Best controller settings in Forza Motorsport: Deadzone, Steering, Vibration, more

Aakash Regmi
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Forza Motorsport has some pretty responsive base controller settings, but if you want to improve the handling even further, you’ll need to tweak them to some degree. So, here are all the controller settings to tinker with in Forza Motorsport. 

Forza Motorsport has added and overhauled a lot for the eighth edition, from new cars to tracks and even a brand-new progression system the game has almost everything you could ask for. While it is still the ultra-realistic circuit racer we know, all the additional realism means more challenge even when driving on the most familiar racetracks

Some cars help ease the difficulty, and so do the many settings you can tune in the game. If you want to have a smoother driving experience in this game, here’s a list of every controller setting to change in Forza Motorsport. 

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Best controller settings in Forza Motorsport

The base controller setting in Forza Motorsport is about layout, which is entirely based on preference. So we’ll leave you to decide that.

Besides the controller setting, there should be an advanced setting, which is where we can tweak a few things and make controls more responsive. Here is what your Advanced Controller setting should look like in Forza Motorsport:

  • Steering Axis Deadzone Inside: 5
  • Steering Axis Deadzone Outside: 95
  • Acceleration Axis Deadzone Inside: 0
  • Acceleration Axis Deadzone Outside: 98
  • Deceleration Axis Deadzone Inside: 2
  • Deceleration Axis Deadzone Outside: 98
  • Clutch Axis Deadzone Inside: 0
  • Clutch Axis Deadzone Outside: 100
  • Handbrake Axis Deadzone Inside: 0
  • Handbrake Axis Deadzone Outside: 100
  • Vibration Scale: 60 (you can higher or lower it depending on how much you find vibration distracting)
  • Automatic Steering Alignment: 100

Remember, the deadzone values mentioned here are not set in stone. They depend on your stick drift.

The inside value refers to the minimum amount of input required for the game to register an input. In cases of drift issues, you don’t want to set the value lower as your controller is more sensitive to inputs, but you still don’t want it all the way up. It is best to go with the lowest possible value, where you do not experience any drift. 

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