Call of Duty: Warzone offers players many 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 6.
We’re now into Warzone Season 6, which brought new weapons, map changes, new modes, and the return of The Haunting of Verdansk. Plus, the extremely popular Iron Trials mode returns, offering Warzone’s best an exclusive Calling Card for winning “the toughest Battle Royale mode to ever come to Verdansk.”
Aim and movement are as important as ever, so you need the best settings to dominate Verdansk and Rebirth Island. Whether you play with a controller on PC or consoles, here are the best Warzone controller settings to improve your accuracy and movement in Warzone Season 6.
- 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: Disabled
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 when using the best Warzone controller settings.
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.
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 when it comes to the best Warzone controller settings.
- 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 improve 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.
Also, be sure to check out the best Sniper Rifles Warzone Season 6 has to offer.
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 it will be coming to Vanguard and will hopefully arrive in Warzone with Vanguard’s extensive integration.
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 best Warzone 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 find the best Warzone controller settings for you. If you don’t own MW, then Plunder, or any other respawn game mode will work well.
To maximize your time while testing out the settings, here’s what we’d recommend:
- Map: Shoot House
- 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.
Image Credit: Activision
Warzone Pacific trailer hints at the ability to climb rocks in Caldera
The recent Warzone Pacific Caldera trailer may have hinted at the ability to climb rocks, which has previously been next to impossible.
The latest Warzone Pacific Season 1 trailer showed off parts of the new map, Caldera. The trailer may have also hinted at the ability to climb rocks, which has previously been a frustrating experience in Verdansk.
Most Warzone players who have experienced their fair share of game-time in Verdansk will know exactly how frustrating it is to climb up rocks within the map’s mountainous terrain. It can be very annoying especially when you need to reposition quickly away from the gas or enemies.
The Call of Duty battle royale game is about to get a heap of changes on December 8 when Warzone Pacific Season 1 drops. As well as the Vanguard integration, which will bring a bunch of WWII weapons and Loadout changes, we are also getting the new map Caldera.
Players have been waiting for this moment for some time now, and it may bring even more changes than expected.
As well as a recent hint towards a new Molotov use, fans are also decoding the Caldera reveal trailer. Warzone content creator JGOD believes that the narration in the trailer may have hinted at the ability to climb in Caldera.
In the trailer, the narrator says “survey the land from above by climbing natural rock formations.”
This sentence alone has caused the belief that players will be able to climb up rocky terrain to get high ground. If true, this is a very exciting gameplay mechanic for players, as it will improve movement and overall quality of life when traversing the map.
However, some fans aren’t holding their breath, as the trailer could have silly been referring to the rock formation in the video that looks like a bridge rather than actually climbing rocks: “Maybe climb (walk) up things like that rock arch, but no way we’re scaling rock faces.”
We’ll have to wait and see how accurate the speculation is come December 8, which is when those with early access will get to experience the map exclusively. Until then, check out FaZe Swagg’s “2 SHOT” AN-94 loadout.
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / PlayStation
All Warzone Pacific Caldera POIs in real life: Capital, Resort, more
Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map appears to be inspired by several real life locations, so here’s every Caldera POI and its inspiration.
Similar to Verdansk, Warzone’s Pacific’s new Caldera map appears to be inspired by real locations from the Pacific and the Second World War. Here are all of the real-life locations that Caldera appears to be inspired by.
Many locations from Warzone’s original Verdansk map are inspired by real-life locations, such as the Stadium, Array, and Nakatomi Plaza. It appears that Raven Software has taken a similar approach with Caldera, plucking many of its POIs straight out of Hawaii.
- Caldera Capital IRL
- Caldera Peak IRL
- Caldera Terminal IRL
- Caldera Royale Cabana Resort IRL
- Caldera Shark’s Lair Submarine Pen IRL
Caldera Capital – Ali’iolani Hale
The Capital POI is clearly inspired by the Ali’iolani Hale building in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii.
The building has roughly the same shape as Caldera’s capital building, with the buildings and balconies being in the exact same place. Plus, it even has the same clock tower with a flag pole mounted on top.
Caldera Peak – Haleakalā Observatory
Caldera has much more elevation than Verdansk, and the highest point is marked by a “military battery installation” on top of a dormant volcano that appears to be inspired by the Haleakalā Observatory in Maui, Hawaii.
While not being an exact recreation, it’s likely that Haleakalā Observatory is a source of inspiration. The Observatory was built in the 60s but has a similar round shape and white color to Cladera’s Peak – plus it also lies on the summit of a dormant volcano.
Caldera Terminal – Ford Island Control Tower
Caldera’s airfield is overlooked by a tall control tower that bears a striking resemblance to the Ford Island Control Tower in Pearl Harbor.
Although not as tall or narrow, Caldera’s tower has the same red control room at the top, and platforms all the way up. Many Warzone players weren’t huge fans of Verdansk’s air traffic control tower, so hopefully, this is better received.
Caldera Royal Cabana Resort – Royal Hawaiian hotel
Warzone Pacific’s Royal Cabana Resort appears to be heavily inspired by the Royal Hawaiian hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Being similar in both shape and name, the Royal Cabana Resort has a similar bell tower to the Royal Hawaiian. We’ll need to wait until the map releases on December 8 to see if there are any more similarities.
Caldera Shark’s Lair Submarine Pen – Lorient Submarine Base
Caldera’s Shark’s Lair Submarine Pen, also included in Vanguard, is clearly inspired by the Lorient Submarine Base in Lorient, France.
This Submarine Base was used throughout the Second World War to harbor U-Boats, and it seems Raven Software has recreated it in the Pacific. It has almost exactly the same shape, with similar gunner mounts on top.
Image Credits: Activision / Wikimedia Commons / Janine & Uploaded by Fæ via Wikimedia Commons
Forgotten MW SMG still top-tier in Warzone Season 6
Warzone players are looking to send Verdansk off with a bang and there’s no better way to do that than with this forgotten MW Submachine Gun.
Utilizing this forgotten MW SMG is sure to bring back memories of Verdansk’s early days before players shift to Warzone Pacific: Caldera.
With so much focus on which weapons are “meta”, some pretty powerful options are often overlooked. Call of Duty data expert TrueGameData recently discovered the resurgence of a forgotten MW Submachine Gun.
The weapon in question is MW’s AUG. The data suggests that the AUG is still a force to be reckoned with. The AUG’s fire rate may not be as quick as other weapons in its class, even so, it is certainly one of the hardest-hitting SMGs around.
The AUG had a brief moment of moderate usage as a weapon in Warzone until it disappeared altogether. With the TrueGameData loadout below the weapon can make a triumphant return.
If you’re looking to give the AUG a try you should know that it doesn’t feel like other Submachine Guns. The AUG is much less mobile and quick to fire than other MW Submachine Guns. This might throw you off for a match or two but once you get the hang of the AUG, you’ll be shredding in no time.
The loadout focuses on utilizing the AUG’s already amazing base damage capability. Accuracy, range, and damage may not be the first thing that comes to mind when using an SMG, but the AUG certainly brings these qualities to the table.
TrueGameData MW AUG Warzone loadout
- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
- Laser: Tac Laser
- Optic: Solozero Optics Mini Reflex
- Magazine: 5.56 NATO 30-Round Mags
- Perk: Sleight of Hand
The 5.56 NATO 30-Round Mags might seem like a strange choice for a Warzone Submachine Gun. However, the Sleight of Hand perk will compensate for the below-average mag size.
This AUG can be utilized up close with a fantastic TTK or it could be used at greater distances. Thanks to the Solozero Optics Mini Reflex and Monolithic Suppressor, accuracy and damage range won’t suffer at medium range.
Of course, the Tac Laser is a Warzone staple as it boosts ADS speed and increases aiming stability.
Given that the AUG could perform well at medium range, this loadout is best complemented by a long-range rifle. In the video, TrueGameData opts for the Swiss K31. Use the AUG as sniper support and you’ll devastate Verdansk.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / TrueGameData
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