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You’ve purchased the latest Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3, and now it’s time to make sure you have the best controller settings for MW3.

There are lots of options, and although some are simply preference, we’re going to share what we believe to be the very best settings in this article.

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The best controller settings for optimal gameplay in MW3

Below you can find all of the best controller settings for Modern Warfare 3 broken up by category.

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

Best controller settings for MW3
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Input settings

Bumper PingOff
Button Layout PresetTactical
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 ZoomOff

Aim assist settings

Target Aim AssistOn
Aim Assist TypeBlack Ops
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Motion Sensor Aiming

Target Aim AssistOn

Movement behaviors

Automatic SprintAutomatic Tactical Sprint
Auto Move ForwardOff
Tactical Sprint BehaviorDouble Tap
Grounded MantleOn
Automatic Airborne MantlePartial
Automatic Ground MantleOff
Invert Slide/Dive BehaviorStandard
Plunging UnderwaterTrigger
Sprinting Door BashOn
Ledge Climb BehaviorHold
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Combat behaviors

Aim Down Sight BehaviorHold
Change Zoom Shared InputOff
Equipment BehaviorHold
Weapon Mount ActivationADS + Melee
Tactical ADS ActivationADS + Down Button
Tactical ADS BehaviorAlways
Interact/Reload BehaviorPrioritize Reload
ADS Stick SwapOff
Weapon Mount Exit DelayMedium
Depleted Ammo Weapon SwitchOn
Quick C4 DetonationGrouped
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Vehicle behaviors

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

Vehicle behaviors

Ping Wheel DelayModerate
Killstreak Wheel BehaviorHold

And there you have what should be the best controller settings for MW3 when playing Multiplayer or Zombies.

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