Rocket League Pro Settings: Preferences, Binds, Camera Settings

What settings do pro players use and should you be copying the pros in order to advance your own Rocket League skills? Find out in this article!
Rocket League Pro Settings: Preferences, Binds, Camera Settings




Many of us have probably wondered about the perfect settings in Rocket League and whether there even is such as thing as perfect settings. Well, what we can say is that while some settings are more suitable to some players than others, and there is an element of personal preference, there are definitely settings that you should absolutely not be using (unless you're doing it as a dare or you just lost a bet).

Do Rocket League Pros Use a Controller or Keyboard and Mouse (KBM)

In Rocket League, the majority of players play on the controller, including the majority of pros, and some of the most popular controllers for Rocket League include Sony Dualshock 4 (notably used by Retals and AYYJAYY), Sony Dualsense (notably used by Arsenal), and Microsoft Xbox Controller.

This is a debate that's been going on for almost as long as the gaming industry has existed, and Rocket League is no different. After all, as a general rule, the controller is the default periphery when it comes to driving games. 

Controller VS KBM

Still, there are benefits to playing on the KBM, and some Rocket League pros do prefer to use their keyboard and mouse. 

You can find more information in our Controller VS Keyboard guide.

Should You Copy Pro Players' Settings

There's no doubt that many Rocket League players looking to improve their skills and move up the ranks have tried looking up the settings and controls that professional Rocket Players use in order to give themselves a competitive advantage. There's is nothing wrong with this strategy, after all the pros must know what they're doing otherwise they wouldn't be able to literally make a living by playing Rocket League

However, as logical as this thinking may be, blindly copying your favorite pro's settings isn't a flawless strategy. There is one simple reason for this - pros already have their mechanics on an extremely high level, so they can afford to tweak their settings to accommodate for that. 

Copycat

For example, many pros have their Field of View (FoV) extremely high, which means your own car will seem further away. This might not be a problem for a professional player as things like dribbling or aerial plays are second nature to them, but for a casual player, their mechanics would benefit from dropping their FoV a few points, even at the cost of the perfect overview of the field. 

What Camera Settings Do Pro Players Use

Not all pro players use the exact same settings, but there are settings that are generally preferred over others. For example, more than 99% of pro players have their Field of View set to somewhere between 107 and 110 (which is the max), and more than 90% have it at 110. In terms of the height settings, there is slightly more variance, but still, the vast majority of pros have their height setting in the 90-110 range. The same is true for the angle setting, which ranges from -3.0 to -5.0.

Camera Settings

With the distance settings, there is a good bit more variance. While most pros put their distance setting at 270 - 280, there is still a decent number of pros who go even lower, putting their distance setting at 260, 250, and even so low as 240.

We have picked Aztral, Chicago, Arsenal and AYYJAYY as examples. In the tables below, you will see what camera settings these pros use to give themselves a competitive advantage. 

Aztral's Camera SettingsCustom
Camera ShakeNo
FOV (Field of View)109
Height100
Angle
- 5.0
Distance
260
Stiffness
0.65
Swivel Speed
7.00
Transition Speed
1.40
Ball Camera
Toggle


Chicago's Camera SettingsCustom
Camera Shake
No
FOV (Field of View)
110
Height
90
Angle
- 4.0
Distance
270
Stiffness
0.40
Swivel Speed
10.00
Transition Speed
1.20
Ball Camera
Toggle


Arsenal's Camera SettingsCustom
Camera Shake
No
FOV (Field of View)
110
Height
110
Angle
- 3.0
Distance
270
Stiffness
0.40
Swivel Speed
5.00
Transition Speed
1.50
Ball Camera
Toggle


AYYJAYY's Camera SettingsCustom
Camera Shake
No
FOV (Field of View)
109
Height
90
Angle
- 4.0
Distance
270
Stiffness
0.45
Swivel Speed
10
Transition Speed
1.20
Ball Camera
Toggle

What Binds Do Pro Players Use

Similarly to camera settings, there are many similarities between the binds that pro players choose to use, but that's not to say they are all the same. Arguably, there is a bit more variance in terms of binds compared to camera settings. This is partly due to the fact that not all pro players use a controller (though most do), but also partly because even when using a controller, there are different preferences among pro players.

Still, there are some patterns that we noticed. For example, the vast majority of controller players use R2 button for Throttle. Most players also use the same button for power slide and air roll, whatever that button may be. There also seems to be a general consensus that about 70-80% of pro players use O for boost, X for jump and △ for ball cam. 

Take a look at the following tables to see which binds are used by the same pros from before, with the addition of 2Fast, because we wanted to add a pro who plays on the keyboard and mouse.


Aztral's BindsCustom
Power Slide
Air Roll

Air Roll Left
L1
Air Roll Right
R1
Boost

O

Jump
X
Ball Cam

Brake
L2
Throttle
R2


Chicago's BindsCustom
Power Slide

L1

Air Roll
L1
Air Roll Left
R1
Air Roll Right
N.A.
Boost
O
Jump
X
Ball Cam

Brake
L2
Throttle
R2


Arsenal's BindsCustom
Power SlideL1
Air Roll
L1
Air Roll Left

Air Roll Right

N.A.

Boost

R1

Jump
X
Ball Cam

Brake
L2
Throttle
R2



AYYJAYY's BindsCustom
Power SlideR1
Air Roll
R1
Air Roll Left
L1
Air Roll Right
N.A.
Boost

O

Jump
X
Ball Cam

Brake
L2
Throttle
R2


2Fast's BindsCustom
Power SlideLeft Shift
Air Roll
Left Shift
Air Roll Left
N.A.
Air Roll Right
N.A.
Boost

Left Mouse Button

Jump
Right Mouse Button
Ball Cam
Space
Brake
S
Throttle
W


What Should You Do With All This?

As you can see, there are certain ranges in terms of camera settings that all pro players choose, but they are not all the exact same numbers. Likewise, there are patterns among the binds, but again, they are not all the same.

We also mentioned that you shouldn't start just copying what pro players are doing because a casual player is not on the same level as the pros, and you should definitely adjust your settings to your strengths, weaknesses, and ultimately preferences. 

With that said, there are certain settings to avoid, for example, a Distance of 200, or a Field of View of 60.

Our advice is to be in the general vicinity of the settings that the pros use, but to still make adjustments based on your own gameplay, mechanics, and style.



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