Apex Legends Aim Assist Found More Powerful on Console Than PC

Aim assist is more powerful on consoles than on PC, even when using a controller on the latter.
Aim assist is more powerful on consoles than on PC, even when using a controller on the latter. | Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends controller aim assist is more powerful for those playing on consoles than those plugging controllers into PCs, according to data mining performed Thursday.

Data miner iLootGames explained the difference in the Apex Legends code via Twitter.

"In Apex code, they call aimassist "aimassist_magnet" the rating for full aimbot being 1 and off being 0," he wrote. "What it appears to be set as is .6 strength for console and then there is an override for pc that sets it at .4.

"To sum it up, Aim assist for controller is much stronger on console than it is when a controller is plugged into a computer."

Some PC players are already unhappy about the aim assist in place for controller users on the platform. That dissatisfaction may grow when cross-platform play launches for Apex Legends in the fall, despite that Respawn Entertainment plans for matchmaking to keep PC and console players separate unless the searching party already has both PC and console players in it.