COD: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 were recently released and in no time, they managed to gain a massive fan base because of their new gameplay features, missions, maps, and more.

However, some also criticized the games for the overpowered DMZ bots, broken bomb drone and connectivity issues, among others.

COD: Warzone 2 & Modern Warfare 2 random recoil issue

Some COD: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 players (1,2,3,4) have now been reporting an issue where they see random recoil patterns while using almost any in-game weapon.


Random recoil is a thing in #ModernWarfare2 and Warzone 2.
Even if your weapon has the same attachments, same tuning and is completely built for max recoil it will still have random patterns.

Reports suggest that there is a different recoil pattern even when using the same weapons and attachments under the same gameplay conditions.

Recoil in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 is usually the rate at which a weapon moves when it is fired. So, lesser recoil means more accuracy and precision.

However, players are noticing random and inconsistent patterns while shooting. You can check it out below:

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The issue is seemingly causing weapons to get out of control even when the player is fully in control thus rendering the assistance of recoil reduction attacks somewhat useless.

Potential workaround

Warzone 2 expert JGOD (on YouTube) has suggested that modifying some of the new controller settings can help minimize recoil. You can adjust those settings using the steps below:

  • Target Aim Assist: On
  • Aim Assist Type: Black Ops
  • Gyro Behavior: ADS Only
  • Gravity Vector: On
  • Gyro Sensitivity Horizontal: 15
  • Gyro Sensitivity Vertical: 20
  • Gyro Horizontal Inversion: Off
  • Gyro Vertical Inversion: Off


Unfortunately, the developers haven’t acknowledged the issue yet so affected players can try the above-mentioned workaround for the time being.

We’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update this story as and when something noteworthy comes up.

NOTE: You can also check out the COD saga tracker for updates on other bugs and issues.

Featured image source: Call of Duty

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