Best Warzone 2 controller settings

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The best Warzone 2 controller settings can give you a massive advantage over your enemies, so here are the tweaks you should make to increase your chances and have the best edge to win your gunfights. 

Optimizing your Warzone 2 controller settings is essential to any Call of Duty player that’s looking to rack up more kills on Al Mazrah or Ashika Island. While changing those settings won’t turn you a CoD pro overnight, they can dramatically impact your score potential and overall success in the BR

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Of course, knowing which controller setting to change can be a little tricky, especially when there are so many to adjust. Fortunately, our best Warzone 2 controller settings guide has everything you need to know. So, be sure to check these out before you begin dropping into your next match. 

Best Warzone 2 controller settings

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The best Warzone 2 controller settings can give you a huge advantage.


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

We would usually recommend using the default button layout with standard ADS/Shoot buttons, as that’s what most players are used to.

However, you can flip L1/L2 with L2/R2 for a faster response time when aiming and shooting at your opponents, especially if you’re using a standard controller. You could also switch to the Tactical button layout and try playing claw, which will help keep your thumb on the sticks at all times.

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  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier: 0.9

Sensitivity Multiplier

  • Third Person: 1.00
  • Ground Vehicles: 1.00
  • Air Vehicles: 1.00
  • Tablet: 1.00

Verticle Aim Axis

  • On Foot: Standard
  • Third Person: Standard
  • Ground Vehicles: Standard
  • Air Vehicles: Standard

Of course, like all settings, the best Warzone 2 controller sensitivity comes down to personal preference. However, we find that using a sensitivity of 6 for both horizontal and vertical movement provides the best of both worlds, and also emulates the same sensitivity that many pros use. That said, you should use these numbers as a base and try bumping them up and down slightly to see what suits your playstyle the most.

While you’ll be able to turn around fairly quickly with these settings, we recommend lowering the ADS Multiplier to a value of around 0.80-0.90. This will lower your ADS sensitivity, giving you a lot more accuracy during those mid to long-range firefights. 

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  • Aim Down Sight Behavior: Hold
  • Automatic Sprint: Automatic Tactical Sprint
  • Equipment Behavior: Hold
  • Weapon Mount Activation: ADS + Melee
  • Interact/Reload Behavior: Prioritize Reload
  • Armor Plate Behavior: Apply One


  • Target Aim Assist: On
  • Aim Assist Type: Default
  • Aim Response Curve Type: Dynamic
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier: 0.90
  • ADS Sensitivity Transition Timing: Instant
  • Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom: Default

Inputs Deadzone

  • Left Stick Min: 0.05
  • Right Stick Min: 0.05
  • Left Stick Min: 0.75
  • Right Stick Min: 1.00
  • L2 Button Deadzone: 0.00
  • R2 Button Deadzone: 0.00

Just like with our best Modern Warfare 2 controller settings, decreasing the Deadzones to low values will give you greater precision. While it can take some getting used to, the increased accuracy will lead to more kills and a better KDA. 

That said, stick drift will always inevitably start to set in, no matter which controller you use, so a deadzone of 0.00 will almost never be perfect. The trick is to have a deadzone as low as possible without getting stick drift.

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Movement Behaviors

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

Movement may have been nerfed in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, but you’ll still want to be quick on your feet. With these settings, you’ll have the best of both worlds. 

Combat Behaviors

  • ADS Stick Swap: Off
  • ADS Interruption Behavior: Interrupt
  • Weapon Mount Movement Exit: On
  • Weapon Mount Exit Delay: Medium
  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: On
  • Quick C4 Detonation: On

Vehicle Behaviors

  • Vehicle Camera Recenter: Short Delay
  • Camera Initial Position: Free Look

Overlays Behavior

  • Scoreboard Behavior: Toggle
  • Ping Wheel Delay: Moderate
  • Double Tap Danger Ping Delay: Moderate

Best Aim Assist Type in Warzone 2

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The best Warzone 2 aim assist settings make zapping onto targets easier.

There are four different aim assist settings to choose from in Warzone 2. These are outlined as follows:

  • Default: Traditional aim slowdown near target used in Modern Warfare games.
  • Precision: Strong aim slowdown that only kicks in when aiming closer to the target. Best for accurate players.
  • Focusing: Strong aim slowdown that also kicks in when narrowly missing the target. Best for players new to analog aiming.
  • Black Ops: Traditional aim slowdown near target used in Black Ops games.

While your choice here will be subjective, we recommend using the Default aim assist setting. While originally the Black Ops aim assist proved stronger than the Default setting, this has since changed as the BO aim assist got nerfed. 

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Of course, if you don’t like the overall strength of this setting, then Default will be your next best option. We recommend trying out both and seeing which one clicks for you personally. 

Aim Response Curve

Warzone 2 offers three types of Aim Response Curves to choose from, with each one having the following properties: 

  • Standard: Simple power curve map from aim stick to aim rate.
  • Linear: Aim stick maps directly to aim rate.
  • Dynamic: Reverse S-curve mapping for fine aim rate control.

If you’re an experienced Warzone player or FPS player, we recommend choosing Dynamic for a finer response curve. It can take some getting used to, but the increased control is hard to pass up. Of course, if Dynamic isn’t to your liking, then you also can’t go wrong with Standard. 

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That’s the extensive list of our recommended Warzone 2 controller settings, but as always, it’s worth trying these out and making tweaks based on your personal preferences and playstyle.

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