Modern Warfare’s aim response curve type explained Call of Duty

Aim response curve type: Before we deal with this, you will need to set your settings correctly if you do. It seems that the patch Season 4 Reloaded will reset all player settings, which means you will have to go back and reinsert them.

Wading through the menus can be a bit daunting, so we’ve broken things down and listed the best settings to optimize gameplay and audio settings. Sensitivity and preferences vary, so these settings should be used as a starting point for further tests that match personal tastes. If you play with a controller on a PC or console, the best controller settings will improve accuracy and movement in Warzone reloads Season 4.

Modern Warfare's aim response curve type explained Call of Duty

Players in Black Ops: Cold War must be aware of the target reaction curve (also known as the arc) when setting their controller for gaming. This setting alters how analogue sticks respond to player movement in the game, so it’s important to understand it. There are three different settings for this arc that adjust how your controller and analogue embroidery movement interact in-game.

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Modern Warfare’s aim response curve type explained Call of Duty

Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward’s flagship series, is now a new era. Modern Warfare’s brains have done everything possible to ensure Call of Duty achieves new heights, having integrated cross-play for the first time.

The games Battle Royale mode Warzone was released in May to follow up to Blackout. The popularity of the game mode proliferated both among players and via social media, with it moving up the Twitch charts.

Modern Warfare still has some undiscovered features one of them being the aim response curve (ARC).

What type of aim response curve should I use?

The answer to the above question lies entirely within you. Let’s break down each variation so you can make an informed decision. The standard curve always accounts for ‘rogue movements’, meaning it will gradually increase its rate of movement when you move your thumbstick based on the percentage.

Hypothetically if you set the standard curve algorithm at 10%, your movement will increase in increments of 10% until it reaches 100%.

Inner movements are less sensitive, making them ideal for fine aim control; on the other hand, outer thumbstick movements – great for quick turning make them ideal for beginners or those transitioning from one game to another.

What’s an aim response curve?

What's an aim response curve

Simply put, ARC is the on-screen movement directly related to thumbstick input. Most games use a standard form of ARC to account for movement errors; if your thumbstick accidentally hits with more force than intended, an algorithm will adjust accordingly.

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Currently, Modern Warfare has three ARC variants:

  • Standard: A simple power curve map derived from the aim stick to the aim rate.
  • Linear: Use aim stick maps to determine your target rate.
  • Dynamic Reserve S-curve Mapping for Fine Control of the Aim Rate

Each ARC type has its own advantages. Reddit user “KingZillionn” posted a graph to the CoDCompetitive subreddit that illustrates each curve type in relation to rotation speed and thumbstick movement.

Curve aim response

Activision’s blog post states that the linear curve is “a direct path from aim stick to aim rate.” When you move your stick at 75% of its maximum rotation speed, the screen will reflect this input.

Though this may appear to be the ideal option, it can make controlling your aim more challenging. To combat this, players can increase the ADS sensitivity multiplier. This would be recommended for advanced or experienced gamers only.

The dynamic curve has finally arrived – it’s like a hybrid of both. To control your thumbstick movement with this variant, the dynamic curve uses an S-curve algorithm reversed for thumbstick rotation speed control. This leads to gradual increases in rotation speed relative to thumbstick motion but eventually accelerates towards raw input for that ‘snappy aim’ sensation.

For experienced first-person shooters, linear might be best. Newcomers to this genre should stick with the standard curve for consistency.


Hi there! My name is Saurabh Vishwakarma! For four years now I've been passionately writing about gaming; especially because it is something that interests me! As an experienced writer of articles about games for various websites and magazines - as well as reviews, previews and anything related - my writing has become the preferred form for creating fun yet informative gaming related content!

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