Aiming is an ability that Hayden has from the very beginning of the game. It allows Hayden to aim his firearm to increase his accuracy and also causes a circular aiming reticle to appear onscreen, but also lowers his move speed. Standing in one spot and not moving the reticle increases the accuracy of Hayden's firearms over time, but moving around or moving the reticle around will cause accuracy to decrease.

The reticle will turn red when placed upon an enemy, and will change into three nail shapes pointing at each other when the Glaive is used or when the reticle is placed upon an obtainable item after acquiring the ability Steal.