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The Best Controllers for MW3 & Warzone (2024)

The best controllers shave milliseconds off firing time and shot accuracy, and make driving and bullet dodging precise and accurate. For this roundup, we’ve select five of the best Call of Duty and Warzone controllers across platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox. We even have a cheap pick for COD players on a budget!

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5 Best Controllers for MW3 & Warzone

With any one of the products from this ranking, you’ll have the competitive advantage, no matter which platform you prefer. And as you’ll see, the top controllers for Call of Duty and Warzone won’t necessarily cost you a ton of money, or limit you to just one game platform.

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1. Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro

Best Controllers for Warzone 2 | Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro

Best PS4 Controller for Warzone

  • Interchangeable stick heads
  • Both wired and wireless (with adapter) connectivity
  • Audio chat feature supported
  • PC to PS4 toggle switch
  • Price: 💰💰💰💰💰

Based on our research, the best PS4 controller to buy for Call of Duty and Warzone action is the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro. This peripheral comes complete with everything you need. One Warzone player commented on the build quality, and said everything functions as advertised, from the audio chat feature to the interchangeable stick heads. There’s also a convenient and easy-to-use toggle switch to go back and forth between PC and PS4 gameplay.

You will have to pick up an adapter for wireless connectivity, we learned, but otherwise, Revolution Unlimited Pro offers stable connection and a lot of flexibility in its configuration, putting the controls right where you want them. Sensitivity settings are what to look for in a Warzone controller, and the Nacon offers all that on more. Better still, the L2/R2 triggers on this Nacon product are nice and beefy, reports tell us.

  • On-the-fly programmable PS4 profile
  • Solved finger pain issue in one user
  • Good pick for small hands
  • Larger thumbsticks than standard PS4 controller
  • Won’t remotely power-up your PS4
  • “Clicky” thumbsticks

2. Sony PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller

Sony PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller

Best PS5 Controller for Warzone

  • Built-in adaptive triggers, L2 and R2 buttons
  • Share and create button features
  • Dedicated mute button
  • Ergonomic design, great for FPS games
  • Price: 💰💰💰

If PS5 is your preferred gaming platform, the Sony PS5 DualSense wireless controller is our pick for the best controller choice for Warzone. It offers great form and grip, one Warzone 2 player said. We liked the built-in, adaptive triggers. Meanwhile, the resistance on the L2 and R2 buttons received strong feedback from COD fans, too. There’s also a share and create button feature, with a built-in mic and headset jack, to humble-brag with friends over all your accomplishments — don’t miss the dedicated mute button. 

Battery life lasted through an epic 4-hour game session. The battery also charges quickly, and overall, it’s pretty plug ‘n’ play — just open the box and attach to your PS5 and you’re off and running. We learned the controller also works well on a PC. There was some stick drift reported, though, and the joysticks were also too stiff for some players, according to reports.

  • Integrated speaker and microphone
  • Fast charging via USB-C
  • Also works well on PC
  • Some stick drift reported
  • Stiff joysticks, some say
  • USB cords sold separately

3. Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

Best Controllers for Warzone 2 | Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

Best Xbox Controller for Warzone

  • Interchangeable components, custom button mapping
  • 3 swappable profiles
  • Tension adjustable thumbsticks
  • Improved Warzone gaming tremendously
  • Price: 💰💰💰💰

For those who prefer Call of Duty on Xbox, we recommend the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. What stood out about Series 2 were three swappable profiles and many interchangeable components. For still further customization, Series 2 has custom button mapping and tension-adjustable thumbsticks. The package includes a USB-C cable, compatible with all sorts of Xbox gaming platforms, as well as PC. One report from a player who plays COD exclusively said the Series 2 greatly enhanced their gaming experience. 

Otherwise, the rubberized grips, metallic paddles, and high-quality plastic perforated triggers were mentioned. The charging case was another popular feature for Warzone players, and the overall grip and feel of the peripheral received strong feedback. Meanwhile, the ability to quick-set your trigger distance was particularly popular. The sticks and trigger action are both smooth, and the back-paddle and button layout makes everything easy to reach. 

  • High-quality perforated triggers
  • Rubberized grips, metallic paddles
  • Vibration and back-paddle programming via software
  • Some liked Elite 1 better
  • Left bumper durability issues
  • Connectivity issues reported

4. Razer Wolverine Ultimate

Razer Wolverine Ultimate

Best PC Controller for Warzone

  • Interchangeable thumbsticks and D-pads
  • Remappable, multi-function bumpers
  • Razer chroma lighting
  • Back buttons easy to reach
  • Price: 💰💰💰

Up next in our ranking, the Razer Wolverine Ultimate is the best PC controller for Warzone 2 we reviewed. Like all the best controllers, Razer Wolverine has interchangeable parts, including thumbsticks and D-pads, with remappable, multi-function bumpers. One COD player called the tactile buttons the best he’d ever used, with extremely easy setup. The braided cord, dome-style construction, and tall joysticks were also well reviewed.

PC users specifically otherwise call the Razer Wolverine reliable, with remarkable stick sensitivity. Overall, it’s buttery smooth, responsive, and won’t drain your batteries. All six buttons will really come in useful while playing Warzone 2, feedback tells us. Fine-tune your “focus” and “agile” buttons for best results. It is wired only, we learned — not preferred by everyone — but setup is easy, and the wire is long and fits securely in the mount. After three years, the Razer Wolverine still worked like new, according to one report.

  • Trigger stops useful in Warzone 2
  • Nice long, braided cable
  • No stick drift
  • Razer customer service could be improved
  • Overly sensitive, some say (can be adjusted)
  • Wired only

5. PowerA Spectra Infinity

Best Controllers for Warzone 2 | PowerA Spectra Infinity

Best Cheap Controller for Warzone 2

  • 3-way trigger locks
  • Rumble Motors
  • Analog thumbsticks with anti-friction rings
  • Programmable back paddles for Warzone 2
  • Price: 💰

The best controller for Call of Duty and Warzone doesn’t need to cost you a ton of money. On that note, the PowerA Spectra Infinity is the best cheap controller to buy, based on our research. For a low price, there are analog thumbsticks, three-way trigger locks, and rumble motors, with programmable back paddles — perfect for COD. One report said those programmable back paddles came in handy to both crouch and jump.

For Warzone 2 players, the trigger locks also stood out, with built-in mute and volume buttons. And for the price, it’s an overall well-built peripheral, feeling solid in your hands, with adjustable pressure sensitivity. One button-masher said they ran through a few of these, but since it’s cheap, it wasn’t much of an issue to pick up a new one. Added lighting features include breathing and solid, among other settings. The USB port design also stood out to some players — drop the controller on accident and the cable stays firmly in place. 

  • An improvement on XBox Series S controller
  • Comfortable rear back buttons 
  • Plug ‘n’ play on PC, in particular
  • Overly responsive, one report said
  • Isolated left trigger durability issue
  • Loose headphone jack reported

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