Anytime you bring console and PC players together in a competitive shooter there's always some tension surrounding the aim assist feature most games give controller users in an attempt to balance out the accuracy advantage of using a mouse and keyboard.
In The Finals, however, players have been very vocal about the advantage the controller players have with such a strong aim assist. Hell, some players are even using programs that make the game recognize their mouse and keyboard as a controller to gain access to that aim assist.
All aboard the fast train to nerf town!
In a rare move for a competitive shooter, aim assist in The Finals is actually getting nerfed. It sounds like the devs agreed with players that it was a bit much. In fact, they have said that they have been able to conduct "an in-depth review of how aim assist works—something we've only been able to validate with a player base as large as ours." The result: aim assist nerfs across the board.
Patch 1.4.1 has been released and with it comes a max cap for zoom snapping angular velocity, a reduction in camera magnetism, an increase in zoom snapping time, and a complete removal of zoom snapping from the SR-84 sniper rifle, revolver, LH1, and all shotguns.
Add to this the fact that The Finals can now detect if you are using that cheeky software that makes the game detect your mouse as a controller. Players using this software will no longer have access to aim assist.
We'll see how it all plays out in the long term, but for The Finals to make nerfs of this magnitude to aim assist really makes it clear that controller players had quite the advantage.
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