A good controller setup can level up your gameplay and help you dominate the battle. XDefiant’s fast-paced action demands precise aim and fluid movement.

But with a sea of options, finding the ideal settings can feel overwhelming. However, this guide will equip you with the knowledge to optimize your controller experience and get you right on track.

Best controller settings in XDefiant

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Here is the list of controller settings which is great for all players trying to learn and play XDefiant competitively.

  • Button Layout – Skill Thumb Brawler
  • Stick Layout – Default
  • Aim Assist – Standard
  • Aim Assist – Strength 0 
  • Aim Assist Follow – 0 
  • Aim Response Curve Type – Linear
  • Horizontal Sensitivity – 60 
  • Vertical Sensitivity – 60
  • Controller Aim Look Sensitivity Factor – 1.00x
  • Controller Aim Scope Look Sensitivity Factor – 1.00x 
  • Dead Zone Left Stick – 10
  • Dead Zone Right Stick – 10
  • Acceleration Speed Multiplier – 1.00x
  • Invert Horizontal Axis – Off
  • Invert Vertical Axis – Off
  • Controller Vibration – Optional
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Best controller settings in XDefiant: General Settings

The general gameplay settings are also responsible for your performance in the game. These controls are linked to the primary controls mentioned above. Here are the apt controller settings for them: 

  • Field of View (FOV): Crank it up to 120 for maximum situational awareness. You’ll spot enemies lurking on the periphery and react faster in close-quarter encounters.
  • ADS Field of View: Keep it “Consistent” to maintain a uniform field of view when aiming down sights (ADS).
  • ADS Behavior: Choose “Hold” for a more tactical approach where you hold the button to aim down sights.
  • ADS Sensitivity Transition (Low Zoom) – Keep this on “Instant”.
  • Melee During ADS – No
  • Aiming Interrupts Reload – Yes
  • Crouch Behaviour – Toggle
  • Auto Sprint – No
  • Sprint Interrupt Reload – No
  • Auto-Reload Weapons – Yes
  • Auto-Switch Weapon – Yes
  • Auto-Grab Ledge – No
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These are just starting points. We also recommend that you spend time in the training grounds adjusting settings until you find what feels most comfortable and allows for optimal performance.

That concludes our guide on the best controller settings in XDefiant.

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