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How aim assist works
« on: 11:39 AM - 11/20/18 »
Iíve read lots of posts on this forum over the years, about the benefits and drawbacks of aim assist. Iíve also noticed that many forum members are ill-informed as to how AA works, so I thought Iíd just make a quick post to explain.

There are several types of aim assist implemented in First-Person Shooters, but the two that get discussed most on this forum are Slowdown and Autorotate.

Aim assist slowdown kicks in when you are stationary. It lowers the controller's sensitivity temporarily when your cursor is on target, in order to keep the reticle there whilst your opponent is moving. This is necessary with an analogue stick as it's difficult to make tiny, precise movements with one.
This area of decrease in sensitivity extends outside the character hitbox in order that the controller movement slows down as it approaches the character model, making it easier to get on target, rather than just assisting in staying on target. This area of effect is commonly referred to as the AA Ďbubbleí. Because the controllerís sensitivity drops as soon as you enter the bubble, you then have to move your mouse faster to get on target. This is not intuitive and can therefore feel as though the mouse is stuck in the bubble. This negative effect is most noticeable if you are trying to get your cross-hairs on to a target that is moving away from your reticle to the left or the right.

Aim assist autorotation pulls your reticle toward a target slightly if your cross-hairs are within the bubble and both you and your target are moving. Whilst this sounds great, if another enemy moves between you and your target, or is close to your target but moving faster, aim assist will try to move you toward the new target, forcing you to fight the effect if you want to stay on the first opponent.

Both types of AA are common in CoD (the game that I play the most). Neither type will lock onto your target: both require you to aim, but they will often assist you in doing so. However, they will also hinder your aim in some situations, which is why there are so many posts on this forum about anti aim assist Ballistic Curves.

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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #1 on: 04:20 PM - 11/20/18 »
That's BS mate, it's totes an aimbot! Using a Xim with AA is hacks!!!1!

IMHO, the slowdown exists so controller users can pull hard to get on-target, then not need to adjust thumb position to stay on-target.

The issue for Xim users is we can get on-target pretty easily using a mouse, but AA conspires against us by making us push harder to get through the slowdown effect. That can result in over or undershooting, which we can't afford to do in a fast TTK game.

The best games to test for AA slowdown are Destiny or Destiny 2 while navigating the map and aiming at a planet. You can easily feel the AA bubble, it's like you hit the planet's atmosphere.

Autorotation at times can feel like an aimbot as it moves the reticle automatically towards the target once you get close to the hitbox, but then the AA bubble kicks in and screws with our aim again.

All I can say is thank the floaty sky deity for Steady Aim, it makes a substantial difference to clean up hitbox entry without entirely neutering the benefit of AA.
« Last Edit: 04:40 PM - 11/20/18 by antithesis »

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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #2 on: 08:11 PM - 11/20/18 »
Iíve read lots of posts on this forum over the years, about the benefits and drawbacks of aim assist. Iíve also noticed that many forum members are ill-informed as to how AA works, so I thought Iíd just make a quick post to explain.

There are several types of aim assist implemented in First-Person Shooters, but the two that get discussed most on this forum are Slowdown and Autorotate.

Aim assist slowdown kicks in when you are stationary. It lowers the controller's sensitivity temporarily when your cursor is on target, in order to keep the reticle there whilst your opponent is moving. This is necessary with an analogue stick as it's difficult to make tiny, precise movements with one.
This area of decrease in sensitivity extends outside the character hitbox in order that the controller movement slows down as it approaches the character model, making it easier to get on target, rather than just assisting in staying on target. This area of effect is commonly referred to as the AA Ďbubbleí. Because the controllerís sensitivity drops as soon as you enter the bubble, you then have to move your mouse faster to get on target. This is not intuitive and can therefore feel as though the mouse is stuck in the bubble. This negative effect is most noticeable if you are trying to get your cross-hairs on to a target that is moving away from your reticle to the left or the right.

Aim assist autorotation pulls your reticle toward a target slightly if your cross-hairs are within the bubble and both you and your target are moving. Whilst this sounds great, if another enemy moves between you and your target, or is close to your target but moving faster, aim assist will try to move you toward the new target, forcing you to fight the effect if you want to stay on the first opponent.

Both types of AA are common in CoD (the game that I play the most). Neither type will lock onto your target: both require you to aim, but they will often assist you in doing so. However, they will also hinder your aim in some situations, which is why there are so many posts on this forum about anti aim assist Ballistic Curves.

If you already knew all of this, apologies for teaching you to suck eggs. If you didnít, hope it helps.

I'm a new user, I do not know how to Make settings suitable for Sniper, knowing use Logitech 502 and 1000Hz and play on off

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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #3 on: 08:27 PM - 11/20/18 »
I'm a new user, I do not know how to Make settings suitable for Sniper, knowing use Logitech 502 and 1000Hz and play on off
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Don't use any advanced features, just increase your sensitivity. If that doesn't help, you could try to create the same config using common sync. I find that it gives me the most precise aim for sniping, just know that this does increase aim assist with other weapons. Seeing how sniping has no aim assist you will be okay. Also high DPI and polling rate will give you increased control.

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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #4 on: 01:28 AM - 11/21/18 »
I'm a new user, I do not know how to Make settings suitable for Sniper, knowing use Logitech 502 and 1000Hz and play on off

Don't use any advanced features, just increase your sensitivity. If that doesn't help, you could try to create the same config using common sync. I find that it gives me the most precise aim for sniping, just know that this does increase aim assist with other weapons. Seeing how sniping has no aim assist you will be okay. Also high DPI and polling rate will give you increased control.
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Your advice for dpi?

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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #5 on: 03:05 AM - 11/21/18 »
I'm a new user, I do not know how to Make settings suitable for Sniper, knowing use Logitech 502 and 1000Hz and play on off
I use this curve for sniping in BO4.

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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #6 on: 03:17 AM - 11/21/18 »
That's BS mate, it's totes an aimbot! Using a Xim with AA is hacks!!!1!
Sounds as though you may be new to keyboard and mouse on console?

Despite the popular opinion of many controller users (and therefore hate for XIM) AA doesn't become an aimbot with the XIM. Although mouse users definitely benefit from AA, it's unpredictable sensitivity can hinder precision aiming in some situations. To find out how to combat/make the most of AA with the XIM check out the posts from RML and antithesis.

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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #7 on: 09:57 PM - 11/21/18 »
That's BS mate, it's totes an aimbot! Using a Xim with AA is hacks!!!1!
Sounds as though you may be new to keyboard and mouse on console?

Despite the popular opinion of many controller users (and therefore hate for XIM) AA doesn't become an aimbot with the XIM. Although mouse users definitely benefit from AA, it's unpredictable sensitivity can hinder precision aiming in some situations. To find out how to combat/make the most of AA with the XIM check out the posts from RML and antithesis.
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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #8 on: 10:38 PM - 11/21/18 »
Woosh

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Yes, I was being sarcastic. I neglected to add the rolleyes emote.
I thought the 1 in the exclamation marks would suffice ;)

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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #9 on: 03:34 AM - 11/22/18 »
Woosh

Links Antithesis his own post  ;D
Yes, I was being sarcastic. I neglected to add the rolleyes emote.
I thought the 1 in the exclamation marks would suffice ;)
I was being ironic. Could never miss your sig. :)

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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #10 on: 04:16 AM - 11/22/18 »
Woosh

Links Antithesis his own post  ;D
Yes, I was being sarcastic. I neglected to add the rolleyes emote.
I thought the 1 in the exclamation marks would suffice ;)
I was being ironic. Could never miss your sig. :)
Smiles all round :D

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Re: How aim assist works
« Reply #11 on: 04:24 AM - 11/22/18 »
Hahaha just read this thread. Antithesis your a total idiot you should educate yourself by reading posts from rml and yourself. What an idiot.
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« Reply #12 on: 05:13 AM - 11/22/18 »
Hahaha just read this thread. Antithesis your a total idiot you should educate yourself by reading posts from rml and yourself. What an idiot.
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« Reply #13 on: 05:28 AM - 11/22/18 »
Mainly play overwatch
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