Through his own micro-experiment, TeeP brought forward alarming evidence showcasing that aim assist function on Modern Warfare-issued weapons could be noticeably stronger than that on their Cold War counterparts. He then went on to publish a clip on Saturday, May 8, on Twitter via his profile to his audience for outside verification.
“Bro can some of you try this for me and tell me if I’m crazy?” He wrote.
TeeP Discovers Aim Assist Shift Between Modern Warfare and Cold War
In the clip, TeeP uses both the Modern Warfare and Cold War equivalents of the MP5 submachine gun to test his theory. Equipping both with only a barrel attachement—likely for visual purposes—TeeP drags the crosshairs of both weapons over and around another player.
The crosshair, when nearing and on the opposite player, appears to slow or cling more with the Modern Warfare gun than with the Cold War. This, of course, is the aim assist doing its job—albeit much stronger in the former category.
TeeP tested the theory again using a sniper rifle and uploaded the results only 20 minutes later. In this second clip, he is using the Modern Warfare Kar98 and the Cold War Pellington. The change in aim assist seems to be much more apparent, here. To illustrate the difference, TeeP, himself, compared it to dragging the sights through sand with Cold War versus mud with Modern Warfare.
“Like with the Pelly, there’s still aim assist. You feel it. It’s sticky.” He says, switching from the Pellington to the Kar98 before continuing, “This one feels like you’re in f***ing mud.”
Players have since turned to community-built and based resources to determine whether TeeP’s evidence truly holds weight. Neither Activision nor Raven Software have issued statements concerning this discovery at the time of writing.