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F1 23 (F1 2023): Best Controller Settings for PC, PS, and Xbox

For fans of F1 racing and racing games, F1 23 is a familiar name. Developed by Codemasters and published by Electronic Arts, F1 23 came out on June 16th, 2023, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The game allows players to race on different circuits around the world with their favorite F1 cars. The driving experience in F1 23 is already amazing, but do you know that you can make it even better? If you’re using a controller to play the game, you should know that the game allows players to choose their preferred controller settings for the best gaming experience. So, how do you get the most out of your controller? What is the best controller setting in F1 23? Consider reading this article until the end to find out.

Playing F1 23 using a keyboard/mouse is definitely alright, but using a controller makes the gaming experience better by a mile. Yes, it’s probably not as cool as using a steering wheel. However, this is still the best option for people who don’t want to spend a fortune on gaming gear. Irrespective of which controller you’re using, the game will offer you the chance to use the best settings. This is not really that important if you’re playing casually and for fun. But if you want to really excel at the game, then these settings will help you bring out the best F1 driver in you. So what are the best controller settings for this F1 racing game? Let’s find out!

The Best Controller Settings for F1 23


The best controller setting in the game comprises three major pieces – Calibration settings, Control scheme, and Vibration and Force Feedback. So, here is the best setting for each.

Calibration Settings

F1 23 comes with improved traction and Precision Drive technology for a better driving experience. However, you still need your controller to be perfectly calibrated for your car to run smoothly. To check the calibration, open the controller testing menu. To check if the buttons are registering properly in-game, you need to study the steering, throttle, and break dials. You will find these three on the right-hand side of your screen. If you move your steering stick to the left or right, the steering dial will move up or down. The same goes for the throttle and brake.

Now, in order to calibrate your device properly, first start with the Steering. The recommended setting for your steering stick is as follows – set the Steering Rate to 100%, and the Steering Linearity to 30. Then, try shifting your steering stick completely to the right and let it return to the center, and check the driving dial. If it doesn’t return to 0, then you will need to increase your Steering Deadzone by 1 until it settles. Next, for the Steering Saturation, shift your steering stick completely to the left and then completely to the right. The steering dial should move to -100, and then increase to 100. Otherwise, keep increasing the Steering Saturation by 1 until it is fixed.

For the throttle settings, set Throttle Deadzone, and Throttle Saturation to 0. As for the Throttle Linearity, you can actually leave it on 0 as well. However, if you want more power over your throttle, you can set it to 20 and see if it works for you. The same goes for Brake settings. Leave the Break Deadzone, and Break Saturation to 0. You can also leave the Break Linearity to 0 if you want. However, the best setting for Break Linearity should be moved to 30. This way, your controller will be perfectly calibrated for the game.

Control Scheme

In the Generic Settings, change the Overtake ERS Mode to Toggle, and Adaptive Triggers to Medium. Leave the rest of the settings as they are. Then, open the Control Scheme menu to change button mapping. Traditionally, you’d want to leave it as it is for the best experience. However, there are a few tweaks that you can make. The one that we recommend is to change the Break Bias and Differential. Map these buttons to your right analog stick. This way, you can increase or decrease Break Bias by pressing up or down on the stick. Furthermore, your on-throttle Differential can be increased or decreased by pressing the stick to the right or left. You will need these features multiple times during races, so make sure the buttons are handy and you don’t need to open the menu every time you need Break Bias or Differential.

Vibration and Force Feedback

Lastly, for Vibration and Force Feedback, here are the recommended settings: First, enable the Vibration and Force Feedback option to understand how your car is interacting with the track. Set the Vibration and Force Feedback Strength to 80, and the On-Track Effects to 20. Leave the Rumble Strip Effects to 0, and set the Off-Track Effects to 2. The Wheel Damper option should be set at 7 or 10. The Maximum Wheel Rotation (F1 and F2) option should be set to 250, and the Maximum Wheel Rotation (Supercars) should be set to 850/870. Change these settings, and you’ll be good to go.

So, these are the best controller settings for F1 23 on PC, PS, and Xbox. If you want to read more such gaming-related guides and articles, keep following Vabsaga.


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