Controller settings make a big difference in helping players improve their aim and movement in Warzone. In this guide, we dive into the best controller settings for Warzone including sens, aim assist, and response curve.
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Best controller settings for Warzone
Here are the best controller settings for Warzone to help improve aim and movement in Warzone. We’ve broken down the controller settings separately by controls, weapons and equipment, and movement below.
Controls controller settings
- BR Button Layout: Tactical
- Stick Layout Preset: Default
- Invert Vertical Look: Disabled
- Deadzone: 0.05
- Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 6
- Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 6
- ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Low Zoom): 0.75
- ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (High Zoom): 1.00
- Controller Vibration: Disabled
The Tactical button layout swaps the default melee and crouch inputs so that crouch activates with a press of the right stick. Players use Tactical to crouch and slide around the map without taking their thumb off the right stick.
Some players use the Tactical Flipped Button Layout, which is the same as Tactical, but the triggers and bumpers are swapped. Tactical Flipped supposedly has less firing input delay than Tactical. You will need to try this for yourself to see if it’s something worth using.
The Deadzone setting helps negate stick drift. Stick drift occurs when the cursor moves without physical input. The more a controller ages, the more likely it is to experience stick drift. Start with a Deadzone of 0.00 and increase the number until the cursor no longer moves without input.
The ideal Horizontal and Vertical Stick Sensitivity will vary based on skill level and experience playing on controller. Start with low sensitivity and increase slowly over time. The controller sensitivity sweet spot for most players is between 5 and 10 for an ideal balance of target acquisition and aiming stability.
The ADS Sensitivity Multipliers customize sensitivity based on scope zoom. Most players prefer a slightly lower sensitivity on low-zoom optics and higher sensitivity for high-zoom optics like sniper scopes.
Competitive Warzone players usually disable vibration because it negatively affects aim and causes hand fatigue. Turn the controller vibration on for a more immersive experience.
Weapons and equipment controller settings
- 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
Set the Weapon Mount Activation setting to the standard input of ADS + Melee. ADS + Melee is usually the best method to mount for increased weapon accuracy.
Weapon Mount Movement Exit Enabled is the quickest way to go from a mounted to a regular stance.
Set Aim Down Sight and Equipment Behavior to Hold for maximum precision when aiming and using equipment. Some players might set ADS to Toggle if they have engrained muscle memory from a different FPS game.
The Contextual Tap Use/Reload Behavior setting will have a massive effect on your gameplay if you aren’t already using it. Contextual Tap prioritizes floor loot and chests over reloading and will make picking up items faster. Contextual Tap is one of the best Warzone controller settings you can use.
The Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch setting should be Enabled to immediately access your secondary weapon when your primary runs out of ammo.
Setting Armor Plate Behavior to Apply All will make it easier to apply multiple plates and plate up while sprinting. Use the ADS input to cancel adding more armor plates.
Movement controller settings
- Slide Behavior: Tap
- Auto Move Forward: Disabled
- Automatic Sprint: Automatic Tactical Sprint
- Vehicle Camera Recenter: Enabled
- Parachute Auto-Deploy: Disabled
Set Slide Behavior to Tap to save your thumbs from over-exertion. Enabling this setting also permits slide canceling, a movement mechanic top Warzone players use to traverse the map.
Auto Move Forward is the ability to keep your player moving with a single input. We recommend disabling this setting, so you aren’t accidentally moving forward in a situation that’s not warranted.
Automatic Tactical Sprint is one of the most common settings used by Warzone pros. Automatic Tactical Sprint makes sprinting the default movement and replaces the need to press the sprint button. This setting drastically improves movement speed and is ideal for aggressive players.
Vehicle Camera Recenter can be enabled or disabled based on personal preference. Enabling this setting defaults the third-person camera behind the vehicle. Disabling this setting allows for more freedom when operating the vehicle camera.
Most competitive players prefer manually pulling the parachute. Disabling Parachute Auto-Deploy lets players pull their chute later and win the race to floor loot and chests. Being the first player to a weapon at the beginning of a match can be the difference between life and death.
Best aim assist for Warzone
- Aim Assist: Standard
- Scale Aim Assist with FOV: Disabled
The best aim assist for Warzone is Standard. Standard aim assist is the most versatile aim assist mode and the best for close-range gunfights where aim assist is crucial.
Aim assist is a feature that helps keep the crosshair on enemies when using a controller. Disabling aim assist will put you at a massive disadvantage against other players.
The Precision and Focusing aim assist Warzone settings may provide stickier assist than Standard, but only Standard aim assist works while strafing. There’s a reason that almost all the top-earning Warzone pros use Standard aim assist.
The Scale Aim Assist with FOV setting changes how aim assist performs based on chosen FOV. If you already play with the best FOV settings for PC, disable this, or else you will lose out on the distance that aim assist takes effect. Only enable Scale Aim Assist with FOV if you play on a low FOV setting.
Best aim response curve type in Warzone
Dynamic is the best aim response curve type to use in Warzone.
Aim Response Curve Type determines how the cursor reacts to physical input on the controller stick. This setting can make or break the way that aiming feels on controller.
The Standard setting gives a slight initial delay when moving the controller stick. The Linear setting removes the initial delay for a more 1:1 response.
The best Aim Response Curve Type for Warzone, and the one preferred by professional players, is Dynamic. Dynamic is a hybrid between Standard and Linear that slightly speeds up aim when initially moving the stick. Dynamic aim response curve allows for the most precision without sacrificing responsiveness.
What controller settings do Warzone pros use?
We analyzed controller settings for the professional Warzone players and streamers we track settings for as of November 2022. This analysis heavily informed the best Warzone controller settings included in this guide since these settings are what the best players are using to gain a competitive edge.
The most popular BR Button Layout options are Tactical and Default. 32% of players choose Tactical and 23% choose Default.
The average Deadzone is 0.063 and the average horizontal and vertical sensitivity that Warzone pros use is 8.06.
As we discussed above, Standard is the most common aim assist setting Warzone pros select. In fact, 100% of the players we track are on Standard aim assist.
This consistent theme doesn’t hold true when reviewing aim response curves. While 68% of pros select Dynamic, 18% and 11% choose Standard and Linear, respectively.
Best ways to test your Warzone controller settings
The best way to test Warzone controller settings is to set up a custom multiplayer lobby with bots. Once you find the perfect combination of settings, multiplayer bot lobbies are an excellent way for new players to practice and veteran players to warm up their skills.
If you don’t own multiplayer, the next best thing is to load up a game of Plunder and land in a part of the map away from enemy players. Plunder lets you practice with different guns and settings without the pressure that comes with battle-royal and resurgence game modes.
Once in a game of Plunder, find a stationary object like a tree to test your aim. Try strafing around the tree at different distances and see if you can keep your crosshair directly on the target. If your crosshair lags behind the target, turn up your sensitivity. If you find it difficult to maintain precision on the target, lower your sensitivity until you can consistently keep the crosshair on the target.
The Plunder game mode is also the perfect environment to try out the best looting and movement settings. Practice quickly looting weapons and get comfortable with their recoil patterns. Try quickly moving through buildings using the Tap Slide mechanic and Auto Tactical Sprint. Eventually, with enough practice, you will drastically improve your gameplay using the best controller settings.