Controller aim assist is a vital method of helping controller players to compete with mouse and keyboard players, but players in Halo Infinite believe a simple mistake is turning it off altogether.
The “PC master race” term is derived from a couple of key principles, the ability to keep improving your hardware so that it’s always more powerful than a console, and more precision using a keyboard and mouse.
With a huge increase in crossplay over the last few years, gamers on various platforms are battling each other using different input devices – Halo Infinite being one of them.
Many prefer using an Xbox controller, whereas others like KBAM. However, to help controller players keep up with free-flowing mouse aim, Halo Infinite offers aim assist. Though, not all players seem to be using it as they’re accidentally turning it off via a simple button press on the game’s main screen.
When players boot up Halo Infinite, they’re met with the gorgeous main menu screen showing the game’s title over a beautiful backdrop.
But this is where things get interesting because it’s being reported that if players press the ‘Enter’ key on their keyboard to start, even though they’re using a controller, the game will think players are using KBAM and will receive no aim assist using a controller.
Halo Pro Chance Duncan reported the strange findings and it seems like many players have encountered the same circumstances.
Replies to the Tweet were largely similar stories of it happening to them, with 3x World CoD Champion NYSL Clayster even saying: “Dude I felt DRUNK when I logged on this morning.. this makes sense.”
Just to try and prove it, Halo content creator @TheReachWay was asked to test it out to see if there was any truth to the theory, and it appeared so.
Judging by the number of complaints regarding this, it certainly appears like this is a major issue for Halo Infinite players that they don’t even realize.
But just like the XP and Battle Pass system issue, we expect a fairly quick response to this problem from 343 Industries.
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Apex Legends Anniversary event: Release date, skins, & more
Apex Legends is nearing its third anniversary, and Respawn usually like to celebrate in style. Here’s everything there is to know.
Respawn love to celebrate the Apex Legends anniversary with an event. The game is coming up to its third birthday and for those interested in the date, here’s when Apex Legends’ anniversary is.
With that being said, players are always hungry for new content. With how special the Season 8 Anniversary event was for 2021, it’s only right that fans are intrigued about the next one.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Apex Legends Anniversary event.
When is Apex Legends’ Anniversary?
Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale was released on February 4, 2019, making this date its anniversary every year since its launch. In celebration, players typically get an in-game event to mark the date.
The Apex Legends Anniversary events usually drop around this date, meaning the third-anniversary event can be expected in early February. As Respawn usually drop updates on Tuesdays, perhaps February 1 or 8 marks the date.
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As Season 11 is expected to end around February 8, this anniversary event could either be dropping in Season 11 or 12. We’ll update this as more information is released so stay tuned for the official date.
What to expect for Apex Legends’ Anniversary event
In the previous Anniversary event, players were blessed with a whole Collection Event and Reward Tracker. As we already know that Season 11’s Collection Event won’t be Anniversary-themed, we can expect the 2022 Anniversary event to be something more simple.
Apex Legends dataminer GarretLeaks believes it could be similar to the Monster’s Within event, which was called a Thematic Event. This also included a Reward Tracker.
According to the dataminer’s recent video, the Anniversary will bring new skins for players – possibly recolors. Garret even suggests that an LTM could arrive along with it.
That’s all we currently know about the third Apex Legends Anniversary event. As more news is released, we’ll be updating this article so make sure you stay tuned.
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Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends Wraith and Ash combo bug makes them untouchable
Apex Legends players have discovered a Wraith and Ash combo bug that makes the duo virtually untouchable in combat.
Wraith and Ash are extremely powerful characters, and a few Apex Legends players have found a combo bug that lets them escape easily, effectively making them untouchable.
If you want to be able to change your positioning easily then it’s useful to keep these two on your team. Now, a few players have discovered a strange combo bug that makes them untouchable.
Reddit user ‘UnholyBeast’ highlighted this combo bug in the Apex Legends subreddit. It involves Ash’s ultimate ability Phase Breach that lets her travel across the map through a portal.
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If you use Wraith’s tactical ability Into the Void while taking an Ash portal, the tactical’s cooldown will no longer matter, as you’ll be able to use it again right away. So you can change your position and avoid all damage.
This combo is quite clever but it clearly gives certain players and teams an unfair advantage since they can become untouchable while doing this. So, this bug can be considered game-breaking.
This didn’t escape the attention of the developers, as Respawn’s Live Technical Director ‘Exgeniar’ responded to the bug in the same post. After apologizing, they stated that “bugs are meant to be fixed.”
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Based on these comments, it seems that the developers will be investigating this issue and will probably patch it up in a future update. Until then, this combo will make Wraith and Ash a strong duo.
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Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Halo Infinite’s cheating problem may be bigger than Warzone’s
A popular anti-cheat account has expressed concern that Halo Infinite’s cheater situation will be “much worse” than Warzone’s.
Halo Infinite’s multiplayer beta is facing a hacker problem, and a notable anti-cheat security account has shared concerns that this situation will be worse than Warzone’s.
Halo Infinite has a ton of fun content but the game is also facing a few problems. Aside from the glitch that de-ranks players after wins, there is also the issue of cheaters and hackers ruining matches.
Online multiplayer titles often have to deal with this problem, and one popular anti-cheat Twitter account is concerned that the Halo Infinite cheater situation might be worse than the one in Warzone.
Call of Duty: Warzone players frequently have to deal with cheaters, so the developers will be implementing the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat in the Pacific launch. There are concerns that Halo Infinite might need a similar system.
The Anti-Cheat Police Department Twitter account is known for understanding cheaters well, and they tweeted out that the new Halo title will end up like Warzone but “much worse.” They then proposed a possible solution to the devs.
“Release dedicated server clients to the community and you probably have the next CS:GO and the cheating situation helps solve itself, taking some of your burdens away,” they tweeted.
According to the Anti-Cheat Police Department, Halo Infinite’s detection system takes too long to detect cheaters, so making use of dedicated server clients will greatly reduce the problem.
They explained that the issue of cheaters will remain as long as Halo Infinite continues to use “in-game data detection to combat cheating.”
Halo Infinite devs respond to cheating concerns
While it’s unclear whether or not the developers will listen to this suggestion, 343 Industries are aware of the cheater problem, as Community Manager, John Junyszek responded to this problem on Twitter.
“Unfortunately, cheating is a natural part of supporting a F2P PC game and it’s one we anticipated,” he tweeted. It’ll never go away entirely, but we’re prepared and committed to releasing consistent improvements to our game’s systems and taking action on bad actors.”
He then let the fans know the game currently doesn’t have a “Report Player” feature, they can file reports against cheaters on the game’s support website, preferably with video evidence.
Hopefully, Halo Infinite’s anti-cheat measures will prevent the game’s situation from becoming as bad as Warzone’s. Until then, it remains to be seen if the developers consider giving players dedicated server clients.
Image Credit: 343 Industries
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