Modern Warfare 2 offers a wide array of aim assist settings for controller players.


What Is the Best Aim Assist Type in Modern Warfare 2?

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Modern Warfare 2 offers a wide array of aim assist settings for controller players.
Here’s all you need to know about it.

Aim Assist is a technology that helps players on controllers to aim in-game. Since it is naturally difficult to aim with analog sticks due to the limited motion they offer, developers offer multiple aim assist acceleration curves to aid players in-game. Simply put, it is a tool that evens the playing field between console and PC players in first-person shooter (FPS) games. It guides and slows down the crosshair onto enemies while using a controller to compensate for its inaccuracy in comparison to playing on a keyboard and mouse. It is one of the most heated debates in the gaming community: Controller with aim assist vs keyboard and mouse. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) allows players to customize and play around with their aim settings while on a controller. 

Notably, there are different aim assist types in Modern Warfare 2. Here’s a guide that runs through them all in detail.

Types of Aim Assist in Modern Warfare 2

Here are all the different types of Aim Assists available in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2:

  • Default: Traditional aim slowdown near target used in Modern Warfare games.

  • Precision: Strong aim slowdown that only kicks in when aiming closer to the target. Best for accurate players.

  • Focusing: Strong aim slowdown that also kicks in when narrowly missing the target. Best for players new to analog aiming.

  • Black Ops: Traditional aim slowdown near target used in Black Ops games.

Players can choose between the four different types of aim assist in MW2 and one’s prior experience with aim assist on the controller will play a vital role in selection. The default aim assist is the traditional one that slows down aim near the target and is used in all Modern Warfare games. 

Meanwhile, precision is a strong aim slowdown that only kicks in when aiming close to targets and is suggested for those who are comfortable and accurate with their shots. Focusing aim assist is for players who may be new to analog aiming and is a strong aim slowdown. It kicks in when the shot narrowly misses a target. If you have played Black Ops previously and prefer those over the Modern Warfare games, you can opt for the last option. 

Aim Assist settings will vary from player to player and will depend on one’s comfort and personal preferences. However, you can test the Black Ops Aim Assist option since it provides the best experience overall. You can also test out other options and eliminate the ones you don’t like one after the other.

Aim Response Curve

There are three different variants to the Aim Response Curve settings in-game. They are as follows:

  • Standard: Simple power curve map from aim stick to aim rate

  • Linear: Aim stick maps directly to aim rate.

  • Dynamic: Reverse S-curve mapping for fine aim rate control.

Best aim assist settings in Modern Warfare 2

This is again going to change from person to person but here are the settings that will generally work for all kinds of players:

  • Target Aim Assist: On

  • Aim Response Curve Type: Dynamic

  • ADS Sens. Multiplier: 1.00

  • ADS Sensitivity Transition Timing: Instant

  • Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom: Off. (Adjust it as per your comfort after getting accustomed to it) 

You can change these settings in the “controller” option in the settings menu under the “advanced” tab.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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