Despite being frequently used as a part of Call of Duty’s common slag, plenty of new players are still unaware of ADS in COD. For the unversed, it is a popular acronym for “Aim Down Sight(s),” usually used in Call of Duty titles. ADS in COD means using a scope or a weapon’s iron sight to aim at a target.
Whenever players ADS in COD, the crosshair aligns with scope or sight, which is not the case with hip fire, the typical shooting mode in all Call of Duty titles. Due to the aiming aspect, ADS is a seemingly efficient way to fire at an enemy or target, while hip firing allows players to use a weapon as readily as possible.
How can players use ADS in COD?
As mentioned, players can use ADS in COD games to get a better shot at the target with far more accuracy than hip firing, as players are zoomed in with their weapons. To use ADS in games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2, Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and many more, one can use L2/LT on their controller or right-click on their mouse.
In COD Mobile, players can use the aim key or ADS fire button, which they can adjust in Controls’ settings. One can make additional adjustments to ADSing in each game using the settings (controller or keyboard) to make the in-game experience more personalized.
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However, before players start using ADS in Call of Duty games, they must note that it has its own set of shortcomings. ADSing is not ideal when players carry a heavy weapon or shotgun in a close-quarter scuffle. In such cases, one must always use the hip fire shooting mode, as the accuracy of shots seldom matters when the target is standing right in front of players (provided players are shooting in the direction of enemies).
However, players can rely on ADS if they use an SMG-class weapon in short-range fights. Additionally, ADS is a superior firing mode if players are involved in medium or long-range combat.