Been wanting to make a topic about this for a while, but didn't bother making clips about it. And you do wanna make clips so it's easier to get the point across. So I used AMD's recording software that came with their drivers (Raptr's PlaysTV I think it's called) and played 2, just 2 games and I already got these clips to show how broken the aim assist is. Sorry it's not all compiled into one youtube video, I was too lazy to do that lol (btw it defaults to 720p so if you wanna watch it in 1080 you have to switch it every time, nothing I can do about it soz)
The first clip shows you how easily it snaps onto targets even in very close quarters.
The second one shows how easily it can snap onto targets even from longer ranges.
Nothing too special about this one, but does show, again, the snapping in full action.
This one here shows that yes, it does not work so well against a moving target. It still can though, as the second to last guy I shot was moving and I was still able to land a shot on him by relying completely on aim assist.
Again, demonstrates the ranges from which you can completely rely on aim assist and just "quickscope".
Wanted to save this for last, a perfect example of the aim assist. Snaps onto targets from all sorts of ranges, getting kills left and right without any aiming required.
My opinion on this:
Yes, I could probably pull off some of these shots with just my aim, especially given I play on PC (therefore, M&KB). But that's not the point. The point is how little skill it requires to do this. All the shots in these clips required zero skill. None. I just hit the aim button in the general direction of a guy, aim assist snaps on, I pull the trigger, I get kills, happy days! Aim assist is doing all the work here, that is the problem here. Any pleb could do similar clips, and mind you, I recorded these in just 2 games! Give me a whole weekend to work with and I could make tens and tens of these sort of killfeeds using this broken aim assist.
Solution in my opinion: well first off, this bullcrap should not work on any bolt action rifle, period.
Second, it should "snap" only in CQC ranges, ie 30m max. In these clips, you can see it snapping on from ranges where rifles like the SMLE do OHK's, you can completely rely on the aim assist from the sweet spot range for god sakes!
Lastly, the "strength" of the aim assist needs to be toned down way more in general. Make it like the earlier BF games.
For the record, I have played every BF game that was available on the 360, starting all the way from BF2 MC. Never before have I seen an aim assist system so broken in a BF game. So no, I'm not a "pc elitist" that whines because the "console plebs" get aim assist, this is coming from someone with thousands of hours played on consoles on BF games. Check out the GT "Pibugo" on BF3stats, got like 2000 hours on that game alone. So yes I do have personal experience on the matter. I just wanted to say that before someone pulls the "you are a PC gamer you don't understand" card.