Best controller settings for CoD Vanguard: Aim assist, sensitivity & more


Knowing the best aim assist and controller settings in Call of Duty Vanguard can help improve a player’s game for both veterans and those new to the franchise. Our guide provides a rundown of the best settings to use in the game so you can hit the ground running. 

Whether you’re completely new to Call of Duty or have been playing the popular FPS for years, figuring out your optimal controller settings isn’t an easy task due to the aim assist and sensitivity settings typically being adjusted with each new entry in the series.

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While these settings do still largely come down to personal preference, we’ve highlighted some of the best Vanguard controller settings below that are a great way to immediately get the edge against tougher players and hit the ground running in the game.


Best Call of Duty: Vanguard controller settings

Vanguard’s controller settings are filtered into two key sub-sections: controller and gameplay. Controller is your main one here as this is literally the setup that dictates how your aim assist functions. Whereas Gameplay is more tailored to how you interact with the environment, which, although not quite as important, can improve your playstyle with the right settings.

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Here are the best aim controller settings to get started for each section.


Basic Controls

  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • Ground Vehicles Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00
  • Air Vehicles Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier: 0.90
  • Button Layout Preset: Default
  • Vertical Aim (on foot): Standard
  • Vertical Aim (ground vehicles): Standard
  • Vertical Aim (air vehicles): Standard
  • Aim Response Curve Type: Standard/Dynamic
  • Controller Vibration: Off
  • Trigger Effect: Off
  • Weapon Fire Threshold: Off

Advanced controls

  • ADS Sens. Transition Timing: Instant
  • ADS Sens. Multiplier (Steady Aim): 1.00
  • Stick Layout Preset: Default
  • Controller Orientation: Up
  • ADS Stick Swap: Off
  • L2 Button min. Input deadzone: 13
  • R2 Button min. Input deadzone: 13
  • Left stick min. Input deadzone: 8 (increase if you get stick drift)
  • Right stick min. Input deadzone: 8 (increase if you get stick drift)
  • Left stick max. Input deadzone: 99
  • Right stick max. Input deadzone: 99
A player in a firefight CoD Vanguard who may be using aim assist and the best controller settings.Activision
Be sure to find what works best for you.


Weapons & Equipment

  • Target Aim Assist: On
  • ADS Aim Assist: On
  • Weapon Mount Activation: Double Tap ADS
  • Weapon Mount Movement Exit: On
  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: On
  • Blind Fire: On


  • Automatic Airborne Mantle: Partial
    • Grounded Mantle: Off
    • Auto. Ground Mantle: Off
  • Mantle Stance Queueing: On
  • Automatic Sprint: Automatic Tactical Sprint
  • Auto Move Forward: Off
  • Sprint Cancels Reload: Off
  • Sprinting Door Bash: Off

Action Behavior

  • Slide Behavior: Tap
  • ADS Behavior: Hold
  • Equipment Behavior: Hold
  • Steady Aim Behavior: Hold
  • Auto. Weapon Fire Behavior: Hold
  • Interact/Reload Behavior: Tap to Reload
  • Scoreboard Behavior: Toggle
A player in CoD Vanguard who may be using aim assist and the best controller settings.Activision
Try a few different settings to find the best options.

Obviously, many of these settings come entirely down to personal preference. You might want to look into the individual ADS settings for each scope, or play with different Aim Assist types, to find what really works best for you.

Take a look at our best aim assist settings for CoD: Vanguard below.

Best Aim Assist Type in Vanguard

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Controller players benefit from the option of aim assist in CoD Vanguard.

Aim assist is a factor that all controller players need to take into consideration and Vanguard offers several types to choose from:

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  • Default (Vanguard): Traditional aim slowdown near the target. A wider area where your aim will slow around an opponent. This is the same Aim Assist used in Warzone too, so will feel familiar.
  • Precision: Strong aim assist slowdown that only kicks in when close to an enemy player. Only use this option if you’re a skilled and accurate player. The slowdown area is minimal and casual players will not like this.
  • Focusing: Strong aim slowdown that kicks in when narrowly missing targets. If you’re new to Call of Duty, this is your best bet to improve on a controller.
  • Legacy (Black Ops): Alternate aim slowdown near target. If you play more Cold War than Warzone, Legacy will feel more familiar to you.

For the best aim assist type, we strongly recommend using either Default or Legacy. While some players may want to be experimental and try different aim assist types, these two settings definitely feel the most natural.

How to find the best Vanguard controller aim assist settings

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Vanguard has a lot of life left in it, so make sure you’re competitive throughout.

If you feel one or more of our settings don’t quite seem to work for you, then it’s easy enough to find your own specialized adjustments. Simply, use Vanguard’s Private match option and tinker with the settings to set up the right combat scenario to test stuff out.

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To do this, follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to Vanguard’s main multiplayer menu
  2. Select ‘Private Match’
  3. Manipulate the settings to your liking e.g amount of bots, difficulty, map, etc
  4. Try out different settings to see if your aim noticeably improves

With enough fine-tuning and experimentation, you should hopefully come up with a winning formula to take into proper multiplayer.

Now that you have the best Vanguard controller settings, it’s time to enforce them!

Looking for more Call of Duty: Vanguard updates and information? Check our list of guides below:

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