CoD expert reveals broken setting to boost Modern Warfare 2 aim assist

Luca Di Marzo
Modern Warfare 2 Operator with weapon

The topic of aim assist in Call of Duty games has taken the Modern Warfare 2 community by storm and given the hype, JGOD has revealed the broken aim assist setting that controller players need to use.

The mouse and keyboard vs controller debate was reignited following the launch of Modern Warfare 2 as players noticed how strong aim assist feels in the Call of Duty title.

While keyboard and mouse players believe aim assist provides an unfair advantage, controller players claim that it evens the playing field between the aiming precision and dexterity of a mouse.

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Regardless of which side of the debate you’re on, there’s no denying that aim assist in Modern Warfare 2 is a major factor in gunfights, especially with rotational aim assist that further simplifies the aiming burden on controller players.

Now, JGOD has revealed an overpowered aim assist setting that players will want to make note of in Modern Warfare 2.

As the saying goes, if you can’t beat them, join them. Aim assist is clearly not going anywhere in Modern Warfare 2 and you might as well use the proper settings to bring out the feature’s full potential.

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JGOD has tested each of the four aim assist types and provided feedback on which one you should be using. The rotational aim assist feature that makes your weapon lock on to enemies with very little left-stick movement, is only active within the Default and Black Ops aim assist types.

Black Ops and Default are the most overpowered in Modern Warfare 2 because they offer both slow-down aim assist from the right-stick and rotational aim assist from the left-stick.

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Best Aim Assist Setting to use in Modern Warfare 2

JGOD sought to compare how long aim assist kicked in and allowed your crosshair to track a player in both Blacks Ops and Default. After an in-depth test, JGOD concluded that Black Ops slightly surpasses Default as the best aim assist type in Modern Warfare 2 because it remains active for a longer period.

“It came out that like the Black Ops one was like 1 to 3 percent stronger or at least it carried the crosshairs a little bit further, which in my opinion meant that it was a little bit stronger.”

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While JGOD recommends switching to Black Ops, he explains that the minor difference is well within the margin of error when attempting to measure something like aim assist in Modern Warfare 2.

You can change your aim assist type to Black Ops, by going into the Controller section of your settings menu in Modern Warfare 2.

For more, check out how to unlock the Slimline Pro Optic attachment in Modern Warfare 2.

Image Credit: Activision / JGOD

About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.