Players looking to compete with the best of Modern Warfare 2 will need a proper look at their Aim Assist Type and Settings to mold them around their play style.

It’s no secret that Keyboard and Mouse have more precision when it comes to aiming, so to help Controller players, MW2 has a wide variety of Aim Assist settings to choose from. These settings allow players to decide how powerful their aim assist is.

However, some aim assist types in MW2 are clearly the best and will help players round out their shots when it truly matters.

Best Aim Assist Type Settings in MW2

The best and most popular aim assist type in MW2 is Default because it emulates the traditional aim slowdown in the original Modern Warfare games. This makes it easier for you to track enemy players.

Once you’ve chosen Default as your aim assist type in Modern Warfare 2, you’ll need to use the following aiming settings to round everything out:

  • Target Aim Assist: ON
  • Aim Assist Type: Default
  • Third-Person ADS Correction Type: Assist
  • Aim Responsive Curve Type: Dynamic
  • ADS Sensitivity Transition Timing: Instant
  • Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom: OFF
  • Inputs Deadzone:
    • Left Stick Min: 0.08
    • Right Stick Min: 0.08
    • Left Stick Max: 1.00
    • Right Stick Max: 1.00
    • Left Trigger: 0.00
    • Right Trigger: 0.00
Best MW2 Aim Assist Type

On the other hand, it also helps to experiment with your Sensitivity settings in MW2. This will help make your aim feel more “sticky” in a sense and keep your crosshairs on your target.

Here are what some of the pro players use as their Sensitivity settings to help stabilize their aim without sacrificing speed:

  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity – 6
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity – 6
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier – 0.90

Use these settings to really take control over your aim and use aim assist to its best potential.

How to Use Rotational Aim Assist

Players can use Rotational Aim Assist by letting go of the Right Stick and using the Left Stick to strafe on their target. It is especially useful when using hip-firing to track enemy movements.

Rotational Aim Assist almost feels like sticking your crosshair on an enemy and letting the game do the aiming for you.

This means that you’re not moving your aim at all, but you are moving your Operator and letting the Rotational Aim Assist stick to the enemy you’re aiming at.

Here is an excellent video by Frizzeyes that showcases the Rotational Aim Assist using the Default aim assist type to help you visualize this method.

Black Ops was originally the best option, but Call of Duty nerfed it a few months ago, which brought down its usability.

MW3 is almost ready to release, but it’ll likely share similar aim settings to MW2. This means you can use these settings in MW2 and easily transition them into MW3.