What is The Meta?
Think of us as your gym and personal coach for FPS skills. This very-early release features a flick shot trainer and a target tracking trainer, designed to improve core aiming skills. Each trainer dynamically adjusts to your current skill level to help you quickly improve. And, the more that you play, the smarter the dynamic adjustments become.
Who is The Meta?
We are a small team of game developers and FPS lovers. We started The Meta because ELO Hell is real, and it sucks. We want to help players (some of us included!) climb the ranks and get on the path to mastery.
Does it work?
In our early testing, it definitely does. You’re helping our AI system gather more data from a wide range of players. And, again, the more you play, the more effective the software becomes.
Why train flicking and tracking first?
Flicking and target tracking are core skills that every FPS gamer should have in their toolkit. They’re also hard to train in game, as you have stuff shooting back at you, while you’re trying to build muscle-memory. Later builds will have tens of different trainers, training all kinds of FPS skills, and both the flick and target tracking trainers will have lots more features.
In early testing, we’ve discovered that it is easiest to create and demonstrate accuracy improvements in players who practice using a hitscan gun that is highly similar to McCree’s—even if they don’t usually play a lot of McCree. But, don’t worry, other guns from OW and other FPS games will come later; we’ve already coded them!
Why is the first gun like McCree’s?
Later, you won’t have to, but in this initial build, we wanted to focus players on developing core reflexes and muscle-memory. Think of reloading like returning to ready position in a traditional sport.
Why do I have to reload after every shot?
First off, thank you for tanking and healing! Second, definitely. When you can flick and track targets consistently, it helps with timing and accuracy in other areas beyond just shooting. Besides, who doesn’t love playing a little Battle Mercy?
I don’t play much DPS. Will this work for me?
Though this beta version is focused on helping Overwatch players, you should see gains in any other FPS as your spatial and timing accuracy improve.
Will this work for other games?
Operating system: Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 865
Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, ATI Radeon HD 4850, or Intel HD Graphics 4400
Memory: 768 MB VRAM, 4 GB System RAM
Storage: 7200 RPM with 5 GB available HD space
Operating system: Windows Vista/7/8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 or better
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or better
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Our initial focus is PC, but consoles are coming!
Right now, it’s completely free! In addition, since you are so awesome and helping us learn and improve, if we do eventually charge for a future version of The Meta, you’ll get a free lifetime account at the email address you used to register for the beta test. We’re a small team and really appreciate your feedback :-)
How much does it cost?
We are in closed beta right now, but we have an invite-a-friend program in the works. More details will follow later.
Can I invite my friends to play?
This very-early release is a tiny taste of what is coming. We have trainers in the works for every major category of FPS skills. You can help us by telling us what works and doesn’t work in this release; we’re listening!
This is most likely an issue with Windows 10 “blurry app” mode. Check out this link:
Note that it may help to toggle the option on if it’s currently set to off.
Also, try waiting a bit -- sometimes the button mysteriously decides to accept clicking!
I’m unable to click on “NEXT” button
Blizzard recently changed the default setting for Career Profile to private. You’ll need to set it to public in order for us to display your data. Here are the steps:
Click on Options
Click on Social
Set “Career Profile Visibility” to PUBLIC
My Overwatch Stats aren’t showing! What’s up with that?
Make sure The Meta is set up to take advantage of your video card settings:
Make sure your graphic drivers are up-to-date (Go to Computer Management > Device Manager > Display Adaptors. Then right click on your card and select “Update Driver”
If they are up-to-date, open the control panel for your video card and add The Meta to the list of applications prioritized by the card.
I can’t take screenshots or am noticing weird behavior with my dual monitor set-up
This is a known issue in Unreal. This link will help you fix it:
The screen is all green and weird
This is a problem with Avast antivirus software. It’s possible it will install anyway. If not, try turning off Avast to install.