The Destiny 2 PC Open Beta is currently going on, which we played last night and really enjoyed up until the point we got killed by a giant drill. Nevertheless many gamers have noticed something odd about the controls. Destiny 2 on PC has both mouse/keyboard and gamepad controller support, with default on Auto Aim Assist for gamepads. Apparently gamers who have played both versions are saying that the Auto Aim Assist on PC is far more aggressive than it is on consoles, and it's giving gamepad controllers an unfair artificial advantage over mouse & keyboard.
Over on Reddit users have been particularly cross about this on Destiny 2 PVP, as the gamepad controller aim assist on the beta means that gamepad users can simply spray fire in a player's general direction and get a kill every time, whereas of course mouse and keyboard users have to manually aim and fire.
Some choice quotes from the Reddit and Destiny 2 forum:
"It feels really lame knowing you could be dying to someone who only had to ADS and hold the trigger button with a fully automatic weapon while you track with all your shots manually."
"It doesn't just help, it's practically an aimbot.. They seriously need to remove how "aggressive" it tracks."
"The simple fact is controller-users have an immediate advantage in a competitive game and that's not OK. It's the same reason consoles (try to) prevent people from using M+KB and it should be the same here. If you have two equally skilled people going at it, the one using a controller will have the upper hand every single time, due to nothing more than an artificial handicap. Nobody here is saying people can't play how they want. Remove the auto-aim and they can still play with a controller if that floats their boat."
"To me, the real problem is that a select few are cheating the system by using a crutch hardware cheat, and not that people using controllers are getting a little assist in a poor attempt to level the playing field against K/M users."
It's certainly really weird to even consider that gamepad owners would have an advantage over mouse & keyboard players in a FPS on PC, but there it is. We can certainly understand how annoying and unskillful this can be, and we're hoping that Bungie tone down the aim assist in the general release of the PC version. We weren't personally planning on touching PvP with a giant drill-shaped bargepole anyway, but this certainly would've made the experience even more humiliating for us.
The Destiny 2 Open Beta on PC runs until tomorrow, August 31. The console version is available September 6, and the PC version is due - eurgh - October 24. Why so late? Who knows, maybe they're busy adding DRM to it or something.