Best controller settings for MW2

Small changes, huge advantages.

The multiplayer mode in Modern Warfare 2 in an intensely competitive experience. Players can tweak their in-game settings to boost their FPS and implement a plethora of other changes to optimize their game's performance. Although first-person shooters are more friendly to a keyboard and mouse, there are scores of player who would rather wield their trusty joystick.

Modern Warfare 2 allows controller players to take advantage of various accessibility options and control layouts to level the playing field between PC and consoles. The following are the best in-game settings for controllers in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Best settings for controllers in Modern Warfare 2

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The controller settings in Modern Warfare 2 can be changed by navigating to the Settings page from the main menu. Once there, select the Controller tab to start making changes. The following are the best controller settings that we've found for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.


  • Button Layout Preset: Tactical
  • Flip L1/R1 with L2/R2: Personal preference
  • Stick Layout Preset: Default
  • Controller Vibration: Off
  • Trigger Effect (PS5): Off


  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier: 0.9
  • Sensitivity Multiplier:
    • Third Person: 1.00
    • Ground Vehicles: 1.00
    • Air Vehicles: 1.00
    • Tablet: 1.00
  • Vertical Aim Axis:
    • On Foot: Standard
    • Third Person: Standard
    • Ground Vehicles: Standard
    • Air Vehicles: Standard

Related: How to show FPS counter in Modern Warfare 2


  • Aim Down Sight Behavior: Hold
  • Automatic Sprint: Off
  • Equipment Behavior: Hold
  • Weapon Mount Activation: ADS + Melee
  • Interact / Reload Behavior: Prioritize reload
  • Armor Plate Behavior: Apply one


  • Target Aim Assist: On
  • Aim Assist Type: Default
  • Aim Response Curve Type: Dynamic
  • ADS Sens. Multiplier: 1.00
  • ADS Sensitivity Transition Timing: Instant
  • Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom: Off
  • Inputs Deadzone:
    • Left Stick Min: 0.00
    • Right Stick Min: 0.00
    • Left Stick Max: 0.99
    • Right Stick: 0.99
    • L2/R2 Button Deadzones: 0.00

Movement Behaviors

  • Sprint / Tactical Sprint Behavior: Toggle
  • Auto Move Forward: Off (Unless Left Stick is broken)
  • Tactical Sprint Behavior: Single Tap Sprint
  • Grounded Mantle: Off
  • Automatic Airborne Mantle: Partial
  • Automatic Ground Mantle: Off
  • Invert Slide and Dive Behavior: Standard
  • Plunging Underwater: Movement
  • Parachute Auto-Deploy: On
  • Sprinting Door Bash: On

Combat Behaviors

  • ADS Stick Swap: Off
  • ADS Interruption Behavior: Interrupt
  • Weapon Mount Movement Exit: On
  • Weapon Mount Exit Delay: Medium
  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: On
  • Quick C4 Detonation: Off

Vehicle Behaviors

  • Vehicle Camera Recenter: Short Delay
  • Camera Initial Position: Free Look

Overlays Behaviors

  • Scoreboard Behavior: Toggle
  • Ping Wheel Delay: Moderate
  • Double Tap Danger Ping Delay: Moderate

Wondering if you can disable crossplay in Modern Warfare 2? Check out How to turn off Crossplay MW2, right here on Pro Game Guides.

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