'Overwatch' Patch Will Give Console Players Better Aim

The news is a couple days old because it got buried in their forms, but for console players like myself, this is fantastic news. Like most shooters, if you play Overwatch on PC you have much better aim and response time (as well as the ability to adjust your settings to what you want) than people who plan on PS4 or XB1. That's about to get a change when the next patch for the game comes out. Lead engineer Tim Ford took to the Blizzard forums to address the concerns.


We hear you loud and clear. We're going to add two options in an upcoming patch. First, we'll add a slider for aim smoothing. It will default to the current smoothing/acceleration in the game today (full smoothing, low acceleration). As you drag it towards zero, you'll get less smoothing (higher acceleration). At zero, smoothing is disabled (instant acceleration).

There's some additional aiming techniques being added, but just that news alone is sure to make console players happy as hell. Especially with characters like Widowmaker, Ana, and Hanzo where aiming and sensitivity are everything. However, no official date was given for the next patch, so for now we're just waiting for the additions to be finalized.

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