CoD players are struggling with XDefiant’s low aim assist

CoD players are struggling with XDefiant’s low aim assist
Courtesy of Activision

Written by 

Alex Garton


26th Jun 2023 16:30

Aim assist has been a controversial feature in games like Call of Duty and Apex Legends for years now, with the topic often dividing a community over how powerful it actually is.

For some, aim assist on controller has made it too easy to rack up kills, whereas others believe it's necessary given the speed and accuracy available for PC players who use mouse and keyboard. 

As a large proportion of the CoD community play MW2 and Warzone on console, a lot of them are used to the game's aim assist on controller.

Well, after jumping into Ubisoft's XDefiant, some CoD fans are slamming the aim assist as 'horrible' and claim it's not strong enough compared to what they're used to.

Call of Duty player slams XDefiant's 'horrible' aim assist

Taking to Twitter on June 25, Content Creator ExoGhost shared a clip of a Call of Duty player who wasn't particularly happy with XDefiant's aim assist.

After missing multiple shots on a target and being taken down from long-range, the CoD fan slammed the aim assist as 'horrible' and claimed they won't play the game at release if the devs don't 'fix' it.

According to them, "You cannot kill anyone from distance with a controller," saying that the system is not forgiving and doesn't provide as much aid as CoD when it comes to aiming.

They make it clear that the "recoil is really not even a f***ing issue," and that the devs need to address the 'God-awful' aim assist.

XDefiant fans claim CoD players are too reliant on aim assist

XDefiant aim assist
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Courtesy of Ubisoft

After seeing the clip, XDefiant fans decided to share their thoughts on CoD's aim assist, with one user claiming it's "tough to cope when you're so used to having the controller aim for you."

Another argues, "He doesn't know how to track people" and that he "needs to get good and learn how to aim without his hand being held." Either way, it's clear the aim assist in XDefiant is very different to the aid CoD players are used to receiving.

This shift may frustrate a lot of shooter fans and cause them to resent XDefiant as soon as they learn that shots are harder to hit on Ubisoft's FPS title, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Alex Garton
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Alex Garton
Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.
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