Best Overwatch 2 controller settings: Controller layout, sensitivity, Aim Assist, Gyro, more

Joseph Pascoulis
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You can boost your chances of securing the win by simply changing your Overwatch 2 controller settings like sensitivity, Aim Assist, layout, Gyro, and more. Here are the best OW2 controller settings to help you climb the ranks in Season 9.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 is in full swing, having brought tons of changes at the time of launch. Blizzard introduced a massive rework for Pharah, buffing her health and adding a new ability to her kit.

While some changes like the passive healing for every Hero aren’t sitting right with a lot of fans, there’s no denying that the Competitive experience will change forever following the rank reset.

That said, to climb up the rank ladder, you’ll want to have the best controller settings in Overwatch 2 Season 9, so here’s every setting you should use.

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Overwatch 2 players can either play as a DPS, a tank, or a support.

Best Overwatch 2 controller settings

Aim Settings

  • Horizontal Sensitivity: 55
  • Vertical Sensitivity: 45

We recommend making your Vertical Sensitivity lower than your Horizontal in Blizzard‘s Overwatch 2, as this will make your aim a lot smoother when it comes to targeting enemies at different heights.


  • Aim Assist Strength: 100
  • Aim Assist Window Size: 80
  • Aim Assist Legacy Mode: Off
  • Aim Assist Ease-In: 10-20
  • Aim Smoothing: 0
  • Aim Ease-In: 20-30
  • Invert Vertical Look: Off
  • Invert Horizontal Look: Off
  • Vibration: On or Off (Preference)
  • Switch Movement and Look Sticks: Off
  • Legacy Sticks: Off
  • Aim Technique: Linear Ramp (Preferred for aiming at lower sensitivities) or Dual Zone

While on controller, you will want to make the most of Aim Assist, especially if you are planning to enable crossplay. That being said, we recommend having your Aim Assist Strength on 100, as well as your Aim Assist Ease-In at around 20-30 so that you can get to your target fast and effectively.

Depending on how confident you are with your aim, you can choose between Linear Ramp and Dual Zone Aim Techniques. Linear Ramp requires more control and precision, while Dual Zone benefits those who are less confident in their aim at high sensitivities.

Gyro Settings (Nintendo Switch/Motion controls)

  • Gyro Aiming: On
  • Gyro Aiming Aim Assist: On
  • Gyro option Presets: Custom


  • Invert Gyro-Aiming Pitch Axis: Off
  • Invert Gyro-Aiming YAW Axis: On
  • Invert Gyro-Aiming Roll Axis: Off
  • Gyro-Aiming Pitch Axis Sensitivity: 8
  • Gyro-Aiming YAW Axis Sensitivity: 0
  • Gyro-Aiming ROLL Axis Sensitivity: 12
  • Disable Gyro While Using Stick: On

Gyro settings are for those playing on the Nintendo Switch with motion controls rather than analog sticks. For those using Gyro settings, we recommend going with a custom preset, using our recommended values, and then adjusting to whatever feels most comfortable.

Best crosshair settings in Overwatch 2

  • Type: Crosshairs


  • Show Accuracy: On
  • Color: White
  • Thickness: 1
  • Crosshair Length: 10
  • Center Gap: 25%
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Outline Opacity: 90%
  • Dot Size: 4
  • Dot Opacity: 100%
  • Scale with Resolution: On

Depending on your preference, you can change the color, thickness, length, and more when it comes to your crosshairs in Overwatch 2. We recommend customizing your crosshair to be smaller than the default, as this will help pinpoint your aim.

And that’s everything you need to know about Overwatch 2 controller settings for Season 9. For more Overwatch 2 content, check out:

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About The Author

Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].