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Halo Infinite Deadzone Settings: Best to Use

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Halo Infinite Deadzone settings are important to optimize for those wanting the best, most accurate response when aiming with a controller.

Halo Infinite multiplayer was a surprise release on Nov. 15 much to the delight of fans around the world. With a change in pace from previous releases, Infinite's multiplayer will be free-to-play while the campaign will be sold separately. Infinite launched with multiple playlists including Quick Play, Big Team Battle, and a Ranked Playlist.

Those grinding ranked with a controller want to know the best settings possible when it comes to tuning controllers. Long gone are the days of just button/stick layouts and sensitivities. Deadzone customization is vital to improving your play.

Former Halo professional player and National Champion, Nick "MaNiaC" Kershner, posted a video on his YouTube channel discussing specific deadzone calibration.

Halo Infinite Deadzone Settings: Best to Use

First off, mess with your Look Sensitivity for both horizontal and vertical based on your personal preference. Some players emphasize having a higher vertical sensitivity, but that's up to your own discretion.

Next up, here's how MaNiaC is customizing his Deadzone settings based on what most Halo professional players are using at the start of the game:

Move Thumbstick

  • Center Deadzone - 0.0
  • Max Input Threshold - 10.0
  • Axial Deadzone - 4.0

Look Thumbstick

  • Center Deadzone - 0.0
  • Max Input Threshold - 10.0
  • Axial Deadzone - 3.0

MaNiaC further emphasizes in his video that your Axial Deadzone settings should be custom tuned on a player-to-player basis. Axial Deadzone should be tuned to a level where it's just above your controller stick starts to drift. Drifting is best explained as when your character in-game starts to move or look without any input. Tune it so it's just above when it happens so you don't experience it in game.

Again, controller settings are meant to be tuned to a player's liking. These settings might not work for every player, and it's important to find what works best for the individual. Especially in high Diamond and Onyx gameplay.

Halo Infinite multiplayer is available now for free on Xbox and PC.