Best Modern Warfare 2 mouse and keyboard settings

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September 28, 2023: Season 6 is underway and we've adjusted the best MW2 mouse and keyboard settings to use in multiplayer.

What are the best Modern Warfare 2 mouse and keyboard settings to master over the course of Season 6? That's a question on the minds of several Modern Warfare 2 fans dropping into the action.

Finding the strongest settings for a mouse and keyboard is hugely important as players can plug them in regardless of their platform. But, with so many options to choose from, it can be confusing when it comes to fine-tuning your preferences. As the mid-season update approaches, there's always a chance you might need to adjust to maintain an upper hand.

Before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 mouse and keyboard settings, take a look at our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 guns and the Modern Warfare 2 maps available to play in multiplayer.

What are the best Modern Warfare 2 mouse and keyboard settings?

Before we take a closer look at the best settings, head into the options and enter the Mouse and Keyboard tab. With your mouse plugged in, make sure the aiming input device is set to "Mouse." Now you can jump into a private match or some online multiplayer to tweak your settings.

Best Modern Warfare 2 mouse settings

  • Mouse Sensitivity: 7 (If it's too fast, lower it to 6)
  • Aim Down Sight Sensitivity: 1.0
  • Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom: Off
  • Vertical Aim Axis: Standard

Mouse Calibration

  • Mouse Acceleration: 0
  • Mouse Filtering: 0
  • Mouse Smoothing: Off
  • Mouse Wheel Delay: 75

It's very tricky to find the best mouse settings that are perfect for everyone so we recommend using the above settings as a baseline. If you want more sensitivity when using a marksman rifle or a sniper, switch on the Custom Sensitivity Per Zoom option for further precision.

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Best Modern Warfare 2 keyboard settings


  • Move forward: W
  • Move backwards: S
  • Move left: A
  • Move right: D
  • Interact: E
  • Jump/Stand/Mantle: Space Bar
  • Prone: Z
  • Change Stance/Slide: N/A
  • Sprint/Tactical Sprint/Focus: Left Shift
  • Movement Advanced Keybinds: Default

Combat Keybinds

  • Fire Weapon: Left Mouse Button
  • Aim Down Sight: Right Mouse Button
  • Reload: R
  • Next Weapon: 2 or Mouse Wheel Down
  • Weapon Mount: ADS + Melee
  • Melee: F
  • Lethal Equipment: F
  • Tactical Equipment: Q
  • Field Upgrade: X
  • Armor Plate Drop Item: G
  • Combat Advanced Keybinds:
    • Weapon Inspect: I
    • Alternate Fire: B
    • Focus: N/A
    • Change Zoom/Toggle Hybrid: N/A
    • Previous Weapon: 1 or Mouse Wheel Up
    • Switch to First Weapon: N/A
    • Switch to Second Weapon: N/A
    • Detonate C4: N/A
    • Night Vision Goggles: N
    • Mission Ability 1: 4
    • Mission Ability 2: 5
    • Killstreak 1: 3
    • Killstreak 2: 4
    • Killstreak 3: 5
    • Killstreak 4 (extra): 6
    • Killstreak Wheel: K

Vehicle keybinds

  • Vehicle Advanced Keybinds: Default

Overlays keybinds

  • Show Scores: TAB
  • Show Map: Caps or M
  • Ping: Middle Mouse button
  • Ping Wheel: Alt
  • Danger Ping: N/A
  • Change to Loadout 1, 2, 3 etc: Default

Menu keybinds

  • Voice Chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Settings Menu: F3
  • Social Menu: F2 or O
  • Menu Advanced Keybinds: Default

There you have it, these are the best Modern Warfare 2 mouse and keyboard settings to use in Season 5! For more on Infinity Ward's latest release, check out our guides showcasing how to unlock the 21 Savage Operator and the latest intel on Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.

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