The Aim Assistant is a community-created cosmetic item for the Engineer. It is miniature wind-up toy Level 1 Sentry Gun, perched on the Engineer's shoulder with small metal legs. It's metal key spins while moving.
This item features two styles, "Normal" and "Mini". The Mini style changes the wind-up toy to a Combat Mini-Sentry Gun.
The Aim Assistant was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
- The Aim Assistant was added to the game.
- Renamed Mister Sentry to Aim Assistant.
- The name refers to "aim assist", a feature in some games that automatically move the player's targeting reticle towards enemies to help players stay on target, usually to compensate for a poor controller or physical handicaps.
- The name also refers to "aimbots", programs used by cheaters to automatically lock onto and fire at players with little to no input from the cheater.