Sentinels pro Animal has posted a Twitter video that exposes the differences of bloom on controller vs. keyboard and mouse.

The debate over aim assist is one that’s been raging ever since Epic introduced their cross-play tournament structure.

Keyboard and mouse (KBM) players don’t like the idea of getting beamed by the infamous ‘L2 spam.’ Epic has adjusted aim assist, reducing the number of controller players who use the ‘L2 spam’ setting – called Legacy – but that didn’t stop the momentum of the meme.

On the other side of the argument, controller players say that the KBM community benefits in every category apart from aim. KBM players have a higher overall skill ceiling – including in the aim department if they practice enough.

That’s the key point, however: practice. High-level KBM players don’t like the concept of spending hours practicing their aim, only to be out-gunned by a controller player spamming the left trigger.

The prevalence of ‘L2 spam’ has gone down since Epic implemented the new aiming settings. A lot of controller pros now use Linear aim assist – and some even use Exponential. Aiming with these settings does not allow you to lock-on when you tap L2.

There are still several top controller players using Legacy – the aim assist setting that allows for ‘L2 spam.’ There have been arguments that using this setting limits your bloom, which is what Animal was exploring in the clip below.

By the way that Animal is spamming ADS (aim down sights), it’s safe to assume that he’s using the Legacy settings. When you compare this to the bloom he had while using a mouse, the difference is clear.

Will this discrepancy be the case every time? Probably not. I’m a controller player and I get bloomed to death all of the time. Still, spamming L2 is far more consistent than letting your shots fly. I’ve seen it for myself.

For some reason, spamming your ADS on a controller seems to reset the bloom. In response to his first tweet, Animal made it clear that this isn’t a debate on whether or not aim assist is overpowered. He just wants Epic to revert the bloom setting for all platforms.

Unfortunately, I don’t think Epic is going to change anything, here. If they do, it will likely be a nerf to the Legacy ADS-spam rather than a buff to KBM bloom.

What do you think of this clip? Does Epic need to make a change? Let us know in the comments.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Yo wtf pc got advandage of everything while controllers only got aimbot. Just let us get aimbot and u pcs tryhard get everything else

  2. If you want to Crush a console user Just build fight the consoles can’t handle it and they just drop FPS till its unplayable.

    Also Bloom has always been reduced on Controller since it is harder to aim.
    L2 spam isn’t aiming it is a exploit which is cheating only people without skill use it.

    • LOL if it was OP as you claim…Controller players would’ve dominated competitive when it was the only option available. If you are on KB+M and w/all of the advantages that come with it all the way down to switching weapons from shot to smg in a split second & actually are complaining it’s OP, you are a b****. I even heard Tfue whining about MOBILE players having an advantage? I mean f’n seriously. Pathetic.

  3. I respectfully disagree with no bloom on controller. I have ONLY bloom. That’s pry because I don’t L2 spam. I hit 10% of my shots tap fire or holding. I try to aim, but it’s all bloom, unless I have an AUG which then I have pretty much no bloom.

  4. I can attest to the bloom. Cost me several box matches in solos and duos. Imagine using a SCAR with no L2, but you’re like less than 10 m from the other guy and your crosshair is red (indicates that you are properly aiming), and not get a single damage out.

  5. My question is this… Since there are millions of players, why is it necessary for the game to be cross platform and “cross-controller” at least in solo mode?
    Just seperate the players that are fighting with the same tools and the problem – whining is solved!

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