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Major flaws with Modern Warfare controller aim exposed after patch

Published: 17/May/2020 12:02

by Joe Craven


Issues with controller aim have apparently been uncovered in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, affecting both input delay and aim assist.

Given the overwhelming majority of Call of Duty players are based on console, any changes to aim assist or input delay will always be controversial. While no official announcements have been made, some players appear to have uncovered data that suggest adjustments have been made to both.

On May 16, information posted on Reddit claimed that changes have been made to significantly increase input delay, potentially also impacting aim assist.

In a lengthy Reddit post, user SpiritualBiskit stated that “since every patch after Season 1, the game has been increasing in input lag for unknown reasons, but most likely due to unrefined patches”.

“There has been a 300ms to 450ms increase in input latency that’s not due to connection, it’s hardwired into the game,” they continued. This essentially means that the amount of time between a player pressing a button and the action occurring in-game has been lengthened considerably.

Reddit: u/SpiritualBiskit
The spreadsheet reports a supposed increase in input delay over various patches to Modern Warfare.

The revelation caused concern among pro players, many of whom have questioned why their aim has felt off in the past few weeks.

To compound these concerns, CoD world champion Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte shared a video suggesting that horizontal aim assist has been reduced massively, while vertical aim assist remains very strong.

It’s not clear whether the adjustments were made accidentally by Infinity Ward or were intentional, but they do not appear to have featured in any official patch notes.

While the casual community may not notice a significant difference, a host of pro players have expressed consternation. In professional CoD, when milliseconds can make all the difference, a major change to aim assist or input delay could easily throw players off.

Infinity Ward are yet to respond to the community’s concerns, but we’ll provide an update if and when they do.

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Black Ops Cold War devs address Mastery camo bug & confirm other fixes

Published: 27/Nov/2020 0:17

by Brad Norton


Mastery camos in Black Ops Cold War will soon be looking better than ever, Treyarch has confirmed, with an assortment of camo-related fixes on the way in a nearby update.

If you’ve already been hard at work grinding the latest Call of Duty, unlocking the very best camos has likely kept you busy. Reaching that elite Dark Matter cosmetic is always a huge effort, though many players have already hit it just weeks after launch.

Unfortunately, the flashy Mastery Camos haven’t quite lived up to the hype in many regards. Some weapons barely display the unique visual. Small areas of the guns are given the new design while a majority of the weapon stays the same.

The community was naturally disappointed at first, but it turns out these actually aren’t working as intended. Fixes are on the way very soon, as Treyarch has confirmed the top priorities for the next major update.

Black Ops Cold War M60
Reddit: u/azzazurq
An example of how minimal Dark Matter currently looks on the M60 due to recent bugs.

First and foremost, we now have confirmation that “unintentional changes to Mastery Camos” will be addressed in the next update. “After our most recent update, some weapons began to display certain Mastery Camo differently,” devs addressed on the official Treyarch Trello board.

While an exact date isn’t quite set in stone for the next update just yet, rest assured it won’t be long. “We are looking to release a fix for this in our next major update,” they confirmed.

So if these issues had you holding back on the Dark Matter grind, there’s no reason not to get back on the hustle. In a matter of days, the camos will be displaying properly and you’ll be able to flex your early accomplishments.

Next up, there are six other major problems that Treyarch is looking into. Some are more vague, such as various console crashes and bugged animations. However, others are more specific.

Prestige leveling should be a bit smoother in the weeks to come. If your level hasn’t been displaying properly, a fix for this is currently in the works. 

Black Ops gameplay
Outside of bug fixes, Flak Jacket could be addressed in a nearby update.

While no specific changes are on the way just yet, the balance team has also “had discussions” surrounding the power of Flak Jacket. A potential nerf could be on the way given how common the perk has become since launch.

The most recent patch only just went out on November 25, so we likely won’t see anything for a few days at a minimum. At least now have a solid idea of what to expect when the next updates roll around.