PC vs Console Overall Gamplay Experience in MP

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OK, so after a real world comparison, what is your honest opinion about BO4 gameplay on PC v/s Console. I tried it on a PS4. The aiming is so easy, its really about timing. Who aims first. You don’t even have to try to get a kill. As soon as you hit the aim button, the sights land on top of your target. A little strafe left or right, and you got a kill. Getting into a match with a Open NAT was easy. And, the quality of players felt stronger. Meaning i wasn’t getting the rookies that have no clue how to capture a point, or worst how to hold it. I feel that this may be due to the fact that there are a lot more Console Players then PC Gamers. And the main issue is that ALL multiplayer games are dependent of the teams performance as a whole.

 

It felt overall like a much better experience. Is there really that much of a difference between the:

 

A. Quality of Players

B. Aiming

C. Time to Match

D. Matchmaking

E. Overall Experience

 

Please comment below and let me know. I haven’t tried it on a Xbox, so i would love to hear from XBLive players.

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PC = cheater invested

Console = cheater free so far

Thats the biggest positive thing I can tell about the differences between PC and console.

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A. Quality of Players

PC players are always gonna be better than console players imo, i think most would agree with me that Mouse and Keyboard users will always have the upper hand.

 

B. Aiming

Like you mentioned, the Auto-Aim is strong on console. Personally i think they should get rid of Auto-Aim entirely so we can have cross-platform matches.

 

Aiming on PC is a weird one... a good DPI and sensitivity for sniping isn't so good for rushing and vice versa. The small maps and fast movement system doesn't accomodate for low Sensitivity like blackout because strafing and jumping enemies become too hard to track when ADSing in Close Quaters.(which is made worse by the awful microjitter and lag in the game)

 

C. Time to Match

Haven't really had any issues on either platform matching up - seems solid

 

D. Matchmaking

It's been denied but i do honestly believe some form of Skill Based Matchmaking exists, which is a shame.

I've been grinding the SDM on PC recently and my K/D dropped significantly. I noticed that when i switched it up again to the Cordite or Maddox i was tearing the lobby up because i'd been put in an easier one.

 

E. Overall Experience

 

The Multiplayer runs better on Console. I've experienced some terrible jittering and lagging enemies on a daily basis on the PC, which makes it unplayable at times. I don't know if these are bad servers or players deliberatly throttling their connections so they have the lag compensation in their favour, but something needs to be done about it.

 

The small map design and specialists makes a lot of weapons redundant on all platforms, but this is especially true on the PC when coming up against good players.

 

PS4 is the most fun for sure imo because there's more casuals playing

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Thanks for the response. I agree 100% with your response. However, i will say this, Auto Aim or Aim assist is greater in power then mouse and keyboard. The reason is the dexterity required to handle the mouse and keyboard simultanously as opposed to a small controller where everything is ergonomically placed. There are games that benefit from mouse and keyboard, but a fast rushing FPS is not one of them. In a FPS where running around and finding cover is your primary objective, having a system that automatically locks in on the target helps tremendously. 

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@Salty0099 wrote:

OK, so after a real world comparison, what is your honest opinion about BO4 gameplay on PC v/s Console. I tried it on a PS4. The aiming is so easy, its really about timing. Who aims first. You don’t even have to try to get a kill. As soon as you hit the aim button, the sights land on top of your target. A little strafe left or right, and you got a kill. Getting into a match with a Open NAT was easy. And, the quality of players felt stronger. Meaning i wasn’t getting the rookies that have no clue how to capture a point, or worst how to hold it. I feel that this may be due to the fact that there are a lot more Console Players then PC Gamers. And the main issue is that ALL multiplayer games are dependent of the teams performance as a whole.

 

It felt overall like a much better experience. Is there really that much of a difference between the:

 

A. Quality of Players

B. Aiming

C. Time to Match

D. Matchmaking

E. Overall Experience

 

Please comment below and let me know. I haven’t tried it on a Xbox, so i would love to hear from XBLive players.


A: Quality of players.  This is hard to say, FPS games are better with a mouse / keyboard.  It is just a better setup that is far more precise.  Autoaim does help a bit for consoles, but it won't make up for the inherent handicap of using a console controller.  

On the other hand, there is FAR more people playing on console compared to PC.  The game now is developed for consoles first and then a poor job is made to port it to PC... Ever since MW2 activision has catered to the console market.

 

B: Aiming.  PC mouse / keyboard is far more accurate and will win almost every time.

 

C: I have yet to wait any serious length of time on console, yet in WW2 I had to wait because of the dwindling PC playerbase.

 

D: Matchmaking.  Both PC and console are ***** for matchmaking.  Neither have any skill based matchmaking which is common on competing products.  I just quit and find another match when I run into a sweaty tryhard demolishing everyone.

 

E: Overall experience.  I used to be a PC only gamer, but the constant upgrading / needing bleeding edge hardware isn't worth it.  Buy a console and its good for years.  Not so with a PC as almost every patch seems to make the game slower and slower.  But the real problem with PC gaming is cheating.  PC games are flooded with cheaters.  CoD is one of the worst offenders.  WW2 was a pathetic mess, which promised anti-cheat, but only included VAC.  People would record cheaters bragging about cheating and send it to sledgehammer, and nothing would happen.  The developers thought it was the players that should do their job and report cheating.  

 

It doesn't have to be this way either, competing products, like Rainbow 6 Seige use an effective anticheat program and has one of the largest player bases on the PC.  Its still going strong.  I play it on PC far more than on console.  Its just a better experience.

 

PC vs Console. 

This was tried years ago by Microsoft.  I think the game was shadowrun, or something like that.  It was a complete disaster.  PC players were smashing console players, I believe it was at least 2:1... with a smaller PC playerbase.  Even with aim assist, console players can't compete with the advantage of mouse/keyboard.  The developers learned from their mistake.

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@Salty0099 wrote:

OK, so after a real world comparison, what is your honest opinion about BO4 gameplay on PC v/s Console. I tried it on a PS4. The aiming is so easy, its really about timing. Who aims first. You don’t even have to try to get a kill. As soon as you hit the aim button, the sights land on top of your target. A little strafe left or right, and you got a kill. Getting into a match with a Open NAT was easy. And, the quality of players felt stronger. Meaning i wasn’t getting the rookies that have no clue how to capture a point, or worst how to hold it. I feel that this may be due to the fact that there are a lot more Console Players then PC Gamers. And the main issue is that ALL multiplayer games are dependent of the teams performance as a whole.

 

It felt overall like a much better experience. Is there really that much of a difference between the:

 

A. Quality of Players

B. Aiming

C. Time to Match

D. Matchmaking

E. Overall Experience

 

Please comment below and let me know. I haven’t tried it on a Xbox, so i would love to hear from XBLive players.


A: Quality of players.  This is hard to say, FPS games are better with a mouse / keyboard.  It is just a better setup that is far more precise.  Autoaim does help a bit for consoles, but it won't make up for the inherent handicap of using a console controller.  

On the other hand, there is FAR more people playing on console compared to PC.  The game now is developed for consoles first and then a poor job is made to port it to PC... Ever since MW2 activision has catered to the console market.

 

B: Aiming.  PC mouse / keyboard is far more accurate and will win almost every time.

 

C: I have yet to wait any serious length of time on console, yet in WW2 I had to wait because of the dwindling PC playerbase.

 

D: Matchmaking.  Both PC and console are ***** for matchmaking.  Neither have any skill based matchmaking which is common on competing products.  I just quit and find another match when I run into a sweaty tryhard demolishing everyone.

 

E: Overall experience.  I used to be a PC only gamer, but the constant upgrading / needing bleeding edge hardware isn't worth it.  Buy a console and its good for years.  Not so with a PC as almost every patch seems to make the game slower and slower.  But the real problem with PC gaming is cheating.  PC games are flooded with cheaters.  CoD is one of the worst offenders.  WW2 was a pathetic mess, which promised anti-cheat, but only included VAC.  People would record cheaters bragging about cheating and send it to sledgehammer, and nothing would happen.  The developers thought it was the players that should do their job and report cheating.  

 

It doesn't have to be this way either, competing products, like Rainbow 6 Seige use an effective anticheat program and has one of the largest player bases on the PC.  Its still going strong.  I play it on PC far more than on console.  Its just a better experience.

 

PC vs Console. 

This was tried years ago by Microsoft.  I think the game was shadowrun, or something like that.  It was a complete disaster.  PC players were smashing console players, I believe it was at least 2:1... with a smaller PC playerbase.  Even with aim assist, console players can't compete with the advantage of mouse/keyboard.  The developers learned from their mistake.


Well said. This was the main reason I stopped playing CoD on PC. They did, and still do nothing, against cheaters. Even if they got reported, or blamed on youtube. Probably they banned 1 out of 100, not more, not less.

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Youre right. Keyboard and Mouse in a FPS game is much more accurate. However, the gameplay in CoD is very different then most FPS games. The game runs at 100 miles an hour without breaks. Sure, if you are camping and have found a good spot, Keyboard and Mouse makes a huge difference because you have all the time in the world to setup shots. But in a Run and Gun style game, your ability to actually aim while running puts the mouse and keyboard second due to dexterity. I’ve been playing PC Games for well over 30 years now. And currently, im Presitge 10. However, when i grabbed the PS4 controller and jumped on my sons account, aiming wasnt an issue. Reaction time was. And reaction time can be attained through muscle memory. It took ZERO effort to score kills. There’s gotta be a reason why the CWL only uses PS4’s for comp play.

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