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Call of Duty: Warzone - best sensitivity, deadzone, settings, DPI and more

Getting the best out of your Warzone settings.

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Here's the best sensitivities and settings you'll want to choose for Warzone, with Console and PC accounted for.

Whether you're new to Warzone or looking to improve, changing your control settings might help out with raising your game to the next level.

Best settings and sensitivity for Call of Duty: Warzone

Console and PC have very different control schemes - click below to navigate to your weapon of choice:

Navigation:

Console/Controller

On Xbox One and PS4, you'll probably be using a controller for gameplay. If you're experienced with Call of Duty and analog aiming, you might have your own settings you like to use, but we've put together our favourites just in case you need a helping hand.

One thing you should be aware of is the aim assist in Modern Warfare. You can find more detail in this breakdown by XclusiveAce, but to cut a long story short, Precision and Focusing aim assist have stronger aim slowdown than Standard, but don't offer any close-range circle-strafing aim assist, making Standard an overall better option.

General

  • 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) - 1.20
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (High Zoom) - 1.35
  • Aim Response Curve Type - Standard
  • Controller Vibration - Disabled

Weapon

  • Aim Assist - Standard
  • Weapon Mount Activation - ADS + Melee
  • Weapon Mount Movement Exit - Disabled
  • Aim Down Sight Behaviour - Hold
  • Equipment Behaviour - Hold
  • Use/Reload Behaviour - Tap to Reload
  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch - Enabled

Movement

  • Stick Layout Preset - Tap
  • Stick Layout Preset - Disabled
  • Automatic Sprint - Disabled
  • Vehicle Camera Recenter - Enabled
  • Parachute Auto-Deploy - Enabled

As well as all of these controller settings, make sure you head into the 'General' tab and turn off motion blur for both weapons and world, as it'll help you massively with your ability to actually see. The same is true for turning Film Grain to 0 - it's just extra visial noise that won't help you win games. Also, we like the mini map shape changed to Square, as it gives you slightly more of a field of view than the round one.

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PC/Mouse & Keyboard

On PC, you'll probably be using a mouse and keyboard, although you can hook up a controller if you want to crossplay with your console buddies. Here's the settings you'll need if you're on mouse and keyboard though.

Best Mouse Settings

Below are our picks for the best sensitivity and mouse settings for Call of Duty: Warzone. Of course, if you've found a setting that works for you, it might be a good idea to stick with it, as otherwise you'll have to get used to another sensitivity.

Your DPI can be changed outside of the game, with different ways to do it depending on your mouse's brand. Sometimes you need to use specific software, whilst other times you can just press a button on your mouse. To simplify massively, low DPI is essentially the same as having low sensitivity. This is usually around 400-450, and we recommend a DPI setting of 450. According to ProSettings, pro player Shroud uses this DPI, and you can always change your specific sensitivity within the game's menus.

  • Mouse Sensitivity - 7.50
  • Aim Down Sight (ADS) Mouse Sensitivity - Relative
  • Invert Mouse Look - Disabled
  • Mouse Acceleration - 0.00
  • Mouse Filtering - 0.00
  • Mouse Smoothing - Disabled

Video Settings

We've gone over a few of the video settings you should be looking at, but if you need to improve your performance, consider reducing or turning off the following, as they're not as important to gameplay:

  • Film Grain
  • Filmic Strength
  • World Motion Blur
  • Weapon Motion Blur
  • Tessellation
  • V-Sync
  • Texture Resolution
  • Cache Sun Shadows
  • Cache Spot Shadows
  • Shadow Map Resolutions
  • Depth of Field
  • Screen Space Reflection
  • DirectX Raytracing
  • Particle Lighting

Other graphical settings, like Anti-Aliasing, are more important and should only be reduced as a last resort to improve performance.

Remember, these settings are all based on personal preference, so if you've found the perfect setup for you, don't waste it! Everyone plays differently, so if you've found your favourite way to play, keep on it.

If you're getting more into Warzone, check out more of our guides too! We've got the best Warzone loadouts and attachments, as well as how to gain XP and level up in Warzone. Happy hunting!

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