Prolific Warzone content creator JGOD responded to a Twitter tag of a clip displaying just how "broken" aim assist is in-game.
It's no secret that aiming between mouse and controller players is markedly different. In order to help bring the two closer into alignment, aim assist was developed. The tool is meant to help players find and stay on target while playing FPS games such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and so on. Essentially, it will lock on to a visible enemy player and make it easier to keep them in the crosshairs by subtly correcting the player's focus positioning to varying degrees.
According to one clip, however, Warzone's aim assist isn't as subtle as players may think.
The tweet was posted by @SG_SosaB in the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 31. It contained a clip of the user standing completely still, facing out toward the hospital building in Warzone. An enemy player comes into view shortly after the clip starts and, as they come closer, the game's aim assist kicks into gear. It noticeably drags @SG_SosaB's crosshair across the screen to follow the player—though it never sticks on the player completely. Still, it's enough to bring the user to face a near-entirely different direction.
According to @SG_SosaB, he didn't even have his hands on the controller at the time. He just managed to catch the tool moving his crosshair "out the corner of [his] eye." The gameplay was captured on Xbox.
He ended up tagging Activision, community news resource @ModernWarzone, and JGOD. ModernWarfare ended up reposting the clip while JGOD quote tweeted it with his own response.
"Sadly even with clips like this, a lot of controller players live in denial," he wrote, "I know how broken aim assist generally is and it's what makes it so hard to fully commit to KB&M when you cannot achieve the same results without years of practice."
ModernWarfare seemed to agree, writing, "I played on Xbox before buying a PC, y’all got it bad, trust me."
Activision has yet to comment on the clip.