How to Control Weapon Recoil in BGMI (2024)

Umesh Borkar
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There are two types of recoil in BGMI, vertical recoil is when the weapon sees an upward movement while shooting bullets while the horizontal recoil is unpredictable.
Having control over recoil will allow players to have precision while securing knockdowns and finishes in long range fights.

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) offers various categories of weapons and the only common feature among them is the recoil. To control a weapon's recoil, players need to master the weapon they are using. To maintain stability while controlling recoil players will not only need different kinds of attachments, like Foregrip and Muzzle attachments, but players will also need to learn some techniques which will help reduce recoil significantly.

What is recoil in BGMI and how to control it?

There are two types of recoil in BGMI, vertical and horizontal. The vertical recoil in BGMI is when the gun moves in the upwards direction while firing bullets. To control the vertical recoil players need to push down on the screen which will help to fire bullets in a straight line while the horizontal recoil is unpredictable. Weapons like AKM and M762, which use 7.62mm ammunition, tend to have higher recoil than weapons like M416 and ScarL, which use 5.56mm ammo. The M416 and ScarL have comparatively less recoil allowing for easier mastery.

These are some of the tips to control recoil in BGMI:

  • Attachments: Use Muzzle attachments such as compensator and flash hider, and Grip attachments like Vertical grip, Angled foregrip or Half grip. These attachments will help you reduce recoil significantly and master weapons like M416 and ScarL to secure mid and long range finishes with ease and precision.

  • Aim Assist: The Aim Assist feature in BGMI is provided for beginners as well as skilled players in order to maintain stability in long range fights to secure knock downs or finishes. This feature helps to maintain precision if players have dealt some damage to the enemy while firing bullets. This feature can be activated by turning on the Aim Assist option in the settings.

Prone and Shoot


  • Crouch and shoot: The crouch and shoot technique is widely used by highly skilled players as well as esports athletes in close range fights. The crouching technique helps a player to control recoil in close range battles and hit headshots consistently. The Aim Assist feature also significantly helps in close range battles while using the crouch and shoot technique.

  • Sensitivity: Players will have to practice in the training ground in order to perfect their sensitivity and shoot bullets with precision. Players will have to choose a sensitivity and practice with it on a daily basis if they want to achieve accuracy. Changing the sensitivity every now and then will lead to having unstable recoil.

  • Prone and shoot: In long-range battles precision matters the most, players can use the prone and shoot technique and fire bullets to reduce recoil and maintain precision in long range fights. This technique can be useful in each map of BGMI but can be most effective in bigger maps like Erangel and Miramar.

Recoil control is a very important aspect in mid to long range fights. If players want to see improvements at a faster rate they should practice regularly with the attachments, grips and the techniques mentioned above.

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Umesh is a passionate gamer having experience in a variety of mobile and PC gaming titles. Having played his fare share of games has allowed him to express his thoughts with ease. His present focus is on the Indian region.

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