Being the best in Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer is a big deal, so I tweaked my controller settings, which I’m most comfortable with. I played around with many settings to get the right combo for my best performance on those well-known maps. As Season 1 was starting, getting these settings just right became super important for staying ahead in the game.
- Author’s Note: After playing MW3 for more than 100 hours I’ve been able to come up with the most optimal controller settings!
Best Modern Warfare 3 Input Settings
|Edit Button Layout
|Flip L1/L2 and R1/R2
|Stick Layout Preset
- I opted for the Default Button Layout as it provided a familiar and comfortable setup for easy navigation during intense gameplay.
- Turning off Bumper Ping ensured that accidental pings didn’t give away my position, allowing for more strategic play.
- Keeping Flip L1/L2 and R1/R2 off maintained the standard button configuration, preventing any confusion during crucial moments.
- The Default Stick Layout Preset felt natural and responsive, aiding in precise aiming and movement.
- Additionally, turning off Controller Vibration eliminated distractions, allowing for better focus on the game without unnecessary feedback.
Best Modern Warfare 3 Deadzone Inputs
|Test Stick Deadzone
|Left Stick Min
|Left Stick Max
|Right Stick Min
|Right Stick Max
- I chose to turn off the Test Stick Deadzone to make sure my controls were responsive from the get-go.
- Setting the Left Stick Min to 0 and the Right Stick Min to 4 helped minimize any delay in movement, ensuring quick and accurate responses.
- For the maximum range of motion, I set the Left Stick Max and Right Stick Max to 99, allowing for precise control during intense situations.
- Keeping the Left and Right Trigger at 4 struck a balance, making weapon aiming and firing smooth without being overly sensitive.
Best Modern Warfare 3 Aiming Settings
|Horizontal Stick Sensitivity
|Vertical Stick Sensitivity
|ADS Sensitivity Multiplier
|Verticle Aim Axis
|Tactical Stance Sensitivity Multiplayer
|Aim Response Curve Time
|ADS Sensitivity Multiplier [Focus]
|ADS Sensitivity Transition Timing
|Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom
- I set my Horizontal and Vertical Stick Sensitivity to 6 to strike a balance between swift movements and precise aiming.
- The ADS Sensitivity Multiplier at 1.00 and the Default Sensitivity Multiplier ensured consistency in aiming, avoiding any sudden changes that could throw off my accuracy.
- I stuck with the default Verticle Aim Axis as it felt natural to me.
- Keeping the Tactical Stance Sensitivity Multiplier at 1.00 helped maintain control when transitioning between stances.
- Opting for a Dynamic Aim Response Curve Time provided a responsive feel, adjusting to my aiming style in real-time.
- With ADS Sensitivity Multiplier [Focus] at 1.00 and Instant ADS Sensitivity Transition Timing, I ensured a seamless shift between regular and focused aiming.
- Turning off Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom kept things straightforward, ensuring a consistent feel across all Zoom levels.
Best Modern Warfare 3 Aim Assist Settings
|Target Aim Assist
|Aim Assist Type
|Third Person and Correction Type
- I found it beneficial to turn on the Target Aim Assist as it helped me stay on target during fast-paced engagements.
- Opting for the Black Ops Aim Assist Type offered a balance between precision and tracking, ensuring smoother aiming without feeling too restrictive.
- I chose to turn off the Third Person and Correction Type to have more direct control over my aiming, preventing any unintentional adjustments that could throw off my shots.
Best Modern Warfare 3 Gameplay Settings
|Auto Move Forward
|Tactical Sprint Behavior
|Automatic Airborne Mantle
|Automatic Ground Mantle
|Parachute Auto Deploy
|Sprinting Door Bash
|Ledge Climb Behavior
|Slide Cancel Sprint
- I turned off Automatic Sprint for better control, making my moves strategic.
- Toggle for Sprint/Tactical Behavior simplified toggling between sprinting and regular movement.
- Disabling Auto Move Forward allowed precise control, avoiding unintended movements.
- Setting Tactical Sprint Behavior to Double Tap ensured intentional sprints.
- Turning off Grounded Mantle and using Partial for Automatic Airborne Mantle balanced automation and player control.
- Disabling Automatic Ground Mantle prevented unwanted actions.
- Slide Only for Slide Behavior focused on clean slides without extra actions.
- Plunging Underwater with the trigger gave manual control, and Parachute Auto Deploy on Plane Only provided control in specific situations.
- Enabling Sprinting Door Bash added an offensive option during sprints, and Mantle Only in Ledge Climb Behavior avoided automatic actions.
- Slide Cancel Sprint On made movements smoother, quickly resuming sprints after slides for responsive gameplay.
Best Modern Warfare 3 Combat Behaviors Settings
|Aim Down Sight Behavior
|Change Zoom Activation
|Weapon Mount Activation
|ADS + Melee
|Weapon Mount Exit Delay
|Tactical Stance Activation
|Tap To Reload
|Armor Plate Behavior
|ADS Stick Swap
|Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch
|Quick C4 Detonation
|Manual Fire Behavior
- I set Aim Down Sight Behavior to Hold, making it easier to control my aim by holding down the button when aiming.
- Choosing Sprint/Tactical Sprint/Focus for Change Zoom Activation allowed for quick zooming while sprinting, adding flexibility to my combat approach.
- Opting for Hold in Equipment Behavior ensured deliberate use of equipment, preventing accidental deployments.
- ADS + Melee for Weapon Mount Activation lets me mount weapons seamlessly, enhancing stability during aiming.
- With a Medium delay for the Weapon Mount Exit, I balanced quick disengagement with stability.
- Turning Tactical Stance Activation Off avoided unintentional stance changes, maintaining control during combat.
- Tap To Reload in Interact/Reload Behavior simplified reloading, streamlining the combat process.
- Apply All for Armor Plate Behavior made it efficient to equip multiple armor plates quickly.
- Keeping ADS Stick Swap Off prevented accidental swaps during the aim, maintaining consistency.
- Using Directional Buttons for Backpack Control allowed easy navigation of inventory.
- Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch On automatically switched to a new weapon when ammo ran out, ensuring a swift response in combat.
- Grouped Quick C4 Detonation made detonating explosives faster, enhancing tactical play.
- Manual Fire Behavior set to Press allowed precise control over the gunfire, ensuring shots were intentional.
Best Modern Warfare 3 Vehicle Behaviors Settings
|Vehicle Camera Recenter
|Camera Initial Position
- I chose a Short Delay for the Vehicle Camera Recenter, allowing for quick adjustments without the camera recentering too abruptly, providing a smoother driving experience.
- Setting the Camera’s Initial Position to Free Look gave me the flexibility to start with a broader view.
- Activating Lean-Out with Melee simplified the process, making it straightforward to lean out of the vehicle for better visibility.
Best Modern Warfare 3 Overlay Behaviors Settings
|Ping Wheel Delay
|Double Tap Danger Ping Delay
|Kill Streak Wheel Behavior
- I set Scoreboard/Map/Stats Behavior to Toggle for quick access and easy navigation between scoreboard, map, and stats.
- Choosing a Moderate delay for Ping Wheel and Double Tap Danger Ping allowed intentional pings without accidental activations, enhancing communication during gameplay.
- Opting for Hold in Kill Streak Wheel Behavior ensured the deliberate use of kill streaks, preventing unintentional selections.
I liked using these settings in my Modern Warfare 3 sessions. But, your personal preferences will play a big role in settings like Sensitivity and Controller Preset. Nevertheless, the settings provided can serve as a good starting point as you dive into Modern Warfare 3 and find the setup that suits you perfectly.
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