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Call of Duty: Vanguard's Strong Aim Assist Works Through Walls

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Aim assist in Call of Duty: Vanguard seems to be so strong it works through walls.

Aim assist has always been a point of contention for many fans of competitive multiplayers. Its purpose is usually to level the playing field for controller players, particularly where cross-platform with PC is involved. Some argue that aim assist allows consoles players to have a significant advantage, and in the case of Vanguard that certainly seems to ring true.

Recently, players have been highlighting the strength of Vanguard's aim assist, showing how in some cases it manages to snap onto players hidden behind walls. Obviously, this doesn't make a whole lot of sense and essentially allows players to track opponents as they move around behind cover.

One streamer in particular has recently highlighted his experiences with the game's aim assist. In a Twitch stream, CoD streamer Ayden used the aim assist while playing Search and Destroy on Demyansk.

After climbing onto the roof of the church, he attempted to track a player through some rocks. The aim assist took a moment to trigger, but once it did, it snapped onto the enemy player as they ran. This allowed Ayden to reveal the enemy player's location, then relay it to his team.

While it's still not a feature that will guarantee a win, it's certainly an undeniable advantage. For once, though, it seems that a hack isn't to blame for this problem. If it feels like you're being tracked, it could be down the strong aim assist rather than foul play.

Hopefully, Sledgehammer Games will make some adjustments to the feature in order to keep the balance as fair as possible. At the time of writing, however, the developers have yet to address the level of aim assist.