Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta

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Mouse sensitivity for competitive and hi skill players
By Tom3dJay
Getting your sensitivity right
Getting it right.
At first, adjusting your sensitivity might seem pretty straight forward, but opposite is actually true.

Most high skill players will adjust their sensitivity to special number, let's say sensitivity 2.0.
Problem in most COD PC games is that changing your FOV will affect your final sensitivity.
In this short guide, I'll show you how to keep your sensitivity consistent across all COD or even CS games.
Calculating correct sensitivity in relation with FOV.
Let's assume that you're playing Black ops 2, Tf2 or CS:GO with the sensitivity of 2.0.
If you're a PC player you probably want to set your FOV to 90°, default FOV is 65° these 3 number are important.

Here's step by step guide

  • Go to
  • Choose your game, we will use Call of Duty 4: Modern warfare
  • Put in sensitivity 2.0 and FOV 65 and 800 DPI (we're not converting DPI so it doesn't matter)

  • Chose your second game, also Call of Duty 4: Modern warfare
  • Put in 800 DPI again, but this time change to your desired FOV, in my case FOV 90°
  • See CALCULATIONS window, there will be calculation for your new sensitivity.
Your new sensitivity
You can see that your new sensitivity for higher FOV of must be lower If you want to keep it consistent from Black Ops 2 or CS:GO, etc
In our case we were going from sensitivity 2.0 to 1.272944 for FOV 90°

Hope you learned something new, happy fragging.
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AquaeAtrae Nov 17, 2015 @ 8:40pm 
FYI: Many have also commented on the new sensitivity scaling that Treyarch implemented with scopes...
Yoke Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:14pm 
using a controller is basically using a game provided aimbot...
f(u)*ck Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:13pm 
your old sens * 0.7
Omaha Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:28pm 
The word Competetive and Call of Duty can no longer be said together in one sentence since promod on CoD4 went dead.. Still, it's a nice casual game :p
Tom3dJay  [author] Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:00pm 
@Bravehood I'm using controller too, it affects cotrollers as well. Higher FOV will make your aim faster, so you'll have to dial down look speed.

However, sensitivity in controllers isn't that much important, it takes little time to ajdust from sens 3 to sens 5, etc.
Bravehood Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:41pm 
Thank god that im using a controller, none of this sensitivity bullshit EleGiggle :petrifiedeye:
Laurenz | Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:48pm 
@DarkBlazt Well I wrecked them all in Adwanced Warfare and I get rekt in this, I think its a matter of sensivity or just bad luck with the players.
Kirek96 Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:41pm 
But this game is so fucking easy xD
AquaeAtrae Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:09am 
Nicely written. Thanks! I'll link to this in the TM8 discussions .