Mouse and keyboard play is often the first bullet in the barrage fired at primarily console players and the subject often muddies the water when it comes to experiences available on both PC and console, whether cross-play is in the discussion or not. Destiny 2 is the latest game under fire and, despite concerns that aim-assist for controller users on PC gives an unfair advantage, the feature remains intact for the PC release.
On consoles, Destiny 2 employs an aim-assist feature for users that makes for a snappy FPS experience. The problem here is, PC players largely use keyboard and mouse and the assist gives controller users on PC an advantage. It doesn't matter so much when playing in a fireteam and taking on AI enemies, but the other half of Destiny 2 is PvP and such a difference can break the experience. The extreme analogy here is that this is like Destiny 2 coming with a pre-installed cheat for Crucible players.
The issue was noticed during the PC beta but, Gamerant reports, the developers of the PC-port is keeping the aim-assist...at least for now. Vicarious Visions is the team responsible for bringing Bungie's popular shooter to PC and their lead, David Shaw, states that changes could be made in the future:
“So, we heard feedback on that and we’re definitely listening and we’ll continue to listen going forward, but right now we are planning to ship the controller similar to how it was in the beta. We think our controls on the controller are pretty good, and people seem to like them, and we think that the PC players should have the ability to play that way if that’s their choice.”
The last part of that is somewhat tone-deaf, considering that "choice" could severely hinder the Crucible experience for some. Some players have already found ways to make the aim-assist work for mouse and keyboard, so Vicarious Visions better act quickly or risk hurting the life of the game. Destiny 2 is available today on PC via Blizzard and you should open up our Complete Strategy Guide on a tab as you start your journey, Guardian.