KovaaK’s vs Aimbeast vs Aimlabs – Which Is the Best Aim Trainer?

Anything and everything in the aiming community is heavily influenced by preferences and subjective opinions formed or ingested from random sources. This is especially true when you want to discuss the most important part of aim training – which trainer should you use?

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This question popped into my head recently so I have decided to explore this topic a bit more in-depth by combining my findings with opinions and ideas coming from good aimers that are well known in the community. There will still be bias involved, but I am trying to minimize it and include as many objective facts as possible to balance the scales out. 

Things to Note

I have only 1000 hours in KovaaK’s and that is why I decided to source opinions from other top-level aimers that I had direct access to. I will not openly use their names to maintain some level of privacy but open any decent task and look at the top of the leaderboards and you will most likely see their names listed there. 

While my sample size here was not in the 1000’s it was significant enough to provide me with a set of common ideas or objective observations on the topic. Even the lack of an opinion or insight is already telling since information can be extrapolated from it. 

The following list will rank the aim trainers from worst to best while listing different aspects that competitive aimers enjoyed or disliked. This approach in itself could be considered biased since I am not looking at casual users, but the amount of useful information I could gather from such a group of people would be limited.

Aimlabs – Entry Level

Aimlabs is mostly regarded as an entry-level tool used in cases where you do not want to invest any money in purchasing an aim trainer. With the barrier of entry being low Aimlabs is generally what you should start with if you are not quite sure about the whole aim training thing. 


With that said, Aimlabs is ranked lowest in the aim trainers battle for a couple of reasons that I and others have experienced. The user interface in Aimlabs is quite annoying to deal with and use. This is probably the single biggest issue with Aimlabs since at some points you give up on training before you even get to find your preferred scenarios or playlists. 

The performance of Aimlabs is fine with different FPS numbers being achieved with different hardware. Several people have reported to me an issue with input smoothing in Aimlabs meaning that the developers might still have work to do with their engine. 

The number of scenarios in Aimlabs has been growing and the number of partnerships and projects has also been rising. However, there is a downside to all of this as Aimlabs is seen as a commercial product far from the roots of the raw aim improvement community.

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Can’t find how to modify the UI but can easily find the skins tab 🙂

The introduction of skins and other gimmicks solidified this opinion for many, making Aimlabs more of a tool for casuals. The lack of customization, saving multiple themes, and mediocre performance/inputs was quite a letdown for me, leading to a quick uninstall from my PC. 

Some of the issues listed to me by different aimers and identified by myself are a by-product of a free-to-play model making it hard to identify a clear solution to these problems. In fact, it might just be that Aimlabs is specifically targeting the more casual audience with the features they implement since it could be more profitable in the long term. 

The short conclusion here is that if you want to pick up aim training Aimlabs is okay to use until you start getting serious about it. 

KovaaK’s – The Original Aim Trainer

For most people, the mention of an aim trainer immediately implies KovaaK’s since that was the first original tool that everyone used before any alternatives were available. Stemming from that fact are the clear advantages KovaaK’s has: a large player base, a ton of scenarios, a lot of development time invested into the trainer, etc. 


A lot of old-head aim trainer enthusiasts have not even used anything besides KovaaK’s which is quite telling how much of a strong influence this specific tool has in the community. This is what I have used the most myself, clocking in 1000 hours which is not a lot but not an amount that can be easily dismissed either.

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KovaaK’s has the simplest UI with easy-to-understand options and settings. The customization abilities are great with some options being simplistic but getting the job done (ex: no snapping on rearranging the HUD elements). The FPS performance of the aim trainer is decent but with cases where people report stutters and weird input lag issues. Some of these issues can be attributed to the users themselves but it is still necessary to mention that not everything is stellar about KovaaK’s. The greatest realistic advantage KovaaK’s has right now is the reputation of being the original tool that everyone knows and recognizes. 

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KovaaK’s is a paid tool therefore it has a barrier of entry, but the community around it seems to still be the largest. Being a paid tool also allows the developers to focus on the raw features and needs of aiming enthusiasts and not cater to casual needs (no need for paid skins in aim trainers).

Aimbeast – The Hardcore Aim Trainer

The easiest way to describe Aimbeast is “hardcore”. This is a precision tool modeled using exactly what aim trainer enthusiasts wanted and begged for in other places. The default settings are great (you can ALMOST just go into aim training from the get-go), the performance is incredible with the settings and FPS allowing for the least input lag, and the scenarios are as hard as they get.

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aim beast settings

Aimbeast has the advantage of being the newest aim training tool so it had the opportunity to learn from the previous contenders in this scene offering a complete package for anyone interested in achieving better mechanical performance. I spent quite a bit of time figuring out what exactly this aim trainer lacks from my limited perspective but it was quite hard, or rather impossible. You have customizability, import/export settings, a bunch of audio options, themes, etc.

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The one single aspect where Aimbeast is behind is the size of its community and the scenarios available. The variety is not great currently but it is still absolutely usable for targeting your weaknesses giving it enough usability to where most users interested in aim training would just gloss over this detail. 

The inclusion of beginner/intermediate benchmark playlists as well to grab the attention of newer players (the scenarios are quite daunting for new players otherwise) and offer them a better-guided experience would help with easing them into the scene.

Aimbeast is a paid product just like KovaaK’s so that might be responsible for the slow growth of the community around it. However, just like in the case with KovaaK’s I would much rather pay for a tool that is specialized in what I need, instead of having to use a free tool that is trying to attract an audience by using gimmicks I dislike. 

In short, it seems that currently if you do not have an aim trainer you use, getting Aimbeast is the safest most complete package you can purchase to improve your aim. 



Pros: Free to use, has a decent pool of scenarios, decent performance, okay customizability, offers detailed insight after your runs

Cons: Input issues, awful user interface, paid gimmicks


Pros: Decent performance, decent input, a wide variety of scenarios, huge community, competitive leaderboards

Cons: Paid tool, worse performance/inputs compared to Aimbeast, a lot of the optimal crosshairs/sounds need to be imported 


Pros: Best input/FPS, amazing customizations, good default settings, all of the options you need are already in the trainer but you can also import anything if you need it

Cons: Paid tool, limited pool of scenarios, limited community, might be too hard for novice players

With everything in mind, I would say that Aimbeast is the best current aim trainer from a value perspective, allowing for the biggest leap in aiming mechanics. If the devs add simpler scenarios/benchmarks and develop a more guided experience for beginners Aimbeast could quickly develop into the biggest aim trainer on the market. 

About The Author

Chris (vile_is_dead)

Custom Windows ISO enjoyer, FPS optimizer, and aim improvement enthusiast. Will disassemble all of his peripherals (and sometimes PC parts) to mod them even if all of them work perfectly fine. Discord/Twitter: vile_is_dead

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