Weapon sway is a realistic feature in Arma 3 that simulates the difficulty of aiming a firearm accurately under various conditions. However, some players may find it too excessive or frustrating, especially when using high-magnification scopes or heavy weapons. Fortunately, there are some ways to reduce weapon sway in Arma 3, either by using mods, console commands, or in-game techniques.
One of the easiest ways to reduce weapon sway in Arma 3 is to use mods that adjust the sway parameters or disable it entirely. There are several mods available on Steam Workshop that can help you with this, such as:
Reduced Weapon Sway by R3vo: This mod reduces the weapon sway by 50%. It only needs to run on the client and is compatible with ACE and other mods.
Reduced Weapon Sway by 1st Royal Rangers Battalion: This mod reduces weapon sway up to 75%. It works for sidearms and mod weapons as well. It also requires no stamina mods.
To use these mods, simply subscribe to them on Steam Workshop and enable them in the launcher. You can also adjust the settings of some mods in the game options menu.
Using Console Commands
If you don't want to use mods, you can also use console commands to reduce or eliminate weapon sway in Arma 3. To do this, you need to open the debug console by pressing Shift + - (minus) on your keyboard and typing \"debug\" (without quotes). Then, you can enter the following commands:
player setCustomAimCoef 0.001;: This command sets the custom aim coefficient to a very low value, which reduces weapon sway significantly. You can change the value to your preference, but keep in mind that lower values make aiming easier and higher values make it harder.
player enableFatigue false;: This command disables the fatigue system, which affects weapon sway and stamina. This means you can run and sprint without getting tired or affecting your aim.
player allowDamage false;: This command enables god mode, which makes you invincible to any damage. This is optional and may affect your immersion and enjoyment of the game.
To disable these commands, simply enter them again with different values or \"true\" instead of \"false\". You can also close the debug console by pressing Esc.
Using In-Game Techniques
If you want to reduce weapon sway in Arma 3 without using mods or console commands, you can also use some in-game techniques that can help you stabilize your aim. These include:
Deploying your weapon: You can deploy your weapon on a suitable surface, such as a wall, a fence, a window, or a bipod (if equipped), by pressing C (default key). This will greatly reduce weapon sway and recoil, but also limit your mobility and field of view.
Resting your weapon: You can rest your weapon on an object, such as a tree, a vehicle, or your own body, by holding C (default key). This will slightly reduce weapon sway and recoil, but also allow you to move and look around more freely.
Holding your breath: You can hold your breath by holding Shift (default key) while aiming down sights. This will temporarily reduce weapon sway and steady your aim, but also drain your stamina and cause more sway afterwards.
Crouching or going prone: You can crouch or go prone by pressing X or Z (default keys) respectively. This will lower your profile and reduce weapon sway and recoil, but also make you slower and more vulnerable to enemy fire.
Managing your stamina: You can manage your stamina by avoiding unnecessary sprinting or carrying too much weight. Stamina affects weapon sway and fatigue, which make aiming harder. You can check your stamina ec8f644aee