Best Controller Settings for a smooth experience in Halo Infinite

Mahirul Alam Chowdhury
By Mahirul Alam Chowdhury
6 Min Read

We might just have the best controller settings for a better and smoother experience for Halo Infinite, so worry not.

We can safely say that Halo and Masterchief are back with Halo Infinite. Although the next journey of the Halo saga releases on the 8th of December, the multiplayer is already free to play for some time now.

After so long, fans are now playing a Halo game that feels and plays like the classic Halo titles. Of course with some new additions that give a refreshing taste. Halo plays differently with a focus on arena-style combat, rather than twitch shooting. Hence, some players especially the newer ones might struggle to get in on this game with ease. F

Furthermore, Halo games have always been made keeping controllers and consoles in mind. So unlike, most FPS games Halo Infinite or rather any Halo game plays like a dream with controllers and is a shining example of how games should play with a gamepad. With that in mind, the Halo games also offer a lot of controller settings and customization than most first-person shooters or even any shooters.

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This guide gives a rundown of all what these settings are about and what would be the best controller settings for you in Halo Infinite.

Halo Infinite Controller Settings

Best Controller Settings Halo Infinite
  • Look Acceleration: This means the how quickly your character reaches max speed when turning or looking around, with the camera movement command. This is normally the right thumbstick. Increasing look acceleration will make your character accelerate its look speed faster and vice versa. In simpler words it means your character will reach maximum camera movement speed faster.
  • Look Senstivity: Look Senstivity is the max turning speed of your Spartan. Increasing this, will increase the maximum look speed so you can turn with a greater speed. While decreasing it will decrease maximum look speed for a slower camera movement and turning. A high Look Sensitivty and Acceleration will allow you to turn your camera faster but effects aiming or recoil control. So these should balanced according to preference. Worry not we will suggest our best recommendations.
  • Deazones: Deadzones refers to the minimum distance the right thumbstick have to moved from the centre to register as input. Increasing it increases the distance so you have to move the stick further than usual to look around. This is a very helpful feature for console and controller players as it can be used to negate the effects of analog stick drift or faulty analog sticks. A common problem for console owners.
  • Maximum Input Threshold: This refers to the maximum distance your thumbstick can reach from the outer edge before it is registered as an input. Increasing this will make you move the stick closer to edge for a maximum input, and vice-versa. Additionally, this also increases the acceleration curve between minimum and maximum input. Hence, you have a lot of range when it comes to player movement speed, if for left stick and look movement speed, if for right stick.

Controller layout


  • Move: Left thumbstick
  • Jump: A
  • Crouch/ Slide: B
  • Sprint: L3
  • Fire weapon: RT
  • Use equipment: RB
  • Melee: R3
  • Throw grenade: LB
  • Reload/ Vent: X
  • Switch weapon/ Drop weapon: Y
  • Zoom: LT
  • Zoom level: L3 while zoomed
  • A.I. scan: D-pad down
  • Toggle helmet light/ mark: D-pad up
  • Scoreboard: View button
  • Vibration: Off
  • Maintain Sprint: On
  • Auto Clamber: On


  • Boost/ E-brake: LT
  • Ascend/ Brake: RB
  • Descend/ Trick: LB
  • Switch seats: A
  • Fire weapon: RT

Best Controller Settings for Halo Infinite

Although controller settings are always a personal choice and depend on the player’s playstyle. Our recommended settings are a great combination for anyone but more importantly to newer players so that they get a smooth and fun Halo experience regardless of crossplay or not.

  • Look Acceleration: 4
  • Look Sensitivity (Horizontal): 6.0
  • Look Sensitivity (Vertical): 6.0
  • Center Deadzone: 0
  • Maximum Input Threshold: 15
  • Axial Deadzone: 0

These settings will ensure maximum responsiveness and movement speed so that you can respond to enemies quickly by faster turning and movement. All backed by good control of your weapons so that you don’t miss those headshots. You should change the Deadzone for any of your thumbsticks if your controller suffers from delay or stick drift. You will gain a good amount of responsiveness while playing.

Finally, if a controller is not just your thing and you still want to play the game on your sweet Xbox Series X you have the option to connect mouse and keyboards too.

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Mahirul Alam Chowdhury is a writer and HR Manager at GameRiv.