Pros and Cons | Tracking and Flicking | Overwatch Aiming
Tracking, for the learning purposes I will focus on Ashe (McCree is extremely similar to this hero, so there will no be differences) that could, and must, use both of aiming styles to reach the best results. As you could remember, tracking is a process of synching your crosshair with a target and pulling the trigger as you need. The very concept of Tracking is extremely simple, but in Overwatch, most of the heroes have insanely fast-moving abilities in both axes, horizontal and vertical.
That is why some professionals prefer flicking. This is a process of quickly placing your mouse over an enemy and then quickly pulling the trigger, instead of tracking for their movements. While you are using the flicking technique your aim starts far away from the target, then quickly locate them with the crosshair and shoot. If you are loving to watch Overwatch videos on youtube, then you probably have seen a lot of Widowmakers clips, where they are flicking from one enemy to another. This is an advanced skill that is much harder than simple tracking, but it is much faster and incredibly more efficient, so you need to think about learning it, especially if you want to succeed in Overwatch Boosting.
Sometimes it is worth to combine these two aiming techniques to reach the best results. Most of Overwatch players are using the most comfortable aiming style and the one that fits perfectly to their mouse sensitivity. That means that almost every person who has learned the flicking style is using both of these styles. As you could know in Overwatch there are more than 31 heroes currently and every one of them comes in different sizes. Moreover, almost every hero has at least one ability that could be used to quickly mitigate, deflect or block shots. The aiming style must be taken into account when you are deciding which hero you are trying to hit. If you are tracking a Roadhog then sometimes he would take some pauses to heal himself (oh crap, right now he could heal without stopping. Whatever you still could understand the example), it is the perfect moment to flick up to his head and deal some critical hits to kill him insanely quick.
In these matters, mouse sensitivity is playing the most major part, this is the option that differs for so many players. Do not think that the technique that works for a professional player will 100% work for you. Generally, it would not work with the 70% probability, the difference between professional players and casuals is too high. The best possible outcome is to find the balance between these settings and adjust them to your gameplay. But here I could tell you some interesting advice – increase sensitivity to haste the flicking learning speed. If you will be able to move your crosshair to the target, you will quickly learn the flicking trick.
But tracking is much easier with decreased, lower sensitive mouse configurations. To ease the learning process developers added a separate sensitivity option while you are aiming with the alternate fire (zoomed up) – Ana, Widowmaker, Ashe. So you can adjust these settings exactly for your playstyle. There is a special guide on Reddit, so I highly recommend you to follow this guide.