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Best Controller Settings In Warzone: Sensitivity, Aim Assist, & Response Curve Guide

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Finding the correct Warzone controller settings is essential for improving aim and movement. Warzone has numerous controller settings to tweak that can make a big difference in gameplay. The following guide breaks down the best controller settings for Warzone that you need to dominate the map.

Quick take

Many Warzone controller players are best to set their controller sensitivity to 6 to start, select the Tactical BR button layout, set Automatic Sprint to Automatic Tactical Sprint, choose Default or Black Ops aim assist, and use the Dynamic aim response curve.

Best sens for Warzone

Our lineup of Warzone controller settings below can help your aiming mechanics to land more shots on your enemy’s hitbox. Check out the best controller sensitivity for Warzone below.

  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier: 0.85
  • Third Person Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00
  • Ground Vehicles Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00
  • Air Vehicles Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00
  • Tablet Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00
  • Vertical Aim settings: All Standard
Best Warzone Controller Settings (Sens)

The best sensitivity for Warzone controller players for Horizontal Stick Sensitivity and Vertical Stick Sensitivity is between 4 and 9. Any Warzone controller sensitivity below 4 can put you at a disadvantage when reacting too slowly in gunfights. A sensitivity over 9 could compromise aim.

We find that 6 is the best Warzone controller sensitivity for most players to start with, but you will need to jump into a game and experiment to find the Warzone controller sens that works for you.

The best ADS sensitivity for Warzone is around 0.85, just below the 1:1 threshold. A reduced sensitivity when aiming down sights can improve accuracy and allow for more precision.

Remember that how effective you are with the best Warzone sens settings can also be impacted by your frame rates and FOV.

Frames win games, and our best Warzone graphics settings improve your chances of dominating the map. Our best Warzone FOV settings ensure you can spot enemies faster and aim accurately.

Players using a mouse and keyboard should also consider using the best Warzone mouse and keyboard settings since the right sensitivity on a mouse varies from when using a controller.

Best controller settings for Warzone (General)

Here are some more of the best Warzone controller settings, with an analysis of key general settings.

Best Warzone Controller Settings (General)


  • Button Layout Preset: Tactical
  • Flip L1/L2 and R1/R2: Off
  • Stick Layout Preset: Default
  • Controller Vibration: Off
  • Trigger Effect (PS5): Off

Changing the Button Layout from Default to Tactical can drastically improve your aim in Warzone. The Tactical layout swaps the inputs for melee and crouch/prone, removing the need to take your thumb off the aiming stick to crouch/prone. The Tactical layout can make a world of difference when aiming and changing stance in Warzone.

Turn Controller Vibration and Trigger Effect (PS5 only) to Off to improve aim and reduce hand fatigue. While it might improve immersion to feel the haptic feedback, most competitive players keep vibration disabled.


  • Aim Down Sight Behavior: Hold
  • Change Zoom Shared Input: Sprint/Tactical Sprint/Focus
  • Automatic Sprint: Automatic Tactical Sprint
  • Equipment Behavior: Hold
  • Weapon Mount Activation: ADS + Melee
  • Interact/Reload Behavior: Prioritize Interact
  • Armor Plate Behavior: Apply All

The Automatic Tactical Sprint Warzone controller setting can markedly improve movement, just like it did in Warzone 1. Automatic Tactical Sprint engages tactical sprint by pressing the controller stick forward without a secondary input.

Auto Tactical Sprint will have you flying around the map and can significantly increase the lifespan of your controller by pressing the left stick less.

ADS + Melee is the standard Warzone controller setting for activating weapon mount. Some players like to double-tap aim for weapon mount, but double-tapping aim can cause inadvertent mounting in some situations.

Setting the Interact/Reload Behavior to Prioritize Interact will be familiar to those who used Contextual Tap in the original Warzone installment. The Prioritize Interact Warzone controller setting can make looting crates and bodies much more efficient. Prioritize Interact allows players to tap to interact and hold to reload when both options are available.

Aiming and Deadzone

  • ADS Sens. Multiplier (Focus): 0.90
  • ADS Sensitivity Transition Timing: Instant
  • Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom: Off
  • Left Stick Min Deadzone: 0.05
  • Right Stick Min Deadzone: 0.05
  • Left Stick Max Deadzone: 0.99
  • Right Stick Max Deadzone: 0.99
  • Left Trigger Deadzone: 0.00
  • Right Trigger Deadzone: 0.00

The ADS Sens. Multiplier [Focus] setting allows you to adjust aiming sensitivity while holding your breath using scopes. We turn this number down to 0.90 for finely-tuned adjustments while focusing with optics.

The Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom setting is a personal preference, and the default setting of Off should work for most players. Go ahead and adjust these values if the individual scope sensitivities feel off to you.

Deadzones are important Warzone controller settings to adjust. Adding Deadzone to controller sticks increases the distance before a stick input is registered, preventing stick drift. Every player should take the time to find their exact Deadzone values.

Pro tip

To find the Deadzone value that works for your controller, set the minimum values to zero and observe your stick drift. Slowly increase the minimum Deadzone value by 0.01 until the stick drift stops. Your Deadzone controller settings may need to increase over time as your controller ages.

Call of Duty developers added trigger Deadzones this time around for Warzone. Increase the trigger Deadzones from 0.00 if it feels like ADS or firing weapons is too sensitive.

Best Warzone Controller Settings (Behaviors)

Movement Behaviors

  • Sprint/Tactical Sprint Behavior: Disabled
  • Auto Move Forward: Off
  • Tactical Sprint Behavior: Disabled
  • Grounded Mantle: Off
  • Automatic Airborne Mantle: Off
  • Automatic Ground Mantle: Off
  • Invert Slide and Dive Behavior: Standard
  • Plunging Underwater: Movement
  • Parachute Auto-Deploy: Off
  • Sprinting Door Bash: On

We recommend turning all three mantle settings in the Movement Behaviors section off to avoid accidental mantling. An unwanted mantle could be the difference between life and death during a gunfight.

Competitive players turn Parachute Auto-Deploy off to manually pull their parachutes closer to the ground. Pulling a parachute closer to the ground can make a big difference when racing to loot at the beginning of a match.

Combat Behaviors

  • ADS Stick Swap: Off
  • Backpack Alternate Control: Off
  • ADS Interruption Behavior: Disabled
  • Weapon Mount Exit Delay: Short
  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: On
  • Quick C4 Detonation: Off

Set Weapon Mount Exit Delay to Short to decrease the time it takes to exit a weapon mount. The shorter delay could save your life when taking cover after performing a weapon mount.

Turn Quick C4 Detonation to Off so that C4 detonates with a double tap of the reload button. Disabling Quick C4 Detonation allows players to throw two C4 charges before detonation.

Vehicle and Overlay Behaviors

  • Vehicle Camera Recenter: Short Delay
  • Camera Initial Position: Free Look
  • Scoreboard/Map Behavior: Toggle
  • Ping Wheel Delay: Moderate
  • Double Tap Danger Ping Delay: Moderate

Best aim assist for Warzone

Controller aim assist in Call of Duty is a powerful feature that slows the crosshair near enemy targets. The strength of the aim assist and when it activates depends on which option you choose.

Default and Black Ops are the best aim assist settings in Warzone because of rotational aim assist. Rotational aim assist is the aim assist that happens when a character is moving in any direction.

The Focusing and Precision aim assist options may give stickier assistance while stationary, but neither option provides rotational aim assist. Focusing and Precision’s lack of rotational aim assist make Default and Black Ops the far superior options for Warzone, where many gunfights happen on the move.

Best aim response curve type in Warzone

The aim response curve is the relationship between your aiming input and how your crosshair moves on the screen.

The best aim response curve type in Warzone is Dynamic. The Dynamic setting initially speeds up the aim rate, then slows it down later in the input. The Dynamic response curve lets players quickly snap onto targets, then fine-tune their aim as they ADS over the enemy.

The other two Aim Response Curve Types in Warzone are Standard and Linear. The aim stick maps one to one to aim rate when selecting Linear whereas reverse S-curve mapping for a fine aim rate is used when selecting Dynamic.

What controller settings do Warzone pros use?

Warzone pros use fine-tuned controller settings to give them a competitive edge in targeting enemies fast and quickly moving around Warzone’s maps. Our best controller settings for Warzone are heavily inspired by pro players.

If wanting to mirror your controller settings after popular pros like JoeWo, DiazBiffle, Zlaner, and Swagg, check out our Warzone players archive where we track full player settings, including their controller settings, graphics settings, sens, and gaming PC specs.

How to test your controller settings

There are several different ways to test your best Warzone controller settings to ensure you have the perfect aim and movement for your setup.

The first way we recommend adjusting settings for Warzone is to create a custom multiplayer game with bots. You can jump into a custom game with bots and take all the time you need to tweak your settings. Custom bot lobbies are a great place to experiment with different sensitivities, aim response curves, aim assist, and other settings to find the perfect combination for you.

If you do not own the multiplayer and want to adjust your settings, the next best thing is the Firing Range, a new addition in Warzone. The Firing Range offers targets to shoot at and is a great place to test out attachments and recoil patterns for the different guns in Warzone.

To access the Firing Range, load into the Warzone main menu. Then, go to the Weapons tab at the top of the screen and press the Firing Range button in the screen’s bottom left corner.

While the Firing Range doesn’t offer as dynamic of a scenario for testing as a multiplayer game with bots, it’s quick to get in and out of and provides a controlled environment for testing weapons.

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