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While the PC scene for Call of Duty has grown tremendously in recent years, players have continued to favor using a controller over a keyboard and mouse. A controller has been deemed the most popular way to play COD, and the same applies to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In the multiplayer beta for Modern Warfare 2, we have access to a plethora of controller settings, which can be confusing for any player.

In this article, we’ll go over the best settings players should use for their controllers in the beta. It’s possible some of these settings will change for the full release of MW2, but they’ll stay the same for the most part.

Best controller settings for Modern Warfare 2

We’ll list the controller settings by their individual menu in the “Controller” tab of MW2.



  • Button Layout Preset: Tactical (Switches the crouch and melee buttons)
  • 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: 1.00
  • Sensitivity Multiplier:
    • Third Person: 1.00
    • Ground Vehicles: 1.00
    • Air Vehicles: 1.00
    • Tablet: 1.00


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


Aim Assist

  • 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: 0.05
    • Right Stick Min: 0.05
    • Left Stick Max: 0.99
    • Right Stick Max: 0.99
    • Left Trigger/Right Trigger: 0.00

Movement Behaviors

  • Sprint/Tactical Sprint Behavior: Toggle
  • Auto Move Forward: Off (Unless Left Stick 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: On

Vehicle Behaviors

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

Overlays Behavior

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

That will do it for our best controller settings in Modern Warfare 2. Of course, some of these settings will be personal preference depending on how players had them in previous titles. However, these settings are standard across the board and can be used by any player successfully.

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