Every COD title I've played to date, the hip-fire on SMGs was controllable in close quarters and much more accurate and reliable in comparison to every other gun.
However on COD Mobile, I've compared the hip-fire spray patterns of them in comparison to the ARs, and even with laser-sights they are truely awful - putting it politely, its like water coming out of a damaged shower head full of limescale. Given the typical nature of an SMG, its a mechanic that I really think needs fixing.
Another problem is that I don't believe enough players have taken the time out to adjust their fire settings from ADS to hip-fire to understand this concept - everyone seems to be ADS'ing even with SMGs in close-quarters, wheres gamers should be encouraged to use hip-fire in all close-quarter situations.
Agreed. Sometimes I'm in a skirmish close up and my ADS doesn't register. It's terrible how poorly hip fire registers in close distances. Some guns, like LMGs can register it better than others, but I refuse to think that ten feet away my AKS74U misses 80% of its shots. I get that hip fire shouldn't be encouraged or the mechanic shouldn't be more reliable than ADS, but hip firing in this game is practically useless.