Best Controller Sensitivity Settings to Use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Selecting the perfect controller sensitivity is one of the most important aspects of being good at Call of Duty. Here we will guide you through choosing the ideal controller sensitivity for Modern Warfare 2 in 2022.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the most anticipated game of 2022. Infinity Ward is developing the game in collaboration with Treyarch, Raven Software, Beenox, and more Activision-led studios.

The devs have claimed that MW2 will be the most advanced CoD title to this date. Furthermore, the game’s controller support has been improved, making gunfights better for both close-range and long-range engagements.

For an arcade shooter like Call of Duty, aiming is the essential aspect that can separate you from the rest. Choosing the perfect controller sensitivity is vital to make your aim more fluid and help you be a better player.

So, here we will discuss everything related to controller sensitivity and give you a general guideline to find the perfect mouse sensitivity for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

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What is Controller Sensitivity?

Before we get into the optimal controller sensitivity discussion, let’s explain controller sensitivity and how it works. Controller sensitivity is measured by how your crosshair in-game responds to your controller’s analog stick movement.

Controller sensitivity refers to the movement of your pointer or crosshair relative to your analog stick movement. So if your pointer or crosshair is moving faster than how much you are moving your analog stick, you have a high sensitivity. Similarly, if your pointer or crosshair moves slower than how much you are moving your analog stick, you have low sensitivity.

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There are four crucial aspects of controller sensitivity: horizontal stick sensitivity, vertical stick sensitivity, deadzone, and aim down sight (A.D.S.) sensitivity multiplier.

Horizontal Stick Sensitivity

Horizontal stick sensitivity determines how fast your analog stick will respond to the left or right inputs in-game. A low horizontal stick sensitivity allows players to aim quickly, while a high sensitivity makes players aim more rapidly in different directions. Most players stick to low horizontal stick sensitivity as it will enable them to be more efficient in a gunfight.

Vertical Stick Sensitivity

Vertical stick sensitivity determines how fast your analog stick will respond to the up or down inputs in-game. A low vertical stick sensitivity allows players to scale opponents quickly, while a high sensitivity makes players aim more quickly in upward or downward directions. Most players stick to low vertical stick sensitivity, giving them better control over various recoil patterns.

Deadzone

Deadzone determines how much an analog stick needs to move before registering the input. Lowering the deadzone will produce a fast and fluid experience while playing on a controller. It is recommended to have a very low deadzone sensitivity, as it will significantly improve aim and control in-game.

Aim Down Sight Sensitivity Multiplier

The aim down sight sensitivity multiplier is the multiplier amount relevant to the vertical and horizontal stick sensitivity while aiming down the sights in a gunfight. .05 is the ideal number of aim down sight sensitivity multiplier. Anything higher than .05 is entirely up to player preference and playstyle.

Suggestions for High Sens Users

High sens is recommended for rush and close-quarters playstyles. It is not recommended for beginners to choose a high sensitivity as it requires muscle memory and recognition of weapon recoil patterns.

Horizontal Stick Sensitivity7-9+
Vertical Stick Sensitivity7-9+
Deadzone0.05
ADS Sensitivity Multiplier1
Aim Response Curve TypeDynamic
Aim AssistStandard

Suggestions for Low Sens Users

Low sens is recommended for sniper and anchoring playstyles. It is very much recommended that beginners choose a low sensitivity as it allows them to develop good muscle memory and aiming technique. Furthermore, it will also help them tame the recoil pattern of any weapon.

Horizontal Stick Sensitivity5-6
Vertical Stick Sensitivity5-6
Deadzone0.05
ADS Sensitivity Multiplier1
Aim Response Curve TypeDynamic
Aim AssistStandard

However, controller sensitivity is an entirely personal preference. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to finding the optimal sensitivity setting. The best suggestion would be to choose a controller sensitivity setting based on trial and error.

A helpful tip would be to try out these sensitivities in-game to determine which one suits your playstyle. Furthermore, using the same horizontal and vertical stick sensitivity is very important as it makes aiming more fluid and negates the possibility of whiffing in long-range gunfights.

How to Change your In-Game Controller Sensitivity Settings in Warzone?

If you want to try our different controller sensitivity settings but do not know how to change your sensitivity in the game, then this guide is for you.

Best Controller Settings For Call Of Duty: Warzone On Console And PC -  GameSpot
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  • Go to the Options> Controller menu in the game. Everything related to sensitivity settings will be present here.
  • Button layout and Stick Layout Preset are up to player preference and are generally set to “Default.”
  • It is recommended to disable controller vibration as it can be distracting in a gunfight.

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