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Best controller settings in Warzone: Sensitivity, dead zone, input threshold, cancel reload, more

Let's walk you through some of the best settings for Xbox and PlayStation controllers that'll help you dominate Verdansk and earn some wins in the process.
Best controller settings in Warzone: Sensitivity, dead zone, input threshold, cancel reload, more
Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision's take on the battle royale genre using one of the most popular FPS franchises in the world as a backdrop, has been a resounding success, with millions of players jumping into Verdansk over the last year.

Naturally, the game offers plenty of ways to play, including mouse and keyboard and controller, which is more often associated with COD over the years despite being conceived as a PC shooter back in 2003.

One of the big questions newcomers ask in regards to gameplay is how to best utilize the plethora of tools Warzone gives you to personalize your controller settings.

In this quick guide, we'll show you the best settings to start your journey across Verdansk by giving showing you how to set your sensitivity, deadzone, Aim Response Curve Type, and more.

Do keep in mind as always, these are overall suggestions for you to try out, you are more than encouraged to mix and match to fit your playstyle.

Best controller settings for Warzone

Let's take a look at general settings first:

Warzone controller settings
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  • BR Button Layout: Default
  • Stick Layout Preset: Default
  • Invert Vertical Look: Disabled
  • Deadzone: 0.5
  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Low Zoom): 1.45
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (High Zoom): 1.35
  • Aim Response Curve Type: Linear
  • Controller Vibration: Disabled

The settings above are a personal choice and are the ones that have given me the most success, however, let's talk about some slight tweaks that you can try out if you're a newcomer.

First off, you can switch to Tactical on the BR Button Layout, as this will let you crouch by pressing your Left Stick, and Melee with B/O depending on your controller. I like to have my Melee on the stick as it allows me to react faster in super tight scenarios and trying to crouch in a one vs one can cause you to lose accuracy if your finger slides.

For Horizontal and Vertical sensitivity I go with one slightly higher than the average. Same for High and Low zoom multipliers. As you get accustomed to Warzone's gunplay, slowly ramping up the speed in which you aim will give you a massive edge in the battle royale.



warzone controller

  • Aim Assist: Standard
  • 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 One

Most of this remains the same. Keep in mind the game offers plenty of aim assist choices, including a Precise one if you're feeling more confident in your abilities. You can also completely turn aim assist off.


movement warzone

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

The only thing you want to change here is the Slide option, holding a button is plain and simple a total disadvantage, tapping it will make your sliding more consistent and can let you pull it off faster.

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