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Expert Controller Settings in Call of Duty: Warzone

With Warzone taking over the scene, there are going to be a lot of experienced players out on the map. Learn to play like a pro and gain the advantage with the best possible controller settings.

In this guide, we'll be going over all of our recommended settings from hardware in combination with in-game settings to really improve how you play. 

Step One: Identify Your Game Preferences

Are you a gamer who likes to play a wide variety of games or are you a dedicated First Person Shooter player?

We have two options depending on the answer: Digital TAP Bumpers and Digital Triggers or SCUF’s Trigger Control System.  

Step Two: Select Your Trigger Preferences

Digital TAP Bumpers and Digital Triggers

These features completely eliminate the range of movement of the bumpers and triggers and provides a feel similar to a mouse click. This is only recommended for players who only play shooter games.

The Digital TAP Bumpers and Digital Triggers are currently only available for SCUF IMPACT & SCUF Infinity4PSPRO. 

Trigger Control System

SCUF’s Trigger Control system is available on every controller model and offers full trigger customization through adjustable trigger stops and hair triggers.

For Call of Duty, you will want to have your trigger stops on unless you plan on using vehicles (which require the full trigger motion to operate).

They will reduce the amount your trigger has to travel past the activation point and will allow for faster shooting and aiming, especially efficient with semi-automatic weapons. 

To further tune your trigger movement, the hair triggers will allow you to modify the distance to the activation point so firing and aiming becomes a one-tap process.

You should only adjust your hair triggers in game; start by turning the key until you hit the activation point which is where your weapon will start shooting on its own, then dial it back 1 turn, or to your preference. 

Step Three: Selecting Other SCUF Options


Vibration can affect your aim, but also cause fatigue overtime from the added weight in your controller.

We recommend ordering your SCUF without vibration modules / rumbles (or taking them out if you’re using a SCUF Vantage 2).

SAX Buttons 

If you are a SCUF Vantage owner, you have two additional access points called SAX Buttons designed to further reduce finger movement and therefore improve your performance. 

For Call of Duty: Warzone, Ping and Inventory are located on your D-Pad which can be really frustrating to use as it requires you to take your thumb off the left thumbstick to use the functions, so you can’t move at the same time. 

In many battle royale games, moving while communicating or accessing inventory can help you stay alive which is easily done using a keyboard on PC; SCUF controllers give you a similar advantage with Paddles and SAX.

SAX buttons are located on the side of the controller which you can engage using your inner finger. We recommend mapping Ping (D-Pad Up) to S1 and Inventory (D-Pad Down) to S2 to start with.

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Step Four: Changing Gameplay Settings

Lastly, there are some in-game settings that can be used to up your game.

Starting off, you have to hold down Interact to pick up items, open doors, or do anything functional which can slow down how quickly you're able to grab items or navigate areas. Instead we can change this to a simple press: 

  • Go into Options > Controller > Use/Reload Behaivor > Change to Contextual Tap

We've found to be more aware of your surroundings, having the mini-map in a square shape over the circle gives you just a little bit more information.  

  • Go into Options > General > Mini Map Shape > Square

If you missed it in our previous guide, we have a couple more suggestions which will help have more control over your aim. We recommend changing your ADS Sensitivity Multiplier for more control when aiming quickly during a fight. 

  • Start by going into Options > Controller > ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Low Zoom) > Set to 0.88
  • Next do the same for ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (High Zoom)

We also recommend turning off Controller Vibration if you have vibration modules in your controller.

  • Options > Controller > Controller Vibration > Disabled

Dominate the Battlefield

Now that you have customized the different aspects of your controller and tuned your gameplay settings, it’s time to jump in-game and test your new setup using these Call of Duty: Modern Warfare controller tips! Using all these key features will give you the advantage you need to win. 

Looking for more ways to get better at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? Check out these other guides:

Getting Started in Call of Duty: Warzone

Improving Your Aim in Call of Duty: Warzone


Call of Duty: Warzone is a free to play battle royale by Infinity Ward and Activisionavailable on PS4, Xbox One, and PC with crossplay that was released on March 11th, 2020.