Halo Infinite Controller Sensitivity Guide

Halo Infinite has been out a while now and that means people have had time to dig into its inner workings and find ways to refine play. One of the quickest ways to do this is to fiddle around with the sensitivity settings. Thankfully Halo Infinite has a surprisingly robust set of options that let you tweak and tune to your heart’s content.

Whilst there is no best sensitivity loadout, there are builds out there that can be adopted and then altered here and there to fit your personal preference. One final note, PC users dabbling with a pad won’t be using the same settings as players on Xbox. As of writing, the PC version does not seem to have aim assist – at all. We’ll have a section just for you though, don’t worry.

How To Change Sensitivity In Halo Infinite?

First things first, how do you even get started? It’s fairly simple to find, but understanding might take a little bit longer. Remember, if you mess up, you can always restore your settings to the default and go from there.

  • From practically any screen in the game, press the Options button on your gamepad
  • Select Settings 
  • Scroll down this list, and you should eventually reach Sensitivity & Acceleration

This is the start of a long list of options, covering aiming, zoom, movement, and deadzones. 

Understanding Sensitivity

Sensitivity & Acceleration 

In short, this is what you mess around with when you want to adjust just how sensitive you want your aiming. It is split into Look Acceleration, Look Sensitivity (Horizontal) and Look Sensitivity (Vertical). 

Look Acceleration determines how quickly your camera will zip up to top speed when turning. We’d recommend you crank this up pretty high. This will let you quickly turn the camera around if you get ambushed from behind, whilst not impacting your finer movements at all. Our setting: 5

Look Sensitivity (Horizontal) impacts your side-to-side aiming. The game defaults this to a middle-of-the-road setting. We’d recommend, on Xbox, to dial this quite low to maximise aiming efficacy. If you want twitchier aiming, then crank it higher. Our setting: 1.5

Look Sensitivity (Vertical) is all about the up and down aiming. Again, the default is pretty middling, but we’d recommend a slight change. What’s important is that your Vertical sensitivity is 2x higher than your horizontal. It might sound unusual, but it should give you a smoother aiming experience on the whole. 

Zoom Sensitivity

Zoom Sensitivity is one of the more in-depth settings you can mess around with. It’s split into two sections: Zoom Level and then X Sensitivity. Each weapon in the game is assigned a Zoom Level, so these options let you fine-tune every single weapon in the game. We kept these settings default, however, you could consider reducing sensitivity on the higher zoom levels for precision aiming.

Move Thumbstick

This is all about messing with your movement. Whilst you can’t make yourself move faster per se, it will allow you to reach top speed faster and increase your agility in general. It’s split across Center Deadzone, Max Input Threshold, and Axial Deadzone. 

Centre Deadzone determines how far you need to push the stick before the game registers movement. The lower the value, the more responsive the controls. You have to consider drifting, however. This will be a controller-specific issue, and we’d recommend you set this setting as low as possible whilst not experiencing drift.

Max Input Threshold manages how far you need to move the stick before you hit maximum input. This one is a bit tricky, and honestly, the default setting here is not too bad. Dialling back this option gives you greater control over your finer movements at the cost of potentially slowing you down a hair when trying to get to full speed. For a quicker response, you want to crank it up. 

Axial Deadzone, similar to Centre Deadzone, is about how far you need to manipulate the stick before the game registers an input. Like before, lower values increase responsiveness at the cost of potential drift. You will need to experiment with this setting since each controller will handle it slightly differently. 

Look Thumbstick

The final option you can mess around with. This allows you to alter the deadzones when looking and aiming. In general, the lower this value, the more responsive it will be. Drift will be a factor, again, so make sure to experiment for that sweet spot. 

Centre Deadzone as before, this is about how far you need to push the stick before the game registers a movement. We’d recommend pulling this right back. Our settings had this as 0 as our right stick was completely drift-free.

Max Input Threshold is a bit trickier than before, but the same concepts apply. Lower values give you more control, whilst higher values make the stick more responsive. We dialled our settings to 0, to give us more control over our aiming. If you want something twitchier, then pumping it up a smidge will help.

Axial Deadzone, like every other setting here, we set to 0. You will need to adjust this based on the drift, but at a lower setting, it gives a more responsive control set. 

Controller Sensitivity For Xbox

If you want a cheat sheet for how to set up your controls, then here is our preferred setup. Remember, nothing is set in stone, and we absolutely recommend you mess around and tweak these settings to find the perfect setup for you. 

Sensitivity & Acceleration 

Look Acceleration – 5

Look Sensitivity Horizontal – 1.5

Look Sensitivity Vertical – 3.0

Move Thumbstick (We experienced heavy drifting on our move thumbstick(

Centre Deadzone – 12.0

Max Input Threshold – 10.0

Axial Deadzone – 12.0

Look Thumbstick

Centre Deadzone – 0.0

Max Input Threshold – 0.0

Axial Deadzone – 0.0

Controller Sensitivity Settings For PC 

Because the PC version of Halo Infinite lacks Aim Assist, your settings won’t necessarily be the same as an Xbox user. That being said, the core fundamentals remain the same. These settings come courtesy of the YouTuber, Gamesager, and are considered pretty darn good.

Sensitivity & Acceleration 

Look Acceleration – 4

Look Sensitivity Horizontal – 5.5

Look Sensitivity Vertical – 5.5

Move Thumbstick 

Centre Deadzone – 5.0

Max Input Threshold – 10.0

Axial Deadzone – 5.0

Look Thumbstick

Centre Deadzone – 7.5

Max Input Threshold – 14.5

Axial Deadzone – 7.5

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