environment while you game away.
Go further, game better
The uThrone is the world’s first gaming massage chair with your health in mind. A suite of massage programmes is ready at the touch of a button with an ergonomic design that’s meant to support you while you play. Visit intl.osim.com now and Level Up with the uThrone today.
Eat. Sleep. Game. Repeat.