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Call of Duty: Vanguard offers controller players a ton of customization to hone your aim and movement, so we’ve got the best controller setups you can use on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC in Season 3 Reloaded.

Vanguard Season 3 Reloaded is the last major multiplayer update for the WWII title and brought with it a new map, the H4 Blixen SMG, and a new Operator Kim Tae Young, but perfecting your aim remains as important as ever.

Vanguard is on the same engine as Modern Warfare and Warzone, so a lot of the controls will carry over and aiming and movement will feel mostly the same.

These are the best settings to maximize your aim and movement while playing Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 3 Reloaded.

vanguard operator season 3 with Bren LMG

Best Vanguard Controller Settings

basic controls

  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 6
  • ADS sensitivity multiplier: 0.9
  • Custom zoom sensitivity: Off
  • Button Layout Preset: Tactical
  • Flip L1/R1 with L2/R2: If you play with claw grip or want a faster button press time, you should turn it on
  • Vertical target (on foot): Standard
  • Lens response curve type: Dynamic
  • Controller Vibration: Off
  • Weapon Fire Threshold: Off

Getting the best sensitivity is really up to you and your preferences. We recommend starting around 6 and playing with it until you find the perfect sensitivity.

And we highly recommend the Tactical Button layout preset as it ties the crouch/glide button to the right thumbstick. This allows you to slide, cancel, crouch, and turn upside down without taking your thumb off the stick.

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advanced controls

  • ADS sensitivity transition time: Instant
  • ADS Sens. Multiplier (constant target): 1.00
  • Stick Layout Preset: Flaw
  • Controller Orientation: Up
  • Exchange of ad sticks: Off
  • L2 button dead zone: 0
  • R2 button deadzone: 0
  • Left Stick Minimum Input Deadzone: 0 (then increase as needed)
  • Right Stick Minimum Input Dead Zone: 0 (then increase as needed)
  • Left Stick Max Input Dead Zone: 100
  • Right Stick Max Input Deadzone: 100

Dead zones depend entirely on your controller. Depending on how old you are, you may have some stick drift. You should set your deadzone to 0, then gradually increase it until the stick drift disappears.

weapons and equipment

  • Aim Assist: In
    • Aim Assist Mode: Flaw
  • ADS aim assist: In
  • Weapon Mount Activation: ADS + Melee
  • Weapon Mount Movement Output: In
    • Weapon Mount Release Delay: Short
  • Ammo Depleted Weapon Switch: In
  • blind fire: In

For Aim Assistsetting it to ‘On’ will have the same feel as Warzone and Modern Warfare, which is a huge benefit if you’re used to those games.


  • Auto Airborne Mantle: Off
    • Grounded mantle: Off
    • Automatic ground cover: Off
  • Cloak Stance Tail: In
  • Automatic sprint: Automatic Tactical Sprint
  • auto advance
  • Sprint cancels recharge: Off
  • door knock running: In
  • Automatic parachute deployment: In

Tactical Sprint is still vital in Vanguard, and unfortunately repeatedly pressing it will quickly wear down your controller. To counteract this, we recommend using Automatic Tactical Sprint to preserve both controller and thumb.

And there’s nothing worse than accidentally covering an object or wall, so we’ve set airborne cloak to the manualso it will only do it when it has the intention to do so.

vanguard player using the trophy system

action behavior

  • Slide Behavior: Play
  • Aim Down Behavior: Hold
  • Team Behavior: Hold
  • Steady Aim Behavior: Hold
  • Weapon AutoFire Behavior: Hold
  • Interaction/reload behavior: Prioritize recharge
  • Marker Behavior: Lever

Vehicles and Killstreaks

  • Camera Auto Forwarder: short delay
  • Goal-based direction: Off
  • Tank aiming behavior: Unlinked

Best Vanguard Target Response Curve

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as a war zone Vanguard It has separate aim response curves so you can adjust your aim. Here is a breakdown of the three types of Aim Response so you can make an informed decision:

  • Standard: Simple power curve map from aim stick to aim rate. When initially aiming, there will be a slight delay in speed when you push the stick all the way in a specific direction.
  • Linear: Eliminates initial speed lag when stick is fully depressed in one direction. More for aggressive and fast movements at the cost of precision.
  • Dynamic: Hybrid system between linear and standard for precise aim rate control. Your aim will speed up slightly when you initially move the stick.

Standard It will suit most gamers as it has the classic Call of Duty feel which is well suited to both new and veteran gamers.

Nevertheless, Dynamic allows for more precise control over your aim, making those micro-adjustments for long-range fighting that much easier. If you are a confident player, we recommend learning Dynamic.

Best Vanguard Aim Assist Type

Call of Duty: Vanguard characters fighting in battle

Aim Assist is vital for controller players, and Vanguard lets you choose between four different types.

  • Default (Vanguard): Traditional target slow near target. A wider area where your aim will slow down around an opponent. This is the same Aim Assist used in Warzone as well, so it will look familiar to you.
  • Precision: Strong aim assist slow that only triggers when close to an enemy player. Only use this option if you are a skilled and accurate player. The slowdown area is minimal and casual players will not like this.
  • Approach: Strong aim slow that kicks in when you miss targets by a small amount. If you’re new to Call of Duty, this is your best bet for upgrading a controller.
  • Legacy (Covert Ops): Alternate target slow near target. If you played more Cold War than Warzone, Legacy will feel more familiar to you.

For the aim assist type, we only recommend using Flaw either Legacy. Even if you’ve been playing more Warzone, one of these options will feel natural to you.

Polina shooting in Call of Duty Vanguard

Best aim assist for sniping and quick scope in Vanguard

The Call of Duty sniper is one of the many aspects that made the franchise what it is today, and the quick scope is just as powerful in Vanguard. With this setup, you will be able to hit targets far away and fast range up close.

For Target Response Curve, we recommend Dynamic. This allows you to make the precise adjustments necessary to land those headshots and to quickly transition between targets when doing a quick scan.

And for the aim assist type, there’s not much reason to deviate from Flaw either Legacy. However, if you think you could use a little extra control, it’s worth a try. Precision.

FOV slider in Call of Duty Vanguard

Does FOV affect aim assist in Vanguard?

Fortunately, Sledgehammer included a field of view (FOV) slider for Vanguard on consoles.

Increasing your FOV gives you a huge advantage in allowing you to see much more of what is in front of you, but it also reduces everything to fit more into your view. This can make hitting distant targets much more difficult.

Warzone has builds to combat this, and Vanguard should do the same. To have Scale aim assist with FOV adjusted to Activated, your Aim Assist will feel consistent, no matter your field of view.

Dome map in call of duty vanguard

How to find the best Vanguard driver settings

We recommend jumping to a private match and fighting robots in make me to find the perfect setting.

To maximize your time while testing your setup, here’s what we recommend:

  • Map: make me
  • Mode: free for all
  • Rules:
    • Time limit: Unlimited
    • Score limit: Unlimited
  • Bots and players:
    • Number of bots: 6
    • Bot Difficulty: Recruit

Dome is a relatively small map, so you’ll be able to get into constant action with the bots. And the Recruit difficulty means you’ll hardly get shot at.

Also, be sure to check out the best controller settings and PC settings for Warzone Season 3 Reloaded.

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