Updated on December 11, 12:45 p.m. (GMT+8): Added images.

If you’re looking to optimize your Warzone after the Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 update, we’ve got you covered.

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In this article, we’ll be going over the best Warzone settings for controller, graphics, and audio so you can jump in ready to pick up victories, not worrying about what your settings should be.

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Best Warzone settings: Controller

Below you can find all of the best controller settings for Warzone broken up by category.

Remember, this is not a hard fast kind of situation, and you can adjust settings for your comfort or what works best for you.

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Input settings:

Button Layout PresetTactical
Bumper PingOff
Flip L1/R1 with L2/R2Off – Claw grip may want to turn this on
Stick Layout PresetDefault
Controller VibrationOff
Trigger Effect (PS5)Off

Deadzone settings (via CDL pro Attach):

Test Stick DeadzoneOff
Left Stick Min0
Left Stick Max99
Right Stick Min4
Right Stick Max99
Left Trigger0
Right Trigger0
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Aiming settings:

Horizontal Stick Sensitivity6
Vertical Stick Sensitivity6
ADS Sensitivity Multiplier1.00
Sensitivity Multiplier
Ground Vehicles1.00
Vertical Aim Axis
On FootStandard
Ground VehiclesStandard
Tac-Stance Sensitivity Multiplier1.00
Aim Response Curve TypeDynamic
ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Focus)1.00
ADS Sensitivity Transition TimingInstant
Custom Sensitivity Per ZoomPreference per scope zoom
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Aim assist settings:

Target Aim AssistOn
Aim Assist TypeBlack Ops
Third Person ADS Correction TypeAssist

Motion Sensor Aiming:

Motion Sensor BehaviorOff

Movement behaviors:

Automatic SprintAutomatic Tactical Sprint
Auto Move ForwardOff
Tactical Sprint BehaviorSingle Tap Sprint
Grounded MantleOff
Automatic Airborne MantlePartial
Automatic Ground MantleOff
Slide/Dive BehaviorSlide Only
Plunging UnderwaterTrigger
Parachute Auto-DeployOff
Sprinting Door BashOn
Ledge Climb BehaviorMantle Only
Slide Cancel SprintOff
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Combat behaviors:

Aim Down Sight BehaviorHold
Change Zoom ActivationSprint/Tactical Sprint/Focus
Focus BehaviorHold
Equipment BehaviorHold
Weapon Mount ActivationADS + Melee
Weapon Mount Exit DelayShort
Tactical Stance ActivationADS + Down Button
Tactical Stance BehaviorOn Toggle
Interact/Reload BehaviorPrioritize Reload
Armor Plate BehaviorApply All
ADS Stick SwapOff
Backpack ControlDirectional Buttons
ADS Interruption BehaviorInterrupt
Depleted Ammo Weapon SwitchOff
Quick C4 DetonationOne by One
Manual Fire BehaviorPress

Vehicle behaviors:

Vehicle Camera RecenterShort Delay
Camera Initial PositionFree Look
Lean-Out ActivationMelee

Vehicle behaviors:

Ping Wheel DelayModerate
Killstreak Wheel BehaviorHold

Best Warzone settings: Graphics

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We’ll be mainly covering the quality and view tab, as the display tab is pretty straightforward for player preference.

Set your monitor to the correct one, move your refresh rate to the highest possible, and turn off vsync. You can try uncapping your FPS. If it’s smooth, keep it. If it’s not smooth, cap it.

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Nvidia users, if you have a CPU that is stronger than your GPU, turn your Nvidia Reflex Low Latency to On + Boost. If both are pretty strong, just leave it to on.

Graphics settings:

Quality PresetsCustom
Render Resolution100
Dynamic ResolutionOFF
Upscaling/SharpeningFIDELITYFXCAS (85)
Anti-AliasingSMAA T2X
VRAM Scale Target80
Variable Rating ShadingON
Texture ResolutionVery Low
Texture Filter AnisotropicLow
Depth of FieldOFF
Detail Quality LevelHigh
Particle ResolutionLow
Bullet ImpactsON
Persistent EffectsOFF
Shader QualityMedium
On-Demand Texture StreamingOFF
Local Texture Streaming QualityLow
Shadow QualityNormal
Screen Space ShadowsLow
Ambient OcclusionBoth
Screen Space ReflectionsOFF
Static Reflection QualityLow
Terrain MemoryMedium
Volumetric QualityLow
Deferred Physics QualityOFF
Weather Grid VolumesNormal
Water QualityWater Caustics
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View settings:

Field of View120 (100-120 is typically fine)
ADS Field of ViewAffected
Weapon Field of ViewWide
3rd Person Field of View90
Vehicle Field of ViewsWide
World Motion BlurOFF
Weapon Motion BlurOFF
Film Grain0.00
1st Person Camera MovementLeast (50%)
3rd Person Camera MovementLeast (50%)
Spectator CameraGame Perspective
Inverted FlashbangPreference
Safe AreaPreference

Best Warzone settings: Audio

Best Warzone settings audio
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The game provides six different audio mix presets for various audio setups. Here’s a look at what they all do.

  • PC — Tightest dynamic range and EQ for use with PC speakers.
  • Headphones — Tighter dynamic range and EQ for use with headphones.
  • Headphone Bass Boost — Tighter dynamic range and EQ with enhanced low-end frequencies for use with headphones.
  • Sound Bar — Tighter dynamic range and EQ for use with soundbar.
  • Home Theater — High dynamic range setting for use with home theater systems.
  • Cinema — Highest dynamic range setting for use with cinema theater systems.
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Home Theater is shaping up to be the best pick so far. It makes footsteps stand out more in the audio mix, while ambient noises come in slightly softer. However, one downside is its apparent focus on treble frequencies, so gunfire can sometimes sound a little shrill. We still recommend it, though.

Audio MixHome Theater
Speakers/Headphones Game Sound DeviceDefault System Device
Speaker OutputStereo
Master Volume50 (preference)
Music Volume0
Dialogue Volume70
Effects Volume100
Voice Chat Volume50 (preference)
Hit Marker Sound EffectsClassic
Mono AudioOff
Reduce Tinnitus SoundON

We recommend starting with these settings and then making any adjustments you may see fit as you tune them to your own personal playstyle.

Most settings are not one size fits all, so don’t be scared to change things as needed to make your experience more enjoyable.

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