In the realm of PC gaming, keyboard and mouse is still king. We used it to play Doom in the ’90s, and we still use it to play first-person shooters today. Think about that: nothing has really changed in more than 25 years.
Arguably, that’s for good reason. Mouse aiming is extremely accurate, which is ideal for shooters. And WASD provides access to plenty of auxiliary keys while also offering passable movement control. That’s right, passable. Accuracy notwithstanding, WASD comes with real downsides, whether you’ll admit it or not!
Whether due to dexterity issues, comfort, or even disability, many people (me included) default to using basic gaming controllers, which have their own drawbacks.
Luckily, we have alternatives. We can now enjoy mouse accuracy without relying on those four popular keys. Maybe it's time for me to dust off my Steam Controller as I'm really not quick enough under fire with the WASD keys, along with Q and E for leaning, CTRL for crouch, SPACE for jump, Z for prone! It's all about training the muscle memory.
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If you hate WASD movement for gaming and seek an alternative, this article looks at seven good substitutes for standard mouse and keyboard controls.