Destiny 2 Pro Settings & Hardware from 40+ Content Creators

by | Jan 13, 2021 | Leveling

Unlike games that focus 100% on competitive PVP, Destiny 2 is a looter shooter that does both PVE and PVP.

In fact, while Riot Games puts huge resources into higher-rate tick servers for Valorant, Bungie is about to release a major expansion including a new game-world, campaign, raids, and more.

As Destiny 2 is a different beast, this “Pro settings” list is different too. Instead of covering the settings of only professional PVP players (as is done for CS: GO or Valorant), this list covers the content creators and streamers the Destiny 2 community looks up to.

Make no mistake, this list includes some of the best Destiny 2 PVP & PVE players but prioritizes the players you and I religiously follow either on YouTube or Twitch.

Destiny 2 Pro Settings: M&K Settings

In this list, we cover some of the most important in-game settings and hardware, so you have an idea of what our favorite content creators use on PC with a mouse & keyboard:

NameTeamMouseDPISensitivityeDPIADS SensitivityMonitorMonitor HZGPUResolutionMousepadKeyboardHeadset
GladdGladdRedeemLogitech G502 Lightspeed800324008ASUS PG258Q240RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080Custom "Hampad" 24x48"Custom built 60%ATH-AD900X
EhroarEhroarRedeemFinalmouse Air58400416007BenQ Zowie XL2540240RTX 20801920x1080Arozzi ArenaDucky One 2 MiniAstro A40
LeopardLeopard-Logitech G502 Hero800972008VIOTEK GN32C144GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080CustomAzeron Classic KeypadPanosonic RP-HJE120K
AztecrossAztecrossPrimalLogitech G Pro Wireless800864009Acer Nitro XF272240GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Hyper XRazer HuntsmanAstro A40
PanduhPanduhG1Zowie EC14008320010BenQ ZOWIE XL2540240GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Arozzi MouspadCustom builtMassdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX
ZkMushroomZkMushroom-Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Capetown8008640010ZOWIE XL2430144GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Glorious 3XLDrop ALTAstro A40 TR
JarvJarvLast RitesGlorious Model O800540009ASUS 27 PG279Q144RTX 2080 Ti2560x1440Spigen RegnumDucky One 2 MiniSteelSeries Arctis 5
Ascendant NomadAscendant NomadEncoreLogitech G Pro Wireless4008320011Aorus AD27QD144RTX 2080 Ti2560x1440Custom XXL (900x400mm)Drop CTRLBeyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
PattycakesPattycakes-Pwnage Ultra Custom8005400010Dell S2716DGR144GTX 1080 Ti2560x1440Puretrak Talent XLCorsair K65SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless
ChevyChevyRedeemLogitech G502 Lightspeed600530005ASUS VG248QE144RTX 20801920x1080Arozzi Full Desk MousepadHyperX Alloy FPS ProAstro A40 TR
MP EditsMP Edits-Razor Mamba Elite16003480010HP 27er T3M88A60RTX 2080 Ti1920X1080Alpherior Keys BLUE DRAGONLogitech G910Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II
evanf1997Evanf1997-Logitech G502 Hero80010800010LG 27GL83A-B144GTX 1070 Ti2560x1440xxl ClothCustom built 60%Open Back senhesier SE Amazon exclusive
DiffizzleDiffizzle-Glorious Model O-800540008ViewSonic XG2530240GTX 10801920x1080AUSU ROG XXLAnne Pro 2
EkueganEkueganTier 1Logitech G502 Hero8008640010ASUS VG248QE144RTX 2080 Ti1920x1020Glorious 3XLLogitech G ProLogitech Pro
myfimyfi-Finalmouse Air58 Ninja800432007ASUS VG258Q144RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080ROG ScabbardDucky One 2 MiniAstro A50
EbontisEbontis-Logitech G502 Hero2500153750010ASUS PB27860GTX 1080 Ti2560x1440Razer Destiny 2 Mouse MatSteel Series Apex 3Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II
BRAVExHERO-Glorious Model D40010400010BenQ Zowie XL2740240RTX 20701920x1080Glorious Mousepad XXLDucky One 2 MiniBasic Earbud
OnyxG1Zowie FK2-B4009360010BenQ ZOWIE XL2546240GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Zowie GSR-SEGlorious GMMKBeyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
KellssKellss-Razer Viper Ultimate800540008ASUS VG248QE144GTX 10801920x1080BenQ Zowie GearLogitech G ProAstro A40
ApathetticApathettic-Razer Viper Ultimate4001040009MSI Oculux NXG252R240RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080Cooler Master MP510Ducky One 2 MiniSenheiser HD598SR
CastleIsLiveCastle-Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Capetown4009360010BenQ ZOWIE XL2411144GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Glorious 3XLRazer BlackWidow V2Astro A40s w/ Mixamp
T00HardcoreT00Hardcore-Logitech G Pro Wireless4008320010BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P144RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080Custom 48"x24"Logitech G ProAstro A50
FeelsRedRed/FeelsRediAMRazer Viper Ultimate400832009Dell Alienware AW2518H240RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080ARTISAN Zero (Black/XL) [FX-ZR-SF-XL] FX SoftDucky One 2 MiniSennheiser HD 600
BboyyBboyyiAMLogitech G Pro Wireless4001248001BenQ ZOWIE XL2540240RTX 20701920x1080Glorious XXXLRazor Blackwidow chroma V2Astros A40s
LunaRzLunaRz-Logitech G70340011440010ViewSonic VX2458-MHD144RTX 20701920x1080Corsair MM300Logitech G ProAstro A50
obkatiekatobkatiekatLast RitesRazer Naga Trinity200-400153000-600010Samsung C24FG73144RTX 2070 Ti1920x1080ADX XXL MousepadRazer Tartarus v2Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
illPhysicsillPhysics-Logitech G Pro Wireless4001040008Alienware AW2518Hf240RTX 2070 Super1920x1080Glorious 3XLDucky Mecha MiniAstro A40
AdministriesAdministries-Logitech G Pro Wireless8004320012ASUS VG248QE144RTX 20601920x1080Thorium_01Ducky One 2 MiniAstro A40 TR
CriticalApeCriticalApeEncoreGlorious Model O4008320010Acer144RTX 2070 Super1920x1080Glorious 3XLLogitech G ProArctis Pro 7
NirvousNirvous-Gpro Wireless800432007AOC Agon AG271FZ2240GTX 1080 Turbo1920x10806x8 FT neopreneDucky One 2 MiniAstro A40's
Separer_SeparerTalent ShowLogitech G Pro Wireless800540008ASUS VG248QG165RTX 2080 Super1920x108016x16 RazerGlorious GMMK-TKLCorsair Void Elite
MagicalRoninMagicalRoninRavenousRazer Viper Ultimate6007420010Acer Predator XB271HU144RTX 2080 Super2560x1440Glorious 3XLLogitech G ProMassdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX
MindlessTDMindlessTDThieves' DenLogitech G Pro Wireless800648008Alienware AW2720HF240RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080Arozzi Arena Gaming DeskDucky One 2 MiniSennheiser HD 660 S
GleauxxGleauxxEncoreGlorious Model D8004320010ASUS ROG Swift165RTX 2080 Ti2560x1440SteelSeries XXL RGBLogitech G ProSteelSeries Arctis 5
DixieesDixiees-Razer Viper Wireless40012480010ASUS ROG XG258Q240RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080Glorious XLDucky MIYA ProAstro A40 TR
xKamiyaKamiiAMFinalmouse Air584001040008ASUS PG278QR165RTX 2080 Super2560x1440ARTISAN Hien Wine Red/XLRazer Huntsman TKLSennheiser Game One

* The settings for this content creator come straight from their Twitch channel (I, unfortunately, couldn’t directly get in touch with him).

Controller settings and hardware

These are the settings some of our favorite content creators use on PC with a controller:

NameTeamControllerDPISensitivityMonitorMonitor HZGPUResolutionKeyboardHeadset
KnitehawkKnitehawk-Xbox Elite Series 2Traction Mod10Asus ROG Strix Curved144RTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Logitech GProAstro A40 TR
leclearleclearTalent ShowAstro C40 TRTraction Mod6Gigabyte Aorus KD25F240Rtx 2080 Super1920x1080Ducky One 2 MiniAstro A40 TR
RezzoeRezzoeTalent ShowAstro C40 TRTraction Mod8Asus TUF VG259QM2402070 Super1920x1080Ducky Mecha MiniAstro A40 TR

About eDPI

eDPI stands for effective Dots Per Inch, and it’s calculated by multiplying the mouse DPI with the in-game sensitivity.

eDPI is used to properly compare the actual sensitivity used by different players. By the way, eDPI is unique to each game and cannot be compared to the eDPI of another game.

PS: If you would like to be added, or think of a content creator that should be definitely added, you can let me know on Twitter.

Takeaways: Trends and personal preferences

Looking at the settings of nearly 40 top players, we can see some trends appear:

  • DPI and Sensitivity don’t mean anything individually: Look at eDPI instead (DPI * Sensitivity)
  • Average eDPI: 4,150
  • Median eDPI: 4,000 (usually 800 DPI and 5 sensitivity)
  • Average ADS sensitivity: 8.9
  • Most play at 1080p resolution: Most prefer high fidelity and frames than gorgeous 4K graphics.
  • Average Monitor refresh rate: 181 Hz
    • A monitor with a fast refresh rate is very important
  • Big mousepads are better (see point below)

At the end of the day, everything comes down to personal preferences. You should use the settings that feel good to you. That said, all the good players agree that playing with a lower sensitivity is better than the opposite.

A few months ago, I decided to move from around 8000+ eDPI to my current 3200 eDPI based on some research and advice. After a few hours of practice, my aim was much better. It becomes much easier to aim and flick, but you’ll need a big mousepad to accommodate the wider movements!

How this list was created

For the sake of clarity, this list is not simply based on my own favorite content creators or streamers. It includes my favorites, yes, but also the most popular ones and many I didn’t even know about before but were highly recommended by others.

Some of the big names are missing, but that’s because I couldn’t reach out to them (neither via DM nor email). If you are reading this and want to be included, reach out to me on Twitter or on the comments below.

This list is not set in stone and I count on you to help me keep it updated and relevant for as long as Destiny 2 is around!

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  1. Tiki

    great work!i love it!!!!! thank you very much!

    • Ric (aka Primatrix)

      Glad you liked it! Hearing about what actually good PVP players used completely changed my outlook. I was using eDPI waaaaay to high but as soon as I changed that, everything started to improve!
      (PS: really appreciate the message, it’s always great to hear people are finding this stuff useful!)

  2. Needfor

    800 DPI, 6 In-Game Sensitivity and 0.7 ADS Modifier

    1200dpi, 3 sens in-game, 10 ads sens, and 6/11 windows sens with no acceleration

    10 sensitivity, 7 ADS, 800 DPI

    • Ric (aka Primatrix)

      Yep, this will be tricky as content creators will definitely experiment with different settings from time to time. I updated Pattycake’s, for example, because he told me directly! For the others, do you have a source with their newest settings to share with me?

  3. Needfor

    if you type this command for most: !sens throws out what sensitivity you are using

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