With different versions of a video game comes special tweaks and patches that are meant for only that version. This goes especially for titles that are featured on both PC and consoles. For Overwatch, this means that the game needs to be tuned across PC, Xbox One, and PS4. For the latter one, a recent patch was said to have made a key difference about the aiming feature in the game. But some players aren’t so sure.
Although this update was revealed in the Patch Notes of PS4 Patch 2.11, some are unsure it works, or that it’s doing what the notes say it’s doing. This comes from Battle.net user MistaDonzie, who asks:
“I play around woth it but not sure what to expect. Can aim smoothing being turned off, get rid of that dreaded input lag?”
Other players responded and helped clear up the confusion the patch notes caused. The best explanation came from user Acefribble:
“It was explained before that this would, in theory, clear up the awful controls the game has had until now and make it control more like other console shooters.”
Indeed this has been a problem for the PS4 version of Overwatch, as many players have noted that this particular console version has had odd lag and input problems, which makes the game rather difficult to play. Furthermore, this update seems to be adjustable, so that players can adjust the aim smoothing and the new Linear Ramp addition to best suit their playing style.
As for the confusion, many think that the person who describe the Patch Notes just got their terminology mixed up, as they confused aiming with acceleration somehow. If you’re still having issues aiming, we really do recommend reading this particular Battle.net forum, as the players go deep into detail on how to adjust the features to help you in Overwatch.