Halo Infinite best controller settings – how to aim better in Halo multiplayer

If you want to be the best at Halo Infinite, you're going to want every edge you can get. Here are the Halo Infinite best controller settings to get you started

Halo Infinite best controller settings: a Spartan following a floating skull

Halo Infinite is one of the hottest competitive FPS games out there right now, and for good reason. The latest instalment in a storied franchise renowned for its multiplayer modes, Halo Infinite is already beginning to fill the shoes of its predecessors. While the Halo Infinite Forge mode hasn’t made an appearance just yet, players can still enjoy the vanilla multiplayer experience.

If you’re a controller player hopping into Infinite for the first time, then you might have a tough time getting used to the controls. After all, Halo tends to differ slightly from your average shooter. As such, you’re going to need to calibrate it with the Halo Infinite best controller settings. After all, if you head into the Halo Infinite ranks ill-prepared, you’re not going to get very far.

In this guide, we’ll offer you all the know-how you’ll need to set up your own Halo Infinite best controller settings, as well as a few basic settings from top-level players that you can dial in as a starting point.

So without further ado, here are the Halo Infinite best controller settings.

Halo Infinite best controller settings: a Spartan taking aim at an enemy

Halo Infinite best controller settings

While there are no secret settings that will make you a Halo god out of the box, sometimes it’s good to have a point of reference from some of the top players and content creators out there right now.

aPG Halo Infinite controller settings

OpTic Gaming’s Bradley ‘aPG’ Laws has been using the following Halo Infinite controller settings as of November 17, 2021.

Sensitivity & Acceleration

  • Look Acceleration: 3.
  • Look Sensitivity (Horizontal): 4.5
  • Look Sensitivity (Vertical): 5.0

Zoom Sensitivity

  • Zoom Level: 1.4x
  • 1.4x Sensitivity: 1.0

Move Thumbstick

  • Center Deadzone: 3.5
  • Max Input Threshold: 10.0
  • Axial Deadzone: 3.0

Look Thumbstick

  • Center Deadzone: 4.0
  • Max Input Threshold: 10.0
  • Axial Deadzone: 3.0

GrizzyyG Halo Infinite controller settings

Optimal Ambition’s ‘GrizzyyG’ has been using the following Halo Infinite controller settings so far.

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Sensitivity & Acceleration

  • Look Acceleration: 2
  • Look Sensitivity (Horizontal): 4.5
  • Look Sensitivity (Vertical): 4.5

Zoom Sensitivity

  • Zoom Level: 1.4x
  • 1.4x Sensitivity: 1.0

Move Thumbstick

  • Center Deadzone: 4.5
  • Max Input Threshold: 10.0
  • Axial Deadzone: 4.5

Look Thumbstick

  • Center Deadzone: 5.0
  • Max Input Threshold: 14.5
  • Axial Deadzone: 5.0

Halo Infinite best controller settings: A Spartan firing at an enemy player

How to get the Halo Infinite best controller settings

Naturally, getting perfect settings in Halo Infinite requires thorough trial and error, slowly tweaking away at the settings until you find your ideal layout. If you’re coming over from Valorant, then be sure to check out our Valorant to Halo Infinite sens guide to give you a headstart.

If you really want to get into the fine art of the Halo Infinite best controller settings, then you’ll find the secret sauce to hitting heads lies in how you calibrate your Move Thumbstick and Look Thumbstick numbers. The long and short of it is you want to have your deadzones set to the lowest possible value where you don’t get stick drift. This maximises the responsiveness of your controller.

There are currently two known methods to doing this, so try both and see which yields the best results for you.

Method 1

Firstly, there’s the method used by GrizzyG in his settings video. Begin by setting both the Center Deadzone and Axial Deadzone on the Move Thumbstick to 0.0, and exit out of the menu. Your character should now begin listing in one direction based on your controller.

Now, head back into the settings and slowly begin increasing both values by one at a time until your Move Thumbstick stops drifting. If you can knock it down half a notch on each without it listing, then you’re good to go. Rinse and repeat with the Look Thumbstick. Et voila, you have the Halo Infinite best controller settings for you.

Method 2

Method two was originally put forward by Redditor ‘BleedingUranium’. This time around, alongside setting your deadzones to 0.0, you should also bring your Look Acceleration all the way down to 1.0 as well.

After doing so, bring only the Center Deadzone up gradually until you no longer experience stick drift. According to BleedingUranium, having both deadzones active will layer them over each other, creating a much bigger deadzone than is necessary overall. Look Acceleration appears to be personal preference, so definitely kick it up a couple notches if it’s not speedy enough for you.

And there you have it – the best Halo Infinite controller settings, as well as the best way to set up your Halo Infinite controller settings. Seeking out perfection does require making some sacrifices, though spending a few minutes really homing in on the ideal settings for you seems like a small trade-off for a huge increase in aiming ability.

Now you have the perfect settings, why not put them to the test in Halo Infinite Season 1, while trying to get yourself some sweet-looking Yoroi samurai armour. Naturally, as players get to grips with Halo Infinite, the Halo Infinite best controller settings will change – so check back often if you find yourself in further need of inspiration.

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