Hit your targets and make sure that your Widow pick is always a good choice. We are teaching you how to get mechanically better with Widowmaker, how to land your shots and eliminate critical targets. Widowmaker is one of the hardest characters to aim with, but these aiming drills are made to help you improve!

Hey there! Do you sometimes feel that key targets just won’t die in the enemy team? Do you enjoy planting fear in your enemies? Widowmaker is just for you then, and we are going to show you drills to increase your accuracy and be a real value to any team.

Hello guys, welcome to the dojo! Let’s talk about the benefits of picking Widowmaker. She is the most effective hero from long range with her sniper, able to pick key targets and disturb the enemy team before team fights begin. She shines in controlling open areas where she can take control of the high grounds to bypass shields. Her kit does not really help the team in teamfights though so you must score kills in order to be effective. Widowmaker is one of the hardest characters in the game mechanical-wise.

Static drills

The basic drills for Widowmaker, especially the static ones are going to be pretty similar to other hitscan training sessions but please don’t neglect them.The drills are going to give you a solid mechanical foundation, and also help you eyes and brain adapt to the scoped playstyle and to long distances you need to perceive. If you have any questions regarding the Widowmaker drills, or just want to improve with anything, please feel free to join Overwatchdojo’s Discord server. There are coaching opportunities too, use the link in the description!


Alright, let’s load up the tutorial map and stand in front of the still bots. Your first drill is to track them with your mouse while moving around. This exercise warms up your muscles and helps you start focusing. Aim at the head for this drill. You can mix up the movement so it is more interesting to do.

Do this drill for 30 seconds.

Scoped tracking

The next drill is basically the same, but this time use your gun in sniper mode. Hold down the zoom and try to track your targets while moving left-to-right in an unpredictable manner. Try to make the movement arrhythmic so potential enemies will have a hard time tracking you. It’s really not that hard to do, but an important part of the drills.

Do this drill for 30 seconds.


The next drill teaches you the quickscope that is an essential move with any sniper. The exercise is to zoom and quickly hit your shot, removing the scope right after it. This allows you to be reactive and land the critical shots, while having a greater vision around you. Quickscoping is really useful for mobility, as you spend very little time in stationary position. Don’t forget that you should always go for headshots!

Do this drill for 1 minute

Flick shots

The last static drill is the hardest one, but looks and feels great. You are going to practice flicking. The basic idea is that from one position you flick the crosshair to the head of the enemy quickly. Pretend that you are guarding a spot on the map, and quickly flick to the bot who is in the view. Practicing this rewires your muscle memory, so you will be able to land these shots in-game too.

Do this drill for 2 minutes

Dynamic drills

Static drills are a good for warming up, but the real thing is just up next in the dynamic drills. If you like these drills created by Overwatchdojo, consider supporting us on Patreon, link can be found in the description.

Hitting moving targets

In the next drill, take an elevated position somewhere where you can see the platform with the moving bots. Your task is to land your shots consistently, while doing a left-right strafing motion. You will spend a lot of time doing this in live matches, so you should make this perfect. Pay attention to your charge and time your shots well.

Do this drill for 2 minutes.

Hitting moving targets with quickscope

Now nothing new, just mix the previous ones. Land the headshots with quickscope then strafe or jump to one side and repeat, try to find the perfect rhythm. If you can reach the perfect rhythm, you are going to be a terrifying monster in-game.

Do this drill for 2 minutes.

Grapple shot

The next drill is something that you may see a lot from tryhard Widows. Stand near a position where you can grapple upward. Press the jump button right at the moment when the grapple pulls you to the level of the platform you are using to hook. Aim your sniper while in the air, and land a headshot on the bot. You are pretty predictable when falling, but it is happening really quickly, and may catch the enemy by surprise.

Do this drill for 1 minutes.

Hitting moving targets with flick

The last one is practicing the flick shot again from various positions. Make sure that you pretend defending a single point, and use this as the basic position. Flick to the moving bots from there. You want to practice this to close and far distances too.

Do this drill for 2 minutes.

More advanced training

We know that these drills may be too basic for some. If you want a more advanced training experience, create a custom game with hard Lucio bots filling both sides and set headshot only on a control point map in skirmish mode. Speed aura, boost and boops all over the place, a really good training exercise. Use what you have learned in the drills! You can go with 4 ana 2 lucios if that works better.

Professional Widowmaker players

If you are interested in watching professional Widowmaker players, search for Kephrii and Taimou (and leave the name of your favourite in a comment section below).


Don’t forget that Widow is a really risky pick and can be countered easily. Always adapt and try to co-operate with your team members. Thank you for your attention. If you like what we are doing, subscribe, give us a thumbs up and share this video. See you guys next time!
Drill sheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6X5OZ2NG04pb1pnMS0wM3Jpdzg