The Best Vanguard Mouse Settings and Keybinds To Use

Season 2 of Call of Duty: Vanguard is now live across all platforms, much to the excitement of the community that's been waiting to getting their hands on a new Zombies experience, and new multiplayer content.

In recent years, more players have moved away from the console editions of the first-person shooter and have opted to utilise their PC to get their fix of Call of Duty action, ditching the controller and using a mouse and keyboard instead. With such a difference in functionality, it can be difficult to find a combination of keybinds and mouse settings that work well. After spending some testing a range of settings, these are the best mouse settings and keybinds to use in Vanguard.

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The Best Vanguard Keybinds

After testing numerous combinations of keybinds to get the upper hand over the opposition, we eventually settled on this set as a solid base that can be modified to your personal preference.


  • Move Forward: W
  • Move Backwards: S
  • Move Left: A
  • Move Right: D
  • Jump/Stand/Mantle: Space Bar
  • Crouch/Slide: CTRL
  • Prone: Z
  • Sprint/Hold Breath: Shift
  • Crouch Behavior: Toggle
  • Slide Behavior: Tap
  • Prone Behavior: Toggle
  • Airborne Mantle: Manual
    • Grounded Mantle: Off
  • Automatic Ground Mantle: Off
  • Automatic Sprint: Off
  • Sprint/Tactical Sprint Behavior: Toggle
    • Sprint Cancels Reload:
  • Door Bash Interaction: Automatic
  • Walk Behavior: Hold
    • Walk Speed: 25% of Normal Speed

Overlays & Shortcuts

  • Scoreboard Behaviour: Hold
  • System Key Behavior: Operating System
Call of Duty Vanguard Best Keybinds
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Weapons & Equipment

  • Fire Weapon: Left Mouse
  • Aim Down Sight: Right Mouse
  • Previous Weapon: 1 / Mouse Wheel Down
  • Next Weapon: 2 / Mouse Wheel Up
  • Lethal: Mouse Button 5
  • Tactical: Mouse Button 4
  • Field Upgrade: X
  • Melee/Finishing Move: V
  • Reload: R
  • Use: E
  • Weapon Mount: Aim + Melee
  • Alternate Fire: B
  • Aim Down Sight Behaviour: Hold
  • Weapon Mount Activation: ADS + Melee
  • Weapon Mount Movement Exit: Off
  • Equipment Behavior: Hold
    • Quick Satchel Charge Detonation: On
  • Change Zoom Shared Input: Steady Aim
  • Weapon Switch Wrap-Around: On
  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: On
  • Interact Behavior: Tap
  • Automatic Fire Behavior: Hold

Mode Specific

  • Killstreak Slot 1: 3
  • Killstreak Slot 2: 4
  • Killstreak Slot 3: 5
  • Killstreak Slot 4 (Extra): 6
  • Killstreak Wheel: K

Ground Vehicles

  • Gas: W
  • Reverse: S
  • Turn Lef: A
  • Turn Right: D
  • Detonate: Left Mouse Button

The Best Vanguard Mouse Settings

Best Vanguard Mouse Settings
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Once the keybinds are suited to your liking, it's time to fine-tune your mouse ready for battle. Using a mouse offers a lot more precision than a controller, meaning that choosing the right sensitivity is essential when it comes to getting the upper hand over an opponent. These are the best settings to start off with:

  • Aiming Input Device: Mouse
  • Mouse Sensitivity: 6.5
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier: 1
  • Invert Vertical Look (On Foot): Off
  • ADS Mouse Sensitivity Mode: Legacy (Alternate)
  • Mouse Wheel Input Delay: 80
  • Mouse Acceleration: 0
  • Mouse Filtering: 0
  • Mouse Smoothing: 0

Mouse acceleration, filtering, and smoothing all impact precision and performance in a match so, in order to play at your best, we recommend keeping those switched off at all times. As for the rest of the settings, feel free to jump into a private match and modify them to suit your style of play.

For more Vanguard settings tips and tricks, check out the best audio settings and the best controller settings to use.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Call of Duty: Vanguard and Guides page.