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well this really helps the ergonomics of aiming. I play modern warfare and it helps a lot with aiming in small bits. However I would give this 5 star but I can't justify a £15 price as its basically a bit of rubber and plastic.
Like many others I purchased the Kontrol Freeks in order to improve my aim in FPS shooters, particularly modern warfare, I am a decent player with a 2.23 kd in warzone and my accuracy is currently averaging 28% accuracy in multiplayer. I haven't had a long enough time to properly see the difference in accuracy % wise but these are my thoughts on Kontrol Freeks thus far:
- I find the high-rise stick too high, unless you play claw, I found the distance my thumb has to travel from the top of the stick to the square, X, triangle and circle buttons too great, which affected my reload, jump and switch weapon speed - As such I switched to the mid-rise stick on the right analog which seems to work better for me and is a good middle ground. The extra height means you have less resistance from the stick itself which is nice, and allows you to have a more accurate feel and control over the analog, this effect is greater with the high-rise, but like I said I found it too high so I am sticking with the mid-rise for now - There are two things which I really do not like about the Kontrol Freeks, 1) If you push your finger around the edge of the Kontrol Freek they rotate around the analog stick and don't feel firmly in place (this may be an issue with my older PS4 controller, as such I didn't dock any stars), this was really noticeable when the Kontrol Freek was on the left analog for movement to the effect it was unplayable. 2) The plastic "hooks" the fasten the Kontrol Freek to the analog sticks were catching on the circular area around the ps4 analog stick, I had to file down the plastic and now the Kontrol Freeks are not catching, but this isn't something I would expect to have to do, especially considering the price of the product.
Overall I feel they have added comfort to my playing, and I do believe my accuracy is improving (bear in mind it takes at least a few decent sessions before you get used to them, perhaps longer), but I think they are overpriced for what they are made of and I am not impressed that I had to file them down so that they fit properly, resulting in a four star product.
So without boring you with mechanics, stick longer means more granular control as it takes more distance to get the same outcome. Effectively giving you more space to work with. Played Mario 64 to completion with them (all stars). Game changer? Maybe! But it offered some amazing grip and allowed for some tricky movements to be navigated in a more repeatable way. Pretty cheap, could do worse to try and improve your game.
I absolutely love these things, been using them for years! However, this package comes with one long and one short KontrolFreek, which I don't think was that obvious, and I was expecting to receive two long ones, wanting to put one on each of my controllers..