Last Updated on 24th September 2022
Every modern PC can handle Rocket League with ease on relatably high fps. The main focus of players looking for the best Rocket League settings is not the graphics settings to boost their fps; instead, it’s the camera and controls settings.
That doesn’t mean you should not aim for the maximum possible fps in Rocket League. I am just pointing out that you might have to start experimenting with your camera and control settings to start getting better in the game or make your gameplay more enjoyable.
Below I will go over everything you need to know about Rocket League camera settings, controller settings, and binds. If you’ve played Rocket League for any time, you should have released that the default settings don’t allow you to play at your best potential.
Sticking to the default settings will disadvantage you no matter how good you are. So we will improve all the settings to get you the most benefits.
Also, at the end of this post, you’ll find resources to optimize your PC to achieve higher performance, fps, less input lag, and less latency in Rocket League and any other game you might be playing.
Best Rocket League settings
When it comes to the best Rocket League settings, whatever you may be looking for, you will probably find it in this guide.
I will go in-depth in every important setting and give you some suggestions from my experience or from my research on the best Rocket League Pro player’s settings.
Best Rocket League Gameplay Settings
Let’s start with the Gameplay settings tab, nothing big here. Most settings are best to be left as default, maybe except the Game stats setting and the region setting. It’s better to set the Game stats display level setting to Main stats only, and it will just show you goals, assists, etc., and eliminate useless stuff popping up.
- Text chat: Disabled
- SplitScreen layout: Vertical
- Cross-platform play: Enabled
- Client send rate: High
- Server send rate: High
- Bandwidth limit: High
- Input buffer: Default
- Show competitive divisions: Enabled
- Show extra mode ranks: Enabled
- Game stats display level: Main stats only
- Tournament schedule region: Your region
Best Rocket League Camera Settings
Rocket League has a preset option where you can copy a pros settings. The truth is just because a pro uses one set of settings does not mean those settings are gonna be best for you.
What i am going to do instead is show you the most common settings that pros use, not just one list of settings that may or may not work. So that way, you can experiment yourself and figure out what exactly is the best when it comes to Rocket League camera settings for you.
It’s totally fine to start with your favorites pro preset but stay tuned and be ready to adjust these settings as you go through this guide.
- Camera preset: Custom
- Camera shake: All it does is shake your camera and make things a little harder to see.
- Keep this disabled.
- Field of View: By turning the Field of View value up, you gain a wider perspective of the field and allow yourself to take in more information while keeping your camera at the same distance. In simple terms, the higher the FOV, the more you can see on your screen.
- Most pros use: 110.
- Distance: It controls how far away your camera is from the car. When it comes to distance, though, except for a few outliers, pros really only choose two settings.
- Most pros use: 270 or 280
- Height: This setting controls how far up your camera sits. Camera Height can be a little more flexible than FOV, but most pros have decided the best options fall between 90 and 110.
- Most pros use: 90 – 110.
- Angle: This setting goes hand in hand with camera height because it will control the angle you are viewing the field.
- Most pros use: -5 to -3.
- Stiffness: What camera Stiffness does is control how far the camera moves when your car speeds up. This setting really does come down to personal preference.
- Most pros use: 0.35 – 0.6.
- Swivel speed: Sensitivity of your camera. Basically, how quickly your camera will pan around while moving the right analog stick to check around the field.
- Most pros use: 4 – 6.
- Transition speed: How quickly you move between your ball and car camera.
- SMost pros use: 1.0 – 1.3.
- Invert swivel: Disabled
Best Rocket League Control settings
Below you’ll find suggestions on sensitivity settings and generally control settings widely used and proven to work pretty well for most of the players. I highly encourage you to start testing these settings by yourself and find which gives you the best feeling while playing.
- Steering sensitivity: Controls how sensitive your joystick is when steering your car. A higher sensitivity means that your steering will be faster and more sensitive to your joystick movement, whereas a low sensitivity means your car turns slower and more controlled. Highly recommended to increase it above the default.
- 1.15 – 1.85.
- Aerial Sensitivity: This setting works just like Steering sensitivity except it works in the air. Use the same value as you did for Steering sensitivity so that your car control is the same whether you are grounded or in the air.
- Controller Deadzone: Controls how far you need to move your joystick for the game to register a movement. For example, if you set this setting to 1.0, you’d need to hold your joystick as far as it could go for the game to register any movements. Whereas if you set it to zero, the slightest movement in your joystick will be picked up by the game.
- 0.05 – 0.10
- Dodge deadzone: It works just like the Controller Deadzone setting, but I recommend using a value much higher than before. The reason to use a higher Dodge Deadzone is that being able to double jump and tilt your car back quickly while flying in the air is super important at high levels.
- 0.5 – 0.75.
- Controller vibration:
- Ball camera mode:
- Mouse sensitivity:
- Keyboard input acceleration time:
- Keyboard Aerial safety:
Best Rocket League Interface settings
These settings are mostly a personal preference but below you can find a good starting point.
- Interface scale: 100%
- Display scale: 100%
- Nameplate scale: 150%
- Nameplate mode: Default
- Match notifications: Time Updates Only
- Connection quality indicators: Enabled
- Color Blind Mode: Disabled
- Force Default Team Colors: Enabled
- Notifications During Gameplay: Disabled
- Team-Colored Boost Meter: Disabled
- Metric: Disabled
- Ball Cam Indicator: Disabled
- Ball arrow: Enabled
- Performance Graphs: None
- Convert Platform Friends: Enabled
Best Rocket League Video settings
In this RL ( Rocket League ) settings tab, I will aim to give you the best performance possible and clean visuals. The following settings are also used by the majority of Rocket League Pro players.
- Window Settings
- Resolution: Native resolution
- Display Mode: Fullscreen
- Vertical Sync: Off
- Basic Settings
- Anti-Aliasing: Off
- Render Quality: High Quality. If you have a really low-end pc, you can lower this setting to get a few extra fps.
- Render Detail: Custom
- Frames per second: Uncapped. I prefer uncapped, but you can go ahead and cap your fps at your monitor’s refresh rate if you wish to.
- Advanced Settings ( Mostly everything on performance and off )
- Texture Detail: High Performance
- World Detail: Performance
- Particle Detail: Performance
- Effect Intensity: Low Intensity
- High-Quality Shaders: Off
- Ambient Occlusion: Off
- Depth of Field: Off
- Bloom: Off
- Light Shafts: Off
- Lens Flares: Off
- Dynamic Shadows: Off
- Motion Blur: Off
- Weather Effects: Off
- Transparent goalposts: On
Best Rocket League Controller Binds
Now, let’s talk about controller binds. Binds, in general, are something that can greatly differ from player to player.
However, no matter what your binds are, they need to enable and allow you to pull out high-level mechanics in-game, and this applies even if you are newer to the game and aren’t necessarily at a super high level yet.
The two main things that you are Rocket League binds need to enable you to do is “Jump+Boost+Air roll” as well as “Jump+Boost+Powerslide” all simultaneously.
This is because when you start doing quicker aerials, different flicks, and other high-level mechanics, you will need to be able to press these buttons all at once.
The photo below shows the best Rocket League Controller binds that will enhance your gameplay and make your whole experience more enjoyable.
Best Rocket League Audio settings
A personal preference tab as well, but you can go ahead and copy the settings below for a good starting point, and you can, later on, optimize them.
- Master: 75 – 100
- Gameplay: 75 – 100
- Music – Playlists: You choose
- Music – Gameplay: You choose
- Ambient: Off
- Crowd: Off
- Output type: You choose
- Dynamic range: Default
- Play soundtrack in training: Off
- Play soundtrack in-game: Off
- Player Anthems: Matches only
- Mute on unfocused: Enabled
Enhance your gaming experience
If, after following this guide, you still can’t optimize Rocket League or you feel like your PC is underperforming, you can book a PC Optimization appointment with me, and I will be more than happy to help you out and solve all your problems and dramatically improve your pc performance.
Closing up, the last thing I want to stress is that you need to be consistent with your settings. You could have followed every single tip on this post perfectly, but if each time you loaded up Rocket League, you ended up changing your steering sensitivity or even switching your keybinds you are never going to be able to play at your best of capabilities.
Stick to your settings for a while, even if it’s tough at first.