MW2 is supposed to make controller players way too strong with aim assists

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In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, PC players are afraid of console players because they are supposed to be running around with legal cheats. Is Aim Assists too strong?

SANTA MONICA, USA – Modern Warfare 2 is said to be overly hands-on for players on PS5, PS4 and Xbox. The new Call of Duty should run on consoles with legal cheats, complain CoD players on the PC. What’s up with the new Aim Assists in MW2?

name of the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
release October 28, 2022
Publishers Activision
Row Call of Duty
developer Infinity Ward
platform PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
genre First person shooter

CoD MW2: PC gamers are suddenly afraid and complain “Controller is cheating”

This is the absurd situation in MW2: The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is finally here and the players are busy grinding the multiplayer, for example for the rare but chic weapon camouflages. But more and more CoD players on the PC no longer want to compete against people on PS4, PS5 and Xbox. They are looking for the feature to issue crossplay in MW2 with consoles.

This is why controllers cause trouble: Almost all first-person shooters support controller players with the so-called Aim Assist. The aim assist works like this:

  • The Aim Assists slows down the reticle near enemies.
  • Aim Assist can also direct bullets to the opponent quasi magnetically if they hit in his vicinity.
  • The hitboxes (hit zones) of the characters receive headshots through Aim Assists even if the hit landed just next to it in the body.
  • Controller players have all these advantages to be able to keep up with mouse and keyboard – this is especially important in crossplay lobbies. With the mouse, faster and, above all, more precise movements are possible than the two analog sticks of a controller allow.
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MW2 is supposed to make controller players way too strong: “Biggest change in CoD ever” © Activision (Montage)

In the new Modern Warfare 2, developer Infinity Ward is said to have increased the advantages of Aim Assists so blatantly that there is already talk of built-in cheating. PC players scoff in social media that thanks to the controller, MW2 has a legal aim bot, i.e. an actually illegal hacking program.

CoD MW2: Video wants to prove that Aim Assist are currently legal cheats

This is how bad PC players feel in CoD: In the community on Twitter and Reddit, the frustration about the Aim Assist is unleashed. The players speak of the “biggest change in CoD ever”, because the aiming aid is said to have never been so strong. But some see it with humor. Thus, the formerly considered elitist “PC Master Race” are portrayed as tearful:

For a long time in Call of Duty (and almost every other shooter) you were king with a mouse and keyboard. The precision and speed of this input was impossible for controllers to emulate. Apparently until now. Now such memes from CoD players receive almost 4,000 upvotes in a few hours and the situation is discussed in over 700 comments.

The Unser share tons of videos analyzing (and sometimes cursing) the power of the aim assist in MW2. In the clips, for example, you can see how the crosshairs in the new CoD simply move behind the opponent without having to move the controller sticks. Watch one of the videos here.

Other clips show the controller’s aim assist following enemies through cover, staying upside down at all times – just like a cheat program would.

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Is the aim assist cheating in MW2? Modern Warfare 2 giving controller players an aim bot is, of course, nonsense. Nobody wins by themselves just because they use a controller.

You have to remember that especially in games that have such a fast TTK (time to kill) like the new Call of Duty, fractions of a second are crucial. To even begin to keep up, it’s imperative that there are aim assists for players on PlayStation and Xbox.

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