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PUBG – What is the Dead Zone Setting?

by Josh Hawkins

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds recently made the jump to Xbox One and over 3 million people have purchased the game on Microsoft’s console. If you’re just picking up the game on the Xbox One, and you want to make the controls just right, then you’ve probably come across a Dead Zone setting. For many this term might be new, especially if you haven’t spent a lot of time in FPS (first person shooter) games. To help you out we’ll go over everything you need to know about the Dead Zone setting in PUBG, and what it does.

What is the Dead Zone?

In many first-person shooters and even third-person shooters alive, you’ll control how you aim using the right analog stick on your controller (or the mouse on your PC). This will let you look around the world. Now, there’s normally a camera speed which will help control how quickly the camera moves around the screen.

If you’ve paid any attention to the camera controls in other games, then you’ve probably noticed this Deadzone setting before. The basic idea behind this setting is to control how responsive your right analog stick is. You can usually choose between 0 to 100 to decide how responsive your analog stick will be, and this is usually something that you’ll want to mess around with to find which setting works best for you. While the amount of this setting will vary from player to player, each type of Dead Zone (large and small) does have its own advantages.

Advantages of a Small Dead Zone

The main advantage to a small Dead Zone is overall responsiveness. The smaller your Dead Zone is, the more responsive your controls will be. This means you won’t have to move the analog stick as much to get the camera movement to activate. The small Dead Zone will allow you to aim quicker, and acquire targets much easier and faster than a larger Dead Zone will. The disadvantage, though, is that you’ll need to learn to deal with sensitive controls, and this can often lead to a lower percentage of accuracy. As we said above, it all depends on personal preference in the matter.

Advantages of a Large Dead Zone

One of the main advantages to having a larger Dead Zone set is that you’ll be able to mark out any unwanted or unneeded controller movements. Your analog stick won’t be as sensitive, which means you will need to move it further to activate the camera’s movement. This is useful, though, because it means you’ll have an easier time getting your shots where you need them, without having to worry about a small finger twitch sending your perspective careening. Your overall accuracy will improve, but your time to acquire targets will be much longer.

As we said before, there are many advantages and disadvantages to how you set your Dead Zone up, and you should always mess around and find a setting that works really well for you. For more help, head over to our PUBG guide and take a look at the other in-depth articles we have available for this hit battle royale game.

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