Call of Duty stats answer the Warzone theory with a scary aim assist trend

Aim assist has become a highly contentious topic in gaming, and it’s only gotten worse in recent years as crossplay has become commonplace in several of the world’s most popular multiplayer games. And the stats prove it’s only gotten stronger in Call of Duty in recent years.

The debate over the power of aim assist heated up when Fortnite first made crossplay a standard in gaming. Since then, the discussion has seeped into almost every possible multiplayer game.

That includes Warzone and the broader Call of Duty sphere, where top contenders, streamers, and casual gamers alike sit very firmly on either side of the fence.

But as the online debate raged about aim assist in Call of Duty, and whether it had actually gotten easier, the stats and numbers emerged that proved once and for all how aim assist has changed over the years.

Modern Warfare character with logo

Aim assist range has increased significantly since Modern Warfare.

Extracting data from previous XclusiveAce videos, Warzone expert JGOD listed the aim assist range for rifles in each of the previous six Call of Duty titles.

While it doesn’t go back all that far, only dating back to the release of Black Ops 3 in 2015, the stats definitely suggest that aim assist has become significantly more powerful over the past few years. Here is the aim assist range for rifles from BO3:

  • BO3- 38m
  • IW-31m
  • WW2 – 37.5m
  • BO4- 37.5 m
  • MW2019- Couldn’t find a range so probably 200m
  • WZ- 200m
  • CW-63m (SMGs)

While Vanguard isn’t on the list and numbers are ambiguous for Modern Warfare 2019, it does show a big leap past Black Ops 4.

In fact, the Cold War SMG’s assist range was more than double the rifle range in Infinite Warfare, a really stark contrast.

While there may be other factors that affect this, like map sizes, weapon power, and more, it sheds light on how much aim assist has changed over the years. Will this end the debates about aim assist in Call of Duty? Probably not. Call of Duty stats answer the Warzone theory with a scary aim assist trend

Emma Bowman

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