Control Assist Mode | Update Video

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Control (PEGI 16) is an action-adventure game that’s available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The story follows a government director called Jesse making her way through the Federal Bureau of Control to defeat a supernatural force known as the Hiss. You can use a variety of abilities that you obtain as you progress through the story to defeat enemies.

We previously looked at the game’s video controls and original settings in a video and post that can be found here: https://gameaccess.info/control-controls-walkthrough-video/ An update released on 27 August 2020 added an Assist Mode to the game. It can be found in the Gameplay submenu. Before you can access any of the Assist Mode options, you have to enable Assist Mode. In this video and post we will go through the list of settings added in this update within assist mode.

Enhanced Aim Assist: similar to the Controller Aim Assist option, but bullets will magnet to enemies better. This further reduces the need for accurate aiming.

Aim Snapping: when entering Aim Mode, the aiming reticle will lock on to the nearest enemy on-screen and remain locked on as long as the aim button is being held down. When several enemies are on-screen, continually holding down aim will also lock on to the next enemy once the previous enemy has been defeated.

Energy Recovery Multiplier: energy will recover at a faster rate depending on the number it has been set to (10 being the slowest available and 100 being the fastest).

Damage Reduction Multiplier: the amount of damage received is reduced therefore allowing you to take extra damage depending on the number it has been set to (10 reduces a small amount whereas 100 reduces a greater amount).

Ammo Recovery Multiplier: your ammo is refilled at a faster rate depending on the number it has been set to (10 being the slowest available and 100 being the fastest).

Immortality: your character cannot be defeated even when your health is fully reduced, however, you can still take damage.

One-Hit Kills: enemies can be defeated by a single shot or attack, no matter the method used (i.e. melee, guns and throwing items).

An image of a list of the assist mode settings found in the options menu
A list of the assist mode settings found in the options menu

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Video Transcript:

We’re always looking out for settings that can help make playing games easier for some players. In this video we’ll be looking at Control.

Control is an action-adventure game that’s available on PS4, Xbox and PC. A separate video on the controls and settings can be found on our channel. This video will specifically cover the Assist Mode settings that were added to the game in August 2020.

To get to the Assist Mode settings you will need to go into Options and scroll down near the bottom of the Gameplay submenu. Before you can access any of the settings found in Assist Mode you have to first enable Assist Mode.

Enhanced Assist Aim will make the bullets magnet to enemies better compared to just having the Controller Aim Assist option on. This will reduce the need for accurate aiming.

Aim Snapping is a useful feature that can reduce the need for Right Stick. With this setting turned on entering Aim Mode will make the aiming reticle lock onto the nearest enemy on-screen and remain locked on as long as the aim button is being held.

When several enemies are on screen continually holding down Aim will also lock on to the next enemy once the previous enemy has been defeated.

Energy Recovery Multiplier can help to recover your energy levels at a faster rate depending on the number it has been set to on the slider. So if we set this to 10 there will be a slight increase of how fast you can recover energy. Setting it to 100 will recover your energy much quicker.

Damage Reduction Multiplier reduces the amount of damage therefore allowing you to take extra damage depending on the number it has been set to. So by setting it to 10 there is a small amount of damage reduction and setting it to 100 will reduce a large amount of damage.

Ammo Recovery Multiplier increases the rate your ammo refills depending on the number it has been set to. Setting it to 10 refills slightly faster and 100 refills it the fastest possible.

Immortality means your character cannot be defeated even when your health is fully reduced. However, you can still take damage.

One Hit Kills allows enemies to be defeated by a single shot or attack, no matter the method used, whether it’s with melee, guns, or by throwing items.

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