Does The Finals have aim assist?

Aakrit Sharma
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The Finals is one of the hottest FPS games out there, attracting millions of PC and console gamers daily. You can play the game with a keyboard & mouse as well as a controller, and here’s everything to know about aim assist in The Finals.

In shooter games like Call of Duty and Apex Legends, aim assist has always been a highly debated topic. As for The Finals, issues related to overpowered nukes and the tedious Battle Pass grind still exist in Season 1, but following the backlash, the developers were quick to nerf aim assist.

Releasing a game on consoles and PCs has many benefits as you can reach out to a much bigger player base, but meeting the expectations of both these contrasting factions of gamers is an enormous challenge. As a result, Embark is frequently adjusting in-game mechanics based on player feedback.

On that note, here’s everything to know about aim assist in The Finals.

A weapon with skin in The Finals
You can unlock Ranked Tournament in The Finals after playing 60 rounds.

Is there aim assist in The Finals?

Yes, The Finals has aim assist for controllers. As the name suggests, the feature automatically adjusts your reticle in front of opponents, making it easier for players on controllers to aim.

As it turns out, the aim assist in The Finals was so strong that players were requesting the developers to nerf it. In a trending post on Reddit, a user demonstrated how quickly their crosshair moved to the dummy as they switched from hip-fire to aiming down sight.

While some believed that this was necessary to balance things out with keyboard and mouse players who have a massive advantage in aiming, others were concerned because, through controller support on PC, one might use a third-party app that exploits aim assists and it is hard for a standard anti-cheat software to detect this.

Another issue was that aim assist indirectly made the Cloaking Device in the game useless. Despite the invisibility, the feature could directly track the opponent as soon as you aim down sight.

How to turn aim assist on or off in The Finals

Here’s how to enable or disable aim assist in The Finals:

  1. Launch the game and open the settings menu located in the top-right corner.
  2. Head to the Controller section in the settings.
  3. Scroll down till you reach Controller Aim Assist and there will be options to toggle the feature on or off.

The Finals aim assist nerf explained

With patch 1.4.1., The Finals aim assist changed in the following ways:

  • Zoom Snapping Angular Velocity has a limit now, helping players avoid unintentional 90-degree turns.
  • Aim assist ignores invisible players, and the devs confessed that this was a bug before the patch.
  • Zoom snapping takes more time (reduced from 0.3 to 0.25 seconds)
  • Camera magnetism is reduced by 15%, impacting how quickly controller players can track moving enemies.
  • Sniper rifles like SR-84 and shotguns no longer have zoom snapping.
  • Anyone using key remapping apps on PC won’t have access to aim assist. Anyone using third-party software to trick the game into believing that their keyboard & mouse is a controller will be detected and they won’t get the unfair advantage from aim assists anymore.

What is zoom snapping?

Zoon snapping is an aim assist-based feature in The Finals that temporarily makes the aim of controller players lock on to opponents as long as they’re looking in the enemy’s direction. This is naturally a huge advantage as first-shot accuracy can be a deciding factor in any battle.

With the 1.4.1 patch, Embark weakened zoom snapping in several ways, ranging from its duration to the weapons that support it. Clearly, having zoom snapping on explosive weapons like snipers and shotguns was making controller players a bit too strong, and the nerfs should balance things out.

What is camera magnetism?

Camera magnetism in The Finals is an aim assist feature for controller players that makes it easier for them to move their aim in the direction of an opponent. In Embark’s fast-paced title, you’ll rarely come across stable opponents which is why overpowered camera magnetism on controllers was a bone of contention for many.

Well, this was everything to know about aim assist in The Finals. For more on the fast-paced multiplayer title, check out:

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].