Destiny 2 Pro Settings & Hardware from 40+ Content Creators

by | Aug 10, 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 mostly focuses on releasing new story missions, activities, 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, this list covers some of the best Destiny 2 PVP and PVE content creators and streamers.

If you’re still relatively new to PVP in Destiny 2, our updated Beginner’s Guide explains how to easily get the best weapons and armor to increase your odds in the Crucible.


Destiny 2 Pro Settings PC: Mouse & Keyboard

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:

NameMouseDPISensitivityeDPIADS SensMonitorMonitor HZGPUResolutionMousepadKeyboard
Gladd
Gladd
Logitech G502 Lightspeed800324008ASUS PG258Q240RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080Custom "Hampad" 24x48"Custom built 60%
Ehroar
Ehroar
Finalmouse Air58400416007BenQ Zowie XL2540240RTX 20801920x1080Arozzi ArenaDucky One 2 Mini
Leopard
Leopard
Logitech G502 Hero800972008VIOTEK GN32C144GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080CustomAzeron Classic Keypad
Aztecross
Aztecross
Logitech G Pro Wireless800864009Acer Nitro XF272240GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Hyper XRazer Huntsman
Panduh
Panduh
Zowie EC14008320010BenQ ZOWIE XL2540240GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Arozzi MouspadCustom built
ZkMushroom
ZkMushroom
Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Capetown8008640010ZOWIE XL2430144GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Glorious 3XLDrop ALT
Jarv
Jarv
Glorious Model O800540009ASUS 27 PG279Q144RTX 2080 Ti2560x1440Spigen RegnumDucky One 2 Mini
Ascendant Nomad
Ascendant Nomad
Logitech G Pro Wireless4008320011Aorus AD27QD144RTX 2080 Ti2560x1440Custom XXL (900x400mm)Drop CTRL
Pattycakes
Pattycakes
Pwnage Ultra Custom8005400010Dell S2716DGR144GTX 1080 Ti2560x1440Puretrak Talent XLCorsair K65
Chevy
Chevy
Logitech G502 Lightspeed600530005ASUS VG248QE144RTX 20801920x1080Arozzi Full Desk MousepadHyperX Alloy FPS Pro
MP Edits
MP Edits
Razor Mamba Elite16003480010HP 27er T3M88A60RTX 2080 Ti1920X1080Alpherior Keys BLUE DRAGONLogitech G910
evanf1997
Evanf1997
Logitech G502 Hero80010800010LG 27GL83A-B144GTX 1070 Ti2560x1440xxl ClothCustom built 60%
Diffizzle
Diffizzle
Glorious Model O-800540008ViewSonic XG2530240GTX 10801920x1080AUSU ROG XXLAnne Pro 2
Ekuegan
Ekuegan
Logitech G502 Hero8008640010ASUS VG248QE144RTX 2080 Ti1920x1020Glorious 3XLLogitech G Pro
myfi
myfi
Finalmouse Air58 Ninja800432007ASUS VG258Q144RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080ROG ScabbardDucky One 2 Mini
Ebontis
Ebontis
Logitech G502 Hero2500153750010ASUS PB27860GTX 1080 Ti2560x1440Razer Destiny 2 Mouse MatSteel Series Apex 3

BRAVExHERO
Glorious Model D40010400010BenQ Zowie XL2740240RTX 20701920x1080Glorious Mousepad XXLDucky One 2 Mini

Onyx
Zowie FK2-B4009360010BenQ ZOWIE XL2546240GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Zowie GSR-SEGlorious GMMK
Kellss
Kellss
Razer Viper Ultimate800540008ASUS VG248QE144GTX 10801920x1080BenQ Zowie GearLogitech G Pro
Apathettic
Apathettic
Razer Viper Ultimate4001040009MSI Oculux NXG252R240RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080Cooler Master MP510Ducky One 2 Mini
CastleIsLive
Castle
Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Capetown4009360010BenQ ZOWIE XL2411144GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Glorious 3XLRazer BlackWidow V2
T00Hardcore
T00Hardcore
Logitech G Pro Wireless4008320010BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P144RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080Custom 48"x24"Logitech G Pro
FeelsRed
Red/FeelsRed
Razer Viper Ultimate400832009Dell Alienware AW2518H240RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080ARTISAN Zero (Black/XL) [FX-ZR-SF-XL] FX SoftDucky One 2 Mini
Bboyy
Bboyy
Logitech G Pro Wireless4001248001BenQ ZOWIE XL2540240RTX 20701920x1080Glorious XXXLRazor Blackwidow chroma V2
LunaRz
LunaRz
Logitech G70340011440010ViewSonic VX2458-MHD144RTX 20701920x1080Corsair MM300Logitech G Pro
obkatiekat
obkatiekat
Razer Naga Trinity200-400153000-600010Samsung C24FG73144RTX 2070 Ti1920x1080ADX XXL MousepadRazer Tartarus v2
illPhysics
illPhysics
Logitech G Pro Wireless4001040008Alienware AW2518Hf240RTX 2070 Super1920x1080Glorious 3XLDucky Mecha Mini
Administries
Administries
Logitech G Pro Wireless8004320012ASUS VG248QE144RTX 20601920x1080Thorium_01Ducky One 2 Mini
CriticalApe
CriticalApe
Glorious Model O4008320010Acer144RTX 2070 Super1920x1080Glorious 3XLLogitech G Pro
Nirvous
Nirvous
Gpro Wireless800432007AOC Agon AG271FZ2240GTX 1080 Turbo1920x10806x8 FT neopreneDucky One 2 Mini
Separer_
Separer
Logitech G Pro Wireless800540008ASUS VG248QG165RTX 2080 Super1920x108016x16 RazerGlorious GMMK-TKL
MagicalRonin
MagicalRonin
Razer Viper Ultimate6007420010Acer Predator XB271HU144RTX 2080 Super2560x1440Glorious 3XLLogitech G Pro
MindlessTD
MindlessTD
Logitech G Pro Wireless800648008Alienware AW2720HF240RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080Arozzi Arena Gaming DeskDucky One 2 Mini
Gleauxx
Gleauxx
Glorious Model D8004320010ASUS ROG Swift165RTX 2080 Ti2560x1440SteelSeries XXL RGBLogitech G Pro
Dixiees
Dixiees
Razer Viper Wireless40012480010ASUS ROG XG258Q240RTX 2080 Ti1920x1080Glorious XLDucky MIYA Pro
xKamiya
Kami
Finalmouse Air584001040008ASUS PG278QR165RTX 2080 Super2560x1440ARTISAN Hien Wine Red/XLRazer Huntsman TKL

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


Destiny 2 Controller settings and hardware

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

NameControllerController ModSensitivityMonitorMonitor HZGPUResolutionHeadset
Knitehawk
Knitehawk
Xbox Elite Series 2Traction Mod10Asus ROG Strix Curved144RTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Astro A40 TR
AbbyHour art
AbbyHour
Xbox Elite Series 2Traction Mod6BenQ XL2411K144RTX 20801920x1080Astro A40 TR
Shadow Destiny 2
Shadow
Astro C40 TRNo Traction4Acer XFA240144GTX 1080 Ti1920x1080Drop + Sennheiser PC38X
Rezzoe
Rezzoe
Astro C40 TRTraction Mod8Asus TUF VG259QM2402070 Super1920x1080Astro A40

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. Therefore, all the figures shared in this post are pure Destiny 2 DPI settings.

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 over 40 top Destiny 2 players, we can see some trends appear:

D2 Pro video settings:

  • Most play at 1080p resolution: They prefer high fidelity and frames to gorgeous 4K graphics.
  • Average Monitor refresh rate: 181 Hz
  • Big mousepads are better

D2 Sensitivity settings:

  • DPI and Sensitivity don’t mean anything individually: Look at eDPI instead (DPI x Sensitivity)
  • Average eDPI: 4,150
  • Median eDPI: 4,000 (usually 800 DPI and 5 sensitivity)

Destiny 2 ADS sensitivity modifier:

  • Average ADS sensitivity: 8.9

Destiny 2’s renewed focus on PVP may be just ahead based on our Destiny 2 Roadmap, but hopefully, these trends will help you find that perfect setup for you.

In the end, 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!

Training

Needless to say, changing your eDPI requires lots of practice to form the proper muscle memory. Don’t hesitate to use that opportunity to tackle the mandatory PVE activities, such as increasing your Power Level to be more competitive in Trials of Osiris, farming XP to unlock your Season Pass, or just grind Legend/Master Lost Sectors to farm Exotic armor.


Best Hardware

Based on what the pros use, this can be considered the best hardware for Destiny 2:

Best Mouse for Destiny 2:

  • Most used: Logitech G Pro Wireless
  • Budget alternative: Logitech G502 Hero

Best monitor for Destiny 2:

  • BenQ Zowie XL2540

In the end, everything boils down to your personal preferences, but if the people who are extremely good and also happen to make a living playing Destiny 2 use certain hardware, it’s because it’s proven quality.


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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5 Comments
  1. Tiki

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

    Reply
    • 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!)

      Reply
  2. Needfor

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

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

    evanf1997:
    10 sensitivity, 7 ADS, 800 DPI

    Reply
    • 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?

      Reply
  3. Needfor

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

    Reply
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