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Call of Duty: Warzone offers players plenty of controller settings to fine-tune, such as aim assist and movement. We’ve put together a guide to help you find the best settings to use in Warzone Pacific’s Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded was one of the most groundbreaking updates Warzone has ever received, with Raven Software introducing a ton of weapon buffs and nerfs, even more ways to respawn, lowering player counts and giving the HUD team a much-requested overhaul.

Despite the update, aiming and movement are still the most important mechanics to master, so you’ll need the best settings to dominate. Whether you play with a controller on PC or consoles, here are the best Warzone controller settings to improve your accuracy and movement in Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Best Warzone Controller Settings


  • BR button layout: Overturned tactic
  • Stick Layout Preset: Fault
  • Invert vertical aspect: disabled
  • Dead zone: 0 (then increase if necessary)
  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 7
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 7
  • ADS sensitivity multiplier (low zoom): 0.75
  • ADS sensitivity multiplier (high zoom): 0.85
  • Aim Response Curve Type: Standard/Dynamic
  • Controller vibration: disabled

For the layout of your buttons, Tactical is the best choice. When playing Warzone, you are constantly crouching, undoing slides, and prone. Tactical maps your crouch/glide button to the controller, so you don’t need to move your thumb and can be as quick as possible when using the best Warzone controller settings.

You also want dead zone be as low as possible for maximum response time when aiming. Start with your Deadzone set to 0 and keep increasing it until you have no more stick drift. It entirely depends on how old your controller is.

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  • Aim Assist: Accuracy
  • Scale Aim Assist with FOV: Enabled
  • Weapon mount activation: ADS + Melee
  • Weapon mount movement output: Enabled
  • Aim Down Behavior: Hold
  • Equipment behavior: Hold
  • Use/Charging Behavior: Tap to use
  • Ammo Depleted Weapon Switch: Enabled
  • Behavior of the armor plate: Apply a

Tap to use is a godsend. Your game will prioritize whether you reload or interact based on your situation. You’ll be able to instantly open crates and reload, making this a vital setting to enable.

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  • Slide behavior: Hold
  • Advance automatically: disabled
  • Auto sprint: Automatic tactical sprint
  • Vehicle Camera Centerer: Enabled
  • Automatic parachute deployment: disabled

When using Automatic parachute deployment, you want to be comfortable with having it disabled. You will be able to pull your parachute lower to the ground, which means you can reach the ground as fast as possible. It can be intimidating knowing that there is no protection, but shooting your drop close to the ground is extremely helpful.

Better Warzone aiming response curve

warzone players fighting in the caldera

Warzone has distinct aim response curves, allowing you to adjust your aim to something you’re comfortable with. Their titles can be confusing, so we’ll explain exactly what they mean and what works best for you.

  • Standard: Standard aim stick curve at aim rate. When aiming initially, there will be a slight delay in speed when the stick is fully depressed in a specific direction.
  • Linear: Removes the initial velocity delay when the stick is fully pressed in a direction. More for aggressive and fast movements at the expense of precision.
  • Dynamic: Hybrid system between linear and standard. Your aim will speed up slightly on the initial move of the stick.

Most gamers use Standard. Whether you’re new to Call of Duty or a returning player, this will feel most natural to you.

If you are sure of your aim and can quickly switch between targets, we recommend using Dynamic. Many of the top players use this response curve because of the precise aim rate control it provides.

Best kind of Warzone aim assist

Warzone Player on Rebirth Island

Warzone offers four types of aim assist, so you can find what comes most naturally to you. We would never recommend disabling Aim Assist, but here’s a breakdown of the options available to controller players when it comes to the best Warzone controller settings.

  • Disabled: You will not have aim assist.
  • Standard: Traditional aiming slowdown near the target. A wider area where your aim will slow down around an opponent. Ideal for regular Call of Duty players who want a little extra time to lock in the target.
  • Accuracy: Severely slowed down aim assist that only kicks in when near an enemy player. Use this option only if you are a skilled and accurate player. The slowdown zone is minimal and casual gamers won’t like it.
  • Focus: Strong aiming slowdown that triggers when you narrowly miss targets. If you’re new to Call of Duty, this is your best bet for upgrading a controller.

Most players should use Standard Aim assist. It provides perfect aiming slowdown near targets while still allowing fine adjustments if you need to.

If you’re new to FPS games and aren’t used to aiming with a controller yet, you should use Focus until you feel the aim assist is stronger than needed, then use Standard.

Better aim assist for snipers in Warzone

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Some in the Warzone community think it’s an accurate sniper. You must play on a mouse and keyboard. That’s not true, because with the right settings, you can eliminate players from miles away and do a quick search with precision up close.

For your aiming response curve you should use Dynamic. You will be able to have finer control over the speed of your reticle movement, allowing you to more easily shoot and track distant players.

For your aim assist type, this is the same situation as for any other weapon. If you are a confident player and need to make micro adjustments to hit sniper headshots, you should use Accuracy. And if you’re comfortable with your aim and have no problem shooting with Aim Assist, Standard will be the perfect choice.

You should also check out our ranked list of the best snipers to use in Warzone.

Does field of view affect aim assist?

Warzone PC players have the option to adjust the field of view in the game. Console players still don’t have this option as the developers have announced that it won’t be coming to console.

Best Warzone Controller Settings

Increasing your FOV allows you to see a lot more of what’s in front of you. Console FOV is set to around 80 by default, while PC gamers can increase this value up to 120. This gives PC gamers a major advantage in seeing more players to the side of their screen.

Using such a high field of view will stretch and shrink anything in front of you, which can mess with your aim assist.

Activision has added a setting to combat this, which is worth using if you’re playing Warzone with a high FOV on a controller. It would be better if you had Scale aiming aid with field of vision set to Enabledas it will keep your aim assist consistent, regardless of your field of view.

How to Find the Best Warzone Controller Settings

While we’ve provided the best Warzone controller settings you should try, no one setting works perfectly for everyone. It’s tempting to find your favorite professional player or content creator and copy their settings, but they might not be the best for you.

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We recommend jumping into a custom game of Modern Warfare and experimenting with different controller settings to find the best Warzone controller settings for you, as they both use the same engine. If you don’t have MW, then Plunder, or any other spawn game mode will work fine.

To optimize your time when testing the settings, here is what we recommend:

  • Menu: House shot
  • Fashion: Free for all
  • Rules:
    • Time limit: Unlimited
    • Score limit: Unlimited
  • Robots and players:
    • Number of bots: 6
    • Robot difficulty: Recruit

With these custom game settings, you can practice shooting for as long as you want. Shoothouse is small enough that you can fight constantly, and Rookie-level bots will barely shoot at you.

While you are in this private mode, you should also try to get your Minimum entry thresholds as low as they will go. Start at 0 and increase by one until you receive no more stick drift.

For more in-depth Warzone guides, check out the best PC settings and FOV settings for Pacific Season 3 Reloaded.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games

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