Call of Duty

Modern Warfare 2 Clip Sparks Debate Over Aim Assist

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A recent tweet from MaxiqTV featured a clip of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's aim assist and fans of the long-running series everywhere chimed in about how they felt.

Call of Duty is no stranger to aim assist as it helps players on controller hit their shots more consistently. The level of aim assist has varied between entries in the long-running series but it appears that Modern Warfare 2 will be taking it up a notch.

At first glance, the clip in question shows MaxiqYT track his opponents rather skillfully with a burst of fire from his weapon. With context given, however, MaxiqYT reveals that he never moved his thumb on his controller, meaning that the whole thing was because of aim assist.

While many people argue that aim assist is a much-needed part of a Call of Duty game, others believe that it should be removed entirely from the game, stating that it blurs the line between actual skill and just computer-generated tracking.

While things could change before the offical release, it appears that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will keep the aim assist to help keep players consistent with their shots and tracking.