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While a controller might not have the same overall capabilities of a keyboard and mouse, it can still be used to great effect in Call of Duty: Warzone. The majority of the player base uses a controller and most may have wondered what the best settings are. After all, the settings in place for the input device could make or break a player’s gameplay.

Whether a player is a longtime veteran or someone just getting into Warzone, knowing the best settings for a controller is extremely beneficial. There are a plethora of options to choose from in regards to aim assist, button layout, sensitivity, etc. For anyone who’s overwhelmed or confused by the options, keep reading to figure out what to use for a controller.

Best controller settings for Call of Duty: Warzone

There are a fair few options when it comes to customizing one’s controller in Warzone. However, each is important, as they can lead to a much easier time in Verdnask and even improve gameplay if the right options are selected.

Below are subheadings for each individual menu in the controller settings of Warzone.

General

  • BR Button Layout: Tactical
  • Stick Layout Preset: Default
  • Invert Vertical Look: Disabled
  • Deadzone: 0-5
  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Low Zoom): 0.90
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (High Zoom): 1.0
  • Aim Response Curve Type: Standard
  • Controller Vibration: Disabled

The biggest takeaways from this section are Deadzone and Aim Response Curve Type. Deadzone relates to the response time of your controller in Warzone. Players want this as low as possible without experiencing any stick drift (the stick moving by itself). Starting at zero and then working up to around five based on stick drift is what has worked for the majority of players. At five, the stick drift should be gone but it could be sooner, so test as needed.

As for Aim Response Curve Type, this is fairly polarizing. However, most players utilize Standard over Dynamic since it feels the most natural. Although, more experienced players might find Dynamic the best option, as it’s more rewarding but also more demanding.

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Weapons

  • Aim Assist: Standard
  • Scale Aim Assist with FOV: Enabled
  • Weapon Mount Activation: ADS + Melee
  • Weapon Mount Movement Exit: Enabled
  • Aim Down Sight Behavior: Hold
  • Equipment Behavior: Hold
  • Use/Reload Behavior: Contextual Tap
  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: Enabled
  • Armor Plate Behavior: Apply All

With this section, players will want to focus on Aim Assist. The infamous feature is, of course, in Warzone and features four options for players to choose from. For almost all players, Standard is going to be the best bet. For newer players though, Focusing is the way to go, as it features a strong slow-down when aiming over an enemy.

Movement

  • Slide Behavior: Tap
  • Auto Move Forward: Disabled
  • Automatic Sprint: Auto Tactical Sprint
  • Vehicle Camera Recenter: Enabled
  • Parachute Auto-Deploy: Disabled

The only noteworthy option here is Parachute Auto-Deploy. Basically, players will need to remember that they disabled this otherwise they’ll plummet to the ground and meet the concrete head-on.

Controllers can be extremely rewarding to use in Warzone but do take some time to get used to when switching up settings. Once some familiarity is acquired though, a controller can be a player’s best friend.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.
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