Slowly but surely, developers are opening their minds to gyro aiming as a legitimate control option. It’s not for everyone, of course, but games like Splatoon and more recently Fortnite have proven that it’s a legitimate option. And both the DualSense and DualShock 4 have great motion tracking technology inside them, so why not take advantage of it?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward has been listening. Buried beneath all the excitement for Warzone 2.0, today’s big update has quietly added gyro aiming to the game. You’ll need to enable it in the options, but you have some flexibility in how you set it up. For example, in addition to adjusting the sensitivity, you can also toggle when you’d like the gyros to be active – like only when you aim down sights, for example.
There’s none of the fancy flick-stick functionality you can now find in games like Fortnite, but it’s early days, and Modern Warfare 2 has a long life in front of it. One thing to note is that aim assist will be disabled when you use the gyros. Still, with the added precision you get from gyro aiming, you may not need that snap to target functionality anymore.