Configuring Your Controller

This guide serves to help you understand what controller settings are available to you in Halo: 5 Guardians, what those settings mean, and recommendations surrounding them.

The following settings are common among all the Halo games and cover the most frequently adjusted settings:

  • Sensitivity 
  • Look Inversion
  • Vibration

With the Cartographer’s Gift update came the following Advanced Controller settings:

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  • Look Acceleration – Look Acceleration adjusts the time it takes to hit max look speed when you peg (apply 100% input in any direction) the look stick. The higher the setting, the quicker you will reach top speed, and the lower the setting, the longer it takes to reach top speed.

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  • Inner Deadzone – The Inner Dead Zone refers to a small region around the analog stick’s center position where we disregard input. Inner Dead Zone is used to prevent drift (camera movement when you aren’t applying any input to the look stick).
    • Recommended tuning process: Try turning the Inner Dead Zone down to 0% and test if you run into cases where after releasing the look stick, the camera continues drifting. If you do get drift, increase the inner dead zone setting a bit and try again. Ideally, you want as small of a deadzone as possible so that you’re maximizing as much of the analog stick as possible.

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  • Outer Deadzone – The Outer Dead Zone allows you to adjust the point at which the analog stick registers as hitting 100% input. Outer Dead Zone is used to prevent slow turn (when you are applying 100% input on the look stick but not reaching top look speed). The larger the Outer Dead Zone, the sooner you will hit 100%.
    • Recommended tuning process: Try turning the Outer Dead Zone down to 0% and test if you run into cases where you can’t hit the “pegged state” and encounter slow turn. If you do get slow turn, increase it a bit more and try again. Note that the majority of cases we found where people were encountering slowturn were somewhat hard to discover as the problem tended to be inconsistent and were often happening only when clenching, torqueing, or rotating the analog stick around the edges a tad. So you might need to experiment with this one a tad more before settling on the proper setting

 


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