Call of Duty: Warzone offers players a plethora 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 Season 3.
Warzone’s newly reformed Verdansk ’84 will throw players into a variety of different gunfights across almost any range, so you’ll need the best controller settings to use in any situation.
Whether you play with a controller on PC or consoles, here are the best controller settings to improve your accuracy and movement in Warzone Season 3.
- Best Warzone controller settings
- Best Warzone Aim Response Curve
- Best Warzone Aim Assist type
- Best Aim Assist for Sniping in Warzone
- Does FOV affect Aim Assist?
- How to find best Warzone controller settings
Best Warzone controller settings
- BR Button Layout: Tactical flipped
- Stick Layout Preset: Default
- Invert Vertical Look: Disabled
- Deadzone: 0 (then increase as required)
- Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 8
- Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 8
- ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Low Zoom): 0.75
- ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (High Zoom): 0.85
- Aim Response Curve Type: Standard/Dynamic
- Controller Vibration: Enabled
For your button layout, Tactical is the best choice. When playing Warzone, you’ll constantly be crouching, slide canceling, and going prone. Tactical maps your crouch/slide button to the thumbstick, so you don’t need to move your thumb and can be as quick as possible.
You also want Deadzone to be as low as possible for maximum response time while aiming. Start with your Deadzone set to 0 and keep increasing it until you no longer have any stick drift. This depends entirely on how old your controller is.
- Aim Assist: Precision
- Scale Aim Assist with FOV: Enabled
- Weapon Mount Activation: ADS + Melee
- Weapon Mount Movement Exit: Enabled
- Aim Down Sight Behavior: Hold
- Equipment Behavior: Hold
- Use/Reload Behavior: Tap to use
- Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: Enabled
- Armor Plate Behavior: Apply One
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 it a vital setting to enable.
- Slide Behavior: Hold
- Auto Move Forward: Disabled
- Automatic Sprint: Auto Tactical Sprint
- Vehicle Camera Recenter: Enabled
- Parachute Auto-Deploy: Disabled
When using Parachute Auto-Deploy, you want to get comfortable with having it Disabled. You’ll be able to pull your chute lower to the ground, meaning you can reach the ground as fast as possible. It can be daunting knowing there’s no safeguard, but pulling your chute close to the ground is extremely worthwhile.
Best Warzone Aim Response Curve
Warzone has separate Aim Response Curves so you can fine-tune your aim to something you’re comfortable with. Their titles can be confusing, so we’ll break down exactly what they mean and what’s best for you.
- Standard: Standard curve from aim stick to aim rate. When you initially aim, there will be a slight delay in speed when the stick is pressed all the way in a specific direction.
- Linear: Removes initial speed delay when the stick is pressed all the way in a direction. More for aggressive, fast movements at the cost of precision.
- Dynamic: Hybrid system between linear and standard. Your aim will speed up slightly when initially moving the stick.
The majority of players use Standard. Whether you’re new to Call of Duty or a returning player, this will feel the most natural to you.
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If you’re confident in your aim and can transition between targets quickly, we’d recommend using Dynamic. Many of the top players use this response curve because of the fine aim rate control it provides.
Best Warzone Aim Assist Type
Warzone offers four Aim Assist types, so you can find what comes most naturally to you. We would never recommend turning Aim Assist off, but here’s a breakdown of the options available to controller players.
- Disabled: You will have no Aim Assist.
- Standard: Traditional aim slowdown near the target. A wider area where your aim will slow around an opponent. Best for regular Call of Duty players who want some extra time to lock on the target.
- Precision: Strong aim assist slowdown that only kicks in when close to an enemy player. Only use this option if you’re a skilled and accurate player. The slowdown area is minimal and casual players will not like this.
- Focusing: Strong aim slowdown that kicks in when narrowly missing targets. If you’re new to Call of Duty, this is your best bet to improving on a controller.
The majority of players should use Standard Aim assist. It provides the perfect aim slowdown near targets while still allowing for precise adjustments if you need to make them.
If you’re new to FPS games and aren’t used to aiming with a controller yet, you should use Focusing until you feel the Aim Assist is stronger than you need, then use Standard.
Best Aim Assist for Sniping in Warzone
Some of the Warzone community believe that to be an accurate sniper, you need to play on a mouse and keyboard. This isn’t true, as with the right settings, you can be downing players from miles away and quickscoping with precision up-close.
For your Aim Response Curve, you should use Dynamic. You’ll be able to have finer control over how fast your crosshair is moving, allowing for easier flick shots and tracking far-off players.
For your Aim Assist Type, it’s the same situation as any other weapon. If you’re a confident player and need to make micro-adjustments to hit sniper headshots, you should use Precision. And if you’re comfortable with your aim and don’t have an issue sniping with Aim Assist, Standard will be the perfect choice.
Does FOV affect Aim Assist?
Warzone PC players have the option to adjust the game’s field of view. Console players don’t have this option yet, but we hope this is added in the near future.
Increasing your FOV allows you to see much more of what’s in front of you. Console’s FOV is set to around 80 by default, while PC players can crank that value all the way up to 120. This gives PC players a major advantage in seeing more players off to the side of their screen.
Using such as high FOV will stretch and shrink everything in front of you, which can throw off your Aim Assist.
Activision has added a setting to combat this, which is well worth using if you play Warzone with a high FOV on a controller. It would be best if you had Scale Aim Assist with FOV set to Enabled, as this will keep your Aim Assist consistent, no matter your field of view.
How to find best Warzone controller settings
Although we’ve provided the optimal controller settings you should try, there’s no setting that works perfectly for everyone. It’s tempting to find your favorite pro player or content creator and copy their settings, but they might not be the best for you.
We’d recommend jumping into a Custom Game of Modern Warfare and testing out some different controller settings.
To maximize your time while testing out the settings, here’s what we’d recommend:
- Map: Shoothouse
- Mode: Free-for-All
- Time limit: Unlimited
- Score limit: Unlimited
- Bots and players:
- Number of bots: 6
- Bot difficulty: Recruit
With these custom game settings, you’ll be able to practice shooting for as long as you like. Shoothouse is small enough that you’ll be able to fight constantly, and the Recruit level bots will hardly shoot back at you.
While you’re in this private mode, you should also try getting your Minimum Input Thresholds as low as they’ll go. Start at 0, and move it up one until you no longer receive stick drift.
Try out these controller settings in Warzone Season 3, and you’ll be shooting deadly accurately in no time. If you’re interested in how the new season is stacking up so far, you can check out our review of Warzone Season 3.
Image Credit: Activision
How to unlock Iridescent Jackal skin in Warzone & Cold War Season 4
Warzone and Cold War is receiving its first ever Ultra-rarity Operator skin in Season 4, so here’s how to unlock Jackal’s Iridescent skin.
Warzone and Black Ops Cold War’s first Ultra-rarity Operator skin is arriving in Season 4, so here’s how to unlock new Operator Jackal’s Iridescent skin.
Alongside the brand new weapons and maps for Warzone and Cold War Season 4, the game will be introducing its first Ultra-rarity Operator skin. New Operator Jackal will receive a unique color-changing outfit, something Verdansk has never seen before.
This new skin “allows Jackal to come alive with a mesmerizing light pattern across his entire jumpsuit and mask,” making it a highly sought-after item in Season 4.
Here’s how to unlock Season 4 Operator Jackal and his Ultra-rarity Iridescent skin in Season 4.
How to unlock Jackal and Iridescent Operator skin
South African mercenary Jackal is Season 4’s featured Operator, who you’ll unlock as soon as you purchase the premium Battle Pass. This costs 1000 CoD Points and you can now either buy the pass yourself or receive it through Call of Duty’s new gifting system.
The Iridescent Jackal Skin will be unlocked at Tier 100 of the premium Season 4 Battle Pass. Reaching Tier 100 will take some time, but you can speed up the process by buying the Battle Pass Bundle for 2400 CoD Points, which includes 20 discounted Tier Skips, or you can take advantage of Double XP events.
Jackal Operator Mission challenges
Once you’ve unlocked Jackal’s Iridescent skin, there will be Operator Missions available to unlock extra styles and “additional cosmetic items.” For completing these missions, you’ll get the silver ‘Manta Ray’ style and the ‘Copperite’ skin, which gives him a “copper shine.”
We’ll need to wait until Season 4 arrives to see the Operator Mission challenges.
Once Season 4 officially goes live, we’ll update this article with Jackal’s Operator Mission challenges and rewards.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
JGOD $100K Warzone Tournament: Bracket, standings, stream & schedule
Warzone stats master JGOD is hosting a $100K Warzone Tournament, and we have the bracket, standings, stream, and schedule covered.
Call of Duty: Warzone statistics master JGOD is going to be hosting a highly-anticipated tournament where players will be competing for the lion’s share of a $100,000 prize pool, and we have everything you need to know about the JGOD Warzone Tournament covered for you.
Warzone has seen various content creators become staples of the video game community regarding the kind of content they deliver to viewers regularly.
One fan-favorite creator is JGOD, as the statistics master is celebrated for the in-depth breakdown of the Call of Duty battle royale for things like weapon stats and more.
Now, JGOD will continue his work in the community by hosting a $100,000 Warzone Tournament that will see some of the best players in the world compete against each other in what is sure to be an exciting show.
We have the bracket, standings, schedule, and stream for the event covered for you so that you do not miss any of the action.
JGOD Warzone Tournament Bracket
We will update this article with the latest bracket for the event below when it is officially made available during each of the four days the competition will occur.
June 5 Bracket
June 15 Bracket
June 21 Bracket
JGOD Warzone Tournament Standings
This section will be updated with the latest set of standings for the competition throughout each day of the event.
JGOD Warzone Tournament June 5 Standings
The JGOD Warzone Tournament will be taking place over the course of 4 days. The first day will be taking place on June 5, 2021, at 5 PM PST/ 7 PM CST/ 8 PM EST/ 1 AM BST.
Players will compete for the second time on June 15, 2021 at 11 AM PST/ 1 PM CST/ 2 PM EST/ 6 PM GMT/ 7 PM BST.
This first day of action will consist of pool play that will see the first 6 captains of the event compete against each other in a 2v2 format.
The remaining three days of the event will occur weekly, with the final day of the competition taking place on June 26, 2021.
Viewers will be able to catch all of the action from the JGOD Warzone Tournament on the content creator’s official Twitch channel.
As with the majority of events, this is where a central hub is likely to be broadcasted that will rotate between the point of view of every competitor to give viewers the best overall view of the battles for the $100,000 prize pool.
There is sure to be plenty of action to arise out of the JGOD Warzone Tournament that will provide countless entertaining moments for the community to witness during its four days of competition.
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Image Credits: JGOD/Activision
World Series of Warzone: Teams, Draft, Standings, & Stream
The World Series of Warzone is kicking competitive Warzone up a notch, and we have the teams, draft, standings and stream covered for you.
The World Series of Warzone will be the biggest competitive event in the history of the Call of Duty battle royale, and we have the teams, draft, standings, and stream for the event covered for you.
The competitive scene for Call of Duty: Warzone has become extremely popular following the release of the battle royale game in 2020, and it will be reaching new heights when the first of four World Series of Warzone competitions takes place in June.
With this in mind, we have gathered together everything you need to know about the first World Series of Warzone tournament on June 22 and 23, including the teams, draft, standings, and stream so that you do not miss any of the adrenaline-fueled action.
World Series of Warzone Draft
The format for the June 23 tournament will see five captains select a total of 10 trios each from North America to represent them in the Captain’s Cup.
They will battle to get their collective teams the most points when the dust settles on verdansk ’84 on June 23 and the $100,000 prize pool for the Captain’s Cup.
The draft for the first World Series of Warzone event will take place on June 22 and will be broadcasted on the Twitch Rivals Twitch channel.
We will update this piece with the June 22 World Series of Warzone draft results when officially revealed to the community.
World Series of Warzone Teams
The June 23 tournament will see a total of 50 teams of three players to get the most combined points for their respective squads (five teams of 30 players) under the leadership of one of the five captains, who will each have their own trios teams for the Captain’s Cup.
The five captains that will be leading all of the teams for the tournament can be found below:
The 50 trios will also be competing individually across six matches to see who can collect the most points from kills and overall placements to secure a share of a $200,000 prize pool during the June 23 event.
We will update this piece with all of the individual teams competing in the June 23 World Series of Warzone tournament when they are officially revealed.
World Series of Warzone Standings
We will update this piece with the latest World Series of Warzone standings throughout the course of each tournament.
Twitch Rivals Stream
The 2021 World Series of Warzone will be broadcasted exclusively on Twitch in a partnership with Twitch Rivals, so fans will be able to watch all of the action from each event unfold on the Twitch Rivals channel, which we will embed below when the broadcast for each event begins.
There is no doubt that a great deal of excitement will arise out of each event from the 2021 World Series of Warzone as teams compete to be at the top of the final standings and claim their title as the best Call of Duty: Warzone players in the world.
Image Credits: Activision
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