Best Controller Settings For Modern Warfare 3

Here are the best controller settings that you can try out in Modern Warfare 3.

In Modern Warfare 3, having the best controller settings with the right aim assist, movement behavior, etc is very important. With the right settings and sensitivity, it becomes easier to go through the campaign, mission objectives, and multiplayer modes. While it won’t be as difficult for players with a keyboard & mouse to adjust to all the mechanics, it is relatively much harder for controller players to adapt.

Since Modern Warfare 3 allows players to change the Aiming Input Device to the controller, tweaking the settings accordingly for the switch is essential. Not to mention, if you are playing on PlayStation or Xbox the best settings will help you have the best experience possible and you will be able to kill all those enemies quite easily. With that out of the way, here are the controller settings from aim assist to movement behavior to FOV settings that you can try out in MW3.

Best Controller Settings for MW3

Best MW3 Controller Settings
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Here are the best controller settings for you to try out for your playthrough in Modern Warfare 3:

Input Device

  • Aiming Input Device: Controller


  • Button Layout Preset: Tactical Flipped
  • Bumper Ping: Off
  • Flip L1/L2 and R1/R2: On
  • Stick Layout Preset: Default
  • Controller Vibration: Off
  • Trigger Effect: Off

Deadzone Inputs

Players will be able to calibrate their stick drift for their controller using the Deadzone Inputs in Modern Warfare 3. We would suggest that you check the inputs out and customize them according to your aim in the game.


  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier: 0.80
  • Sensitivity Multiplier:
    • Ground Vehicles Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00
    • Tablet Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00
  • Verticle Aim Axis:
    • On Foot: Standard
    • Ground Vehicles: Standard
  • Tac-Stance Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.00
  • Aim Response Curve Type: Dynamic
  • Aim Response Curve Slope Scale: 1.00
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Focus): 1.00
  • ADS Sensitivity Transition Timing: Instant
  • Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom: Off

Aim Assist

  • Target Aim Assist: On
  • Aim Assist Type: Black Ops/Default
  • Third Person ADS Correction Type: Assist

Motion Sensor Aiming

  • Motion Sensor Behavior: Off


Movement Behaviour

  • Automatic Sprint: Automatic Tactical Sprint
  • Sprint/Tactical Sprint Behavior: Toggle
  • Auto Move Forward: Off
  • Tactical Sprint Behavior: Single Tap
  • Grounded Mantle: Off
  • Automatic Airborne Mantle: Off
  • Automatic Ground Mantle/Hang: Off
  • Slide/Dive Behavior: Tap to Slide
  • Plunging Underwater: Free
  • Parachute Auto-Deploy: Off
  • Sprinting Door Bash: On
  • Ledge Climb Behavior: Mantle Only
  • Slide Cancel Sprint: On

Combat Behaviour

  • Aim Down Sight Behavior: Hold
  • Change Zoom Activation: Sprint/ Tactical Sprint/ Focus
  • Equipment Behavior: Hold
  • Weapon Mount Activation: ADS + Melee
  • Weapon Mount Exit Delay: Medium
  • Tactical Stance Activation: ADS + Down
  • Tactical Stance Behavior: On Toggle
  • Interact/Reload Behavior: Tap to Reload
  • Armor Plate Behavior: Apply All
  • ADS Stick Swap: Off
  • Backpack Control: Directional Buttons
  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: On
  • Quick C4 Detonation: Grouped
  • Manual Fire Behavior: Press

Vehicle Behaviors

  • Vehicle Camera Recenter: Short Delay
  • Camera Initial Position: Free Look
  • Lean-Out Activation: Melee

Overlays Behavior

  • Ping Wheel Delay: Moderate
  • Double Tap Danger Ping Delay: Moderate
  • Killstreak Wheel Behavior: Hold

Best Modern Warfare 3 FOV Settings

Best FOV Settings For Modern Warfare 3
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The best range to customize the FOV settings in Modern Warfare 3 would be between 105 to 115. You will be able to track down enemies pretty easily with this field of view in the game. However, we would recommend that you tweak the setting according to your needs.

That’s everything covered in this guide. If you find this guide helpful, check out our dedicated Modern Warfare 3 section for more interesting guides on Gamer Tweak.