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How to Improve Map Awareness

Updated: Nov 10, 2018

Key steps to good Map Awareness:

  • Gather Data

  • Process Data

  • Determine the best action based on the data gathered

  • Take action

This article will focus on Gathering Data from the minimap. Keep in mind that there are many other important data sources in AoV like team health levels, Battle Stats screen, and Hero Stats screen to name a few. You can use the technique outlined in this article on other data sources also.

Note: if your not sure what you should be looking at on the minimap checkout this article

Goal: develop the habit of checking your minimap

Below are 3 pre-programmed interval timers set to 30, 20, and 10-second intervals. The challenge I present you with is to look at your minimap every time you hear the chime. Using these timers consistently will build your muscle memory (habit) of checking your minimap frequently.


Simply run these timers on a computer or phone while you play AoV. Note there are many interval timing apps and websites out there feel free to use whichever one you feel most comfortable with.


Pre-programmed timers: (hit play before your game starts and the reset after it ends)

Practice Challange:

  • Look at your minimap every 30 seconds for an entire game

  • Look at your minimap every 20 seconds for an entire game

  • Look at your minimap every 10 seconds for an entire game

After Practice Review:

  • Did you looking at your minimap more help you join team fights?

  • Did you looking at your minimap more help you die less?

  • Did you looking at your minimap more help you avoid enemy ambushes?

  • Did you looking at your minimap more help you set up ambushes?

  • Did you looking at your minimap more help you secure objectives?

  • Did you feel safer moving around the map?


Not sure what to look at on the minimap? Then check out this article on how to use the minimap

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