The best controller settings for Overwatch 2
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While Overwatch 2 is played professionally by players on keyboard and mouse, the controller community is still as strong as ever. Considered the more traditional way to play video games, controllers are out in full force at Overwatch 2’s launch, which occurred yesterday.

Of course, players are lucky if they can even get into one match due to the higher-than-normal queue times and the recent DDoS attack that Blizzard suffered yesterday. If players have some downtime between matches or are starting up the game for the first time, they should ideally look at the settings. More specifically, if players are using a controller, they should look at those particular settings within Overwatch 2.

The controller settings aren’t as customizable as the PC keybinds, but players can still change up a number of different things on their controller. This includes aim assist strength, sensitivity, and other settings for those who might be on Nintendo Switch. Below, we’ll list all of the pertinent controller settings that players might need in Overwatch 2. Remember, though, that these are baseline settings, so players should adjust them based on their personal preferences.

Overwatch 2 controller settings

We’ll separate all of the different settings by the category they’re in within Overwatch 2.

Aim Settings

  • Horizontal Sensitivity: 75
  • Vertical Sensitivity: 55

Advanced Aim Settings

  • Aim Assist Strength: 95
  • Aim Assist Window Size: 70-80
  • Aim Assist Legacy Mode: Off
  • Aim Assist Ease-In: 0-20
  • Aim Smoothing: 95
  • Aim Ease-In: 20-30
  • Invert Vertical Look: Off
  • Invert Horizontal Look: Off
  • Vibration: Off
  • Switch Movement and Look Sticks: Off
  • Legacy Sticks: Off
  • Aim Technique: Linear Ramp

Gyro Settings (Nintendo Switch)

  • Gyro Aiming: On
  • Gyro Aiming Aim Assist: On
  • Gyro option Presets: Custom

Advanced Gyro Settings

  • 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


  • Type: Crosshairs

Advanced Reticle Settings

  • Show Accuracy
  • Color
  • Thickness
  • Crosshair Length
  • Center Gap
  • Opacity
  • Outline Opacity
  • Dot Size
  • Dot Opacity
  • Scale with Resolution

Players can mess around with the Reticle settings to see what type of crosshair they want in Overwatch 2. There’s not really a right answer when it comes to this setting, as it entirely depends on the player.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.