COD Warzone 2: Best Controller Settings

Learn everything about the best Controller along with the Mouse and Keyboard settings for Warzone 2.0

Story Highlights
  • Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0 has a variety of different controller settings for players to mix and match their play style with
  • These settings consist of adjusting the sensitivity, enabling some QoL features as well as disabling some annoyances too
  • Setting such as the detailed Deadzone options can help players deal with stick drift issues
  • Players can also increase their capability during gameplay by disabling Auto-parachute in order to open it manually during matches
  • Most importantly, these settings all come down to personal preference and players should test out and see which is the perfect balance for them

COD Warzone 2.0 is an expansion on its previous version, bringing in a whole new array of features but the first step here will be to prioritize setting up your controller or Mouse and Keyboard with the best settings. Keep in mind that at the end of the day, tweaking each setting here will come down to your own personal preference. But despite that, it may be worth enabling a few settings here which will enhance your gameplay a notch.

We strongly advise experimenting and testing out each setting, especially where you need to adjust your aiming and movement sensitivity since these are specifically dependent on your play style and choice. So without further delay let’s get started with our layout of the best controller and mouse keyboard settings in COD Warzone 2.0

Controller Settings

Whether it’s the Xbox or Playstation controller, it ultimately comes down to your preference on which one feels the best in your hands. When it comes to playing the game on either console or even PC, setting up the controller settings will be crucial as you might run into fairly skilled players across any platform who will instantly kill you if given the chance.

In our experience, we used the PS5 Dualsense controller which also has some Haptic Feedback support along with its adaptive triggers which we will mention briefly too.

As previously stated, we suggest tweaking these settings by going into matches and testing to see the perfect balance suited for you as the ones listed here are based on our custom settings. However, we will still entail which setting does what under each section in the game and how it can impact your gameplay.


Inputs (Image Credit: eXputer)

In this section, you can adjust the button layout of the controller, among a few other things such as the Dualsense features in case you’re using which we will mention briefly, so let’s get started.

Edit Button Layout – Default

The following setting allows you to mix and match the button layout of the controller and while it may come down to personal preference here, we recommended leaving it on the default layout since it is the best one to use for almost any player out there.

However, in case you are looking to swap the layout then we would suggest the Tactical option as it will swap your Melee and stance switching buttons, making it more proficient for some players to have steady hands while on the battlefield. There are also plenty of professional Esports players who prefer layouts such as Southpaw so feel free to check them out for yourself to get a feel for each one of the options.

Flip L1/L2 and R1/R2 – Off

This setting is important if you’re someone who uses the ‘CLAW’ style of holding their controller. By enabling the option, the trigger and bumper buttons of your controller will swap, making R1 the shoot button, L1 the Aim-down-sights (ADS), and vice versa. So unless you prefer the setup here, feel free to enable it and try it out but we would encourage anyone else to have it turned off.

Stick Layout Preset – Default

The setting will allow you to modify the analog stick directions of the controller, which you can safely put on default since making changes to it is pretty pointless in our experience.

Controller Vibration – Off

Yet another feature that is mostly dependant on your choice is the option of Controller vibration or Rumble which is great for Single-player games but in the case of a massive Battle Royale game such as Warzone 2.0 where the proper focus will be vital, we recommend turning it off.

Trigger Effect

Sony has done a fantastic job with the Dualsense controller as it provides a full-on immersion in your gameplay experience with its haptic feedback vibration along with the tactile and precision functions of the adaptive triggers. However, with Multiplayer-based FPS titles such as Warzone 2.0, we suggest turning them off as they will only provide you with a slight distraction while shooting enemies and disrupting your aiming capabilities.


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aiming (Image by eXputer)

In the Aiming section, you can adjust the sensitivity of the in-game camera and also the aim-down sights sensitivity while aiming with your guns. There isn’t much to explain here so we will entail our settings so you can find a perfect balance.

  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 8
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: High 7
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00
  • Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00 (Default)
  • Verticle Aim Axis: 1.00 (Default)

Most importantly, try to set up a high Horizontal and Vertical sensitivity as the default one is pretty slow and cumbersome. You will want to keep it between 7-10 to get a perfect view while playing a match since in a game like Warzone 2.0, it is all about having quick reflexes in order to take down your foes with ease.

You can hop into a match real quick to test out your sensitivity and tweak it as time goes on to find the right adjustment for your play style. It is worth noting that you can adjust the ADS sensitivity however you wish though many may not know, it is one of the few important and best settings to adjust for your controller in COD Warzone 2.0 since having total control while aiming your weapon will be key to winning encounters.


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Gameplay (Image Captured by Us)

The settings in this section will mostly cover features such as enabling sprint when moving by default as well as other helpful quality-of-life options such as allowing you to fully equip armor plates when needed instead of the default single plate per button press. These settings are pretty self-explanatory and we recommend following our custom options below to get an idea of what you need to enable and tweak:

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

With a game like Warzone 2.0, it has become vital to gather as many resources as possible within a short amount of time after landing on the plane. Switching Automatic Sprint to Auto Tactical will allow you to always sprint in that mode when moving your character, without having to manually press the toggle button for it every time, which can be extremely helpful during intense firefights where you need to retreat from the enemy.

You can use any setting you prefer for Weapon Mounting since we found ADS + Melee the most effective for our play style so we can precisely enter and exit that mode when needed under most circumstances. Armor Plate on Apply All will allow you to fully re-equip yourself with armor plates when required instead of pressing the prompt a couple of times, allowing you to focus on the game.

Interact / Reload behavior is yet another one of the best settings you will need to look out for whether it’s a controller or mouse and keyboard in COD Warzone 2.0. It essentially allows you to prioritize either reloading or picking up items when pressing the square button in-game.

We adjusted it to prioritize interaction because more than half of your gameplay will consist of constantly picking up items at the start of each match. You can personally tweak it to focus on reloading but for situations where you need to quickly gather resources to combat nearby enemies, you will be best suited to prioritizing the interact option instead of reloading.

Advanced Settings

These settings can be adjusted for Both controller and Mouse keyboard but it is hard to get lost when adjusting these, but thankfully we have already laid out the groundwork in order for you to understand most of the important settings listed here. So without further delay let’s discuss these advanced settings and how they can impact your experience in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0.

Aim Assist & Gyro Aiming

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Aim assist & Gyro Aiming (Image Captured By Us)
  • Target Aim Assist: On
  • Aim Assist Type: Black Ops
  • Gyro Behavior: Off
  • Gravity Vector: Off
  • Gyro Sensitivity Horizontal: 10 (Default)
  • Gyro Sensitivity Vertical: 10 (Default)
  • Gyro Horizontal Inversion: Off
  • Gyro Vertical Inversion: Off

Aim Assist has been around since the dawn of FPS games in console hardware as it allows you to quickly snap your aim onto targets easily and assist you in taking them. The feature itself has become a controversial topic as of late in this era of Video Games as PC players flock over it, calling it an unfair advantage. But that is a matter that we won’t delve too much into right now.

The Black Ops Aim Assist type will seem quite familiar to players and we recommend staying on that since it is by far the preferred aim assist for Modern Warfare 2 and even Warzone 2.0 now for quite a lot of players. You can adjust it to whatever option you want but even despite that, most veteran or beginner players of the series will prefer the default Black Ops to be the welcoming choice here.

Gyro Aiming is essentially a mechanic present in most modern video games that allows you to aim your weapons via motion control aiming functionality. However, with a game such as Warzone, we would advise against using the feature as though it may be fun to use, if you’re looking to win combat situations with precise coordination with your teammates, it would only prove to be a distraction and hindrance, so we suggest to turn it off.


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Advanced aiming (Image credit: eXputer)
  • Aim Response Curve Time: Dynamic
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier [Focus]: 1.00
  • ADS Sensitivity Transition Timing: Instant
  • Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom: On
  • [Low Zoom]: 0.80
  • [2-3x Zoom]: 0.85
  • [4-5x Zoom]: 0.90
  • [6-7x Zoom]: 0.95
  • [8-9x Zoom]: 1.00
  • [High Zoom]: 1.00

Adjusting the values of the ADS is yet another crucial feature before you even think of jumping into the game. The Aim Response Curve Time can be confusing to understand but in layman’s terms, the setting we have picked which is Dynamic is mostly centered around players who like to be aware and active of their surroundings at all times whilst playing the game.

While the standard setting is the safest option, we recommend experimenting with each of the three curve time options as they are heavily based on your choice. Adjusting the sensitivity on ADS Zoom is important because you will be using different types of scopes on guns, each with a varying range of zoom on them. We recommend starting with the lowest value such as 0.80 and gradually raising it with each zoom type.


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Deadzone (image by eXputer)

Before we go into the details, adjusting your Deadzone features allows you to counteract an irritable occurrence known as Stick Drifting. It occurs in the analog sticks of controllers where once you put down your controller and either the camera or character is moving on their own, it will mainly be the cause due to Stick Drifting.

If you have this sort of problem, you can adjust the value of the dead zone in order for the game to detect how far you need to move the stick in order for it input its action in-game. So again, as stated numerous times already, you should adjust the values to your preference and see how it can resolve the stick drifting on your end.

  • Left Stick Min: 0.15
  • Right Stick Min: 0.15
  • Left Stick Max: 0.99
  • Right Stick Max: 0.99
  • Left Trigger: 0.00
  • Right Trigger: 0.00

The setting that can be modified here to help you the best when it comes to the gameplay is your Trigger Inputs, which we prefer at zero so you can have the bare minimum firing delay when attacking foes in COD Warzone 2.0.

Movement Behavior

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Movement Behavior (Image by eXputer)
  • Auto Move Forward: Off
  • Tactical Sprint Behavior: Double Tap
  • Grounded Mantle: Off
  • Automatic Airborne Mantle: Partial
  • Automatic Ground Mantle: Off
  • Invert Slide And Dive Behavior: Standard
  • Plunging Underwater: Movement
  • Parachute Autodeploy: Off
  • Sprinting Door Dash: On
  • Ledge Mantle Behavior: Mantle Only

Now if you’re like us and enabled Auto Tactical Sprint, the Tactical Sprint Behavior setting might feel pointless to put on double tap but whatever the case may be, having it on Double Tap will essentially make it so that you do not accidentally enter that sprint mode to alert your enemies. It can be extremely crucial during intense situations where you need to only use it in a pinch so double tapping to trigger it will be the safest solution to it.

Grounded Mantle is great to take cover in an instant but we recommend turning it off so that you can only activate it whilst you’re jumping. We also had the Parachute Autodeploy feature turned off which will allow you to open it whenever you want instead of the game doing it automatically for you. It will ensure you’re at the lowest point of the ground before you open it, letting you touch the ground faster than most of the other players.

Opening the doors of each building or location can be annoying in such a huge battle royale game such as Warzone 2.0 so having Sprinting Door Bash will allow you to open them without any extra steps required.

Combat Behavior

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Combat Behavior (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
  • ADS Stick Swap: Off
  • Backpack Alternate Control: Off
  • ADS Interruption Behavior: Interrupt
  • Weapon Mount Movement Exit: On
  • Weapon Mount Exit Delay: Short
  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: On
  • Quick C4 Detonation: Off

Navigating your backpack via the Directional Button is advised so rather than enabling the alternate controls for it, we recommend sticking with the off switch on it rather than adding the movement stick to it as its input. Weapon mounting is rarely used and is pretty situational in Warzone 2.0 so having its movement Exit enabled alongside the delay for the exit to be on Short will make things fly by much easier when using the mechanic.

Switching weapons while their ammo is depleted mostly comes down to personal preference but we have it turned to On so we could quickly swap to our secondary weapons during firefights.

Lastly, turning off quick C4 Detonation will allow you to launch all of your explosives before you can choose to blow them up since most of the time with an intense game like this, you will want to use every bit of your resources to win a battle. But again, before anyone starts yelling about it, you do have the luxury of keeping it on if doesn’t suit your play style.

Vehicle & Overlay Behavior

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Vehicle Behavior (image credit: eXputer)
  • The Vehicle Recenter: Short Delay
  • Camera Initial Position: Free Look
  • Ping Wheel Delay: Moderate
  • Double Tap Danger Ping Delay: Moderate

The following settings are default by the game and do not impact too much of your gameplay but it is still worth discussing them a bit in case you ever feel like they need some sort of tweaks. Allowing the Short Delay on Vehicle Recenter will make it so that the camera snaps back to the center of the gameplay rather than having it fixated on one side for long periods of time.

Free Look on the initial camera position setting will allow players to maintain the camera angle they had when they enter a vehicle in Warzone 2.0. It is great when you are trying to keep your eyes on the enemy as you make your escape or are trying to focus on a view other than the central position.

The Wrap-Up

Warzone 2.0 is an extension of Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and although the game has slight optimization issues for players, the game is off to a solid start across all platforms. While the campaign and multiplayer of the game have certainly charmed a plentiful of the playerbase, thankfully now that the free-to-play battle royale expansion has launched, even more players are flocking over to download and try the brand-new experience.

Furthermore, it is worth stating that the game has a variety of weapon loadouts that you can use such as the classic but deadly Best Assault Rifle loadout which is ideal for every beginner player of the game. Not to mention you can also try using the Best Snipers in the game which can destroy enemies with the right skill at long range. Not a fan of ranged artillery? Then why not try using some of the Best LMGs to gain an upper hand on your foes?

We hope you enjoyed reading this guide to the best controller settings for COD Warzone 2.0, let us know if these settings help you out in getting a basic idea of what you may need to tweak for yourself. If you have any other questions or want to share your experience with the game so far, let us know all about it in the comments section below! As always, eXputer wishes you luck!

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Ayyoun Ali

Ayyoun is a passionate technology and gaming enthusiast who loves to help others experience the same enthusiasm through his content. With over 4 years of professional writing experience and 15 years of gaming experience, he's always in search of the next best thing people want to know about. He's mostly into the horror genre and his favorite games include Silent Hill, Resident Evil, and Hunt Showdown...the list goes on friends. Better save your stash of coffee cuz he might gulp it down before you could say "Expelliarmus".

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