Best keyboard & mouse settings for XDefiant: Keybinds, sensitivity, more

Emily Stander
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XDefiant has a ton of settings you can change to optimize how you play, including being able to change your keybinds for optimal performance. So, here are the best keyboard and mouse settings for XDefiant. 

XDefiant has 24 different weapons to choose from, and while you’ll likely pick the ones you enjoy playing with the most, your keyboard and mouse settings can determine your success between them. 

Here are the best keyboard and mouse settings for XDefiant, including keybinds and mouse sensitivity. 

Best mouse settings for XDefiant

The best mouse settings for XDefiant optimize how quickly you can react to enemies: 

  • Mouse Sensitivity: 18
  • Mouse ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Low Zoom): 1.00x
  • Mouse ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (High Zoom): 1.00x
  • Mouse Acceleration: Off
  • Invert Vertical Axis: Off
  • Right Click Back: Off
  • Lock Mouse to Game Windows: On

It’s better to keep your ADS Sensitivity Multiplier to one so you can keep your sensitivity the same across the board. While Mouse Sensitivity is largely down to personal preference, if you’re looking for better aim control, consider practicing with a lower Mouse Sensitivity.

Mouse Acceleration is better kept off, because you don’t want your sensitivity dictated by the speed at which you move your mouse. Setting Mouse Sensitivity to something that works for you and keeping this setting off will guarantee more control over your aim in-game.

XDefiant mouse settings
Mouse settings help with your ability to control your aim.

Best keybind settings for XDefiant

Keybind settings help you quickly use your abilities and devices in XDefiant while not taking too much time to get these done. Here are the best keybind settings: 

  • Move forward: W
  • Move backward: S
  • Move left: A
  • Move right: D
  • Spring/Hold Breath: Shift
  • Fire weapon: Left mouse button
  • Aim: Right mouse button
  • Reload: R
  • Jump/Mantle: Space
  • Crouch/Slide: C
  • Interact: F
  • Melee: MMB/V
  • Select Primary Weapon: 1
  • Select Secondary Weapon: 2
  • Cycle Weapons +: Mouse wheel
  • Cycle Weapons -: None
  • Ultra: Q
  • Active Ability: E
  • Deploy Device: G
  • Force Walk: X

These settings can largely depend on the kind of mouse you have, but consider using any buttons you have on your mouse like MB4 and MMB to make abilities that need quick reactions easier to do in-game. 

It’s also important to remember that these settings are suggestions for an optimal setup, and your personal preference may differ from what we have listed here. Be sure to experiment with settings that suit you, and make sure they work with the weapons you favor.