“When the man with the mouse and keyboard meets the man with the controller, the man with the controller is a dead man,” it used to be said. Those times seem to be long gone, as the advent of cross-play in competitive shooters has mixed things up quite a bit.
The need to equate PC and console gamers in mixed servers has led developers to tread a bit on the effectiveness of aim assist, or at least that’s what the owners of the PC version of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 say, which in these days they are forced to play even against Xbox users with controllers (and aim assist). Yes, because cross-play cannot be disabled on PC and Xbox: this privilege is currently only offered to owners of PlayStation consoles.
Complaints from PC gamers are rapidly increasing on Reddit and other social communities, who consider the aim assist for controllers to be too effective, to the point of associating it with a real cheat. The system would help controller-equipped players too much to hit the head of the unfortunate opponents. Some claim that aim assist is able to track enemies even through smoke or when they are partially obscured. “Aim assist helps people who have figured out how to exploit the exploit too much,” said one player.
Another noted that this was also the case in the previous chapter: “In Modern Warfare 2019, in Gunfight, if there were guns and the opponents were PC players, we knew we had a big chance of losing. Aim assist pays off. guns far too easy to use compared to mouse and keyboard “. This time, however, there is the aggravating circumstance of not being able to disable cross-play on PC and Xbox.
There are plenty of other messages like these on the Call of Duty sub-Reddit, however there are no shortage of them either people who find these complaints too exaggerated. Which side are you on?