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

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Overwatch 2 players can change their controller settings to make the most of elements like sensitivity, crosshair, and aim assist. Here are the best Overwatch 2 controller settings for you to increase your win rate and climb the ranks in Season 4.

Overwatch 2 is now in its fourth season after launching back in October 2022, with the latest update bringing the brand-new Lifeweaver Hero.

If you enjoy playing as your favorite Heroes using a controller while climbing the Competitive ranks, then having the best controller settings is as important as ever. Whether you play on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch, here are the best Overwatch 2 controller settings.

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

Best Overwatch 2 controller settings

Aim Settings

  • Horizontal Sensitivity: 65
  • 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: 70
  • Aim Assist Legacy Mode: Off
  • Aim Assist Ease-In: 0-20
  • Aim Smoothing: 95
  • Aim Ease-In: 0-20
  • 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 or Dual Zone

While on controller, you are going to 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 on 100, as well as your Aim Assist Ease-In and Aim Ease-In at around 0-20 so that you can get to your target fast and effectively.

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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: 0
  • Gyro-Aiming YAW Axis Sensitivity: 75
  • Gyro-Aiming ROLL Axis Sensitivity: 30
  • 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.

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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.

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