Best controller settings for XDefiant: Sensitivity, aim assist, FOV, more

Joseph Pascoulis
xdefiant character sliding and aiming shotgun

For those looking to dominate XDefiant on a controller, here are the best controller settings for Ubisoft’s FPS.

Ubisoft are making a splash in the FPS genre with their upcoming arena shooter, XDefiant. This new FPS that’s currently in beta is making waves thanks to its exciting, fast-paced gameplay and similarities to classic Call of Duty multiplayer games.

Despite being in open beta, players still want to dominate lobbies and will bechecking their stats for wins and kills. Having the best XDefiant controller settings possible is important if you’re looking to perform well, so here are our recommendations.

Best XDefiant controller settings

Controller Settings

  • Button Layout: Default
  • Stick Layout: Default
  • Aim Assist: Standard
  • Aim Assist Strength Adjustment: 0
  • Aim Assist Follow Adjustment: 0
  • Aim Response Curve Type: Standard
  • Controller Aim Look Sensitivity Factor: 0.90x
  • Controller Aim Scope Look Sensitivity Factor: 0.80x
  • Invert Horizontal Axis: No
  • Invert Vertical Axis: No
  • Horizontal Sensitivity: 60
  • Vertical Sensitivity: 60
  • Acceleration Speed Multiplier: 1.00x
  • Dead Zone – Left Stick: 10
  • Dead Zone – Right Stick: 0
  • Controller Vibration: On

Settings like Button Layout and Controller Vibration are up to preference, as players may find different layouts more natural than others. Sensitivity is also down to preference, although we have recommended you start at 45 for both, so either decrease or increase as you see fit.

XDefiant character aiming rifle
There are many settings to tweak in XDefiant.

We recommend these XDefiant controller settings, especially the Aim Assist settings, as the game doesn’t have the strongest aim assist, so you’ll need all you can get. Reducing your dead zone will also be useful for your aim, so make sure you tweak this setting until there’s no more stick drift, we recommend somewhere around the three mark.

Gameplay Settings

  • Field of View: 120
  • ADS Field of View: Consistent
  • ADS Behavior: Hold
  • ADS Sensitivity Transition (Low Zoom): Instant
  • Melee During ADS: No
  • Aiming Interrupts Reload: Yes
  • Crouch Behavior: Toggle
  • Auto Sprint: No
  • Sprint Interrupt Reload: No
  • Auto-Reload Weapon: Yes
  • Auto-Switch Weapon: Yes
  • Auto-Grab Ledge: No

As for gameplay settings, one of the most important settings is Field of View as this will give you a great advantage in the amount you can see on your screen, including enemies in your peripherals.

We recommend setting your ADS Field of View to consistent and your ADS Sensitivity Transition to Instant for a more snappy feel.


For more, make sure you check out some of our other pieces on XDefiant:

How to get XDefiant Twitch Drop rewards | Best guns in XDefiant | Best XDefiant PC settings | Is XDefiant coming to PlayStation 4 & Xbox One? | XDefiant system requirements | XDefiant Year 1 roadmap

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].