Gavin Ackley, more popularly known as “UnRationaL”, has taken part in a number of small tournaments and has even gone on to hold three world records in Call of Duty: Warzone. However, he is primarily known as a content creator on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok, representing the Los Angeles Guerillas esports org.
UnRationaL is a pretty chill streamer who also loves featuring other battle royale and FPS games on his channel like Call of Duty: Vanguard and Apex Legends.
In this article, we’re going to discuss UnRationaL’s Warzone sensitivity & settings.
If you’re new to the game, this will be the perfect opportunity for you to copy settings that top players also use.
|Settings Name||UnRationaL’s Controller Settings|
|BR Button Layout||Tactical|
|Stick Layout Preset||Default|
|Invert Vertical Look||Disabled|
|Horizontal Stick Sensitivity||8|
|Vertical Stick Sensitivity||8|
|ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Low Zoom)||0.83|
|ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (High Zoom)||1.20|
|Aim Response Curve Type||Standard|
|Scale Aim Assist with FOV||Disabled|
|Weapon Mount Activation||ADS + Melee|
|Aim Down Sight Behavior||Hold|
|Weapon Mount Movement Exit||Enabled|
|Armor Plate Behavior||Apply One|
|Tactical Sprint||Automatic Tactical Sprint|
UnRationaL plays both a controller and a mouse + keyboard combo. We’d like to highlight his controller settings though because controllers are a really popular option for a lot of Warzone players.
Should you use a controller? Honestly, that depends entirely on your preference. There are a lot of factors that could sway your decision. For example, are you a console player or a PC player? Are you a sniper main or do you love rushing enemies down with a shotgun or an SMG?
Controllers aren’t as accurate as a mouse or a keyboard but it’s an extremely comfortable hardware that also happens to be great in sprinting and in short distance combat.
When UnRationaL plays with a mouse, these are the settings he uses:
|Settings Name||UnRationaL’s Keyboard & Mouse Settings|
|Settings Name||UnRationaL’s Graphics Settings|
|Screen Refresh Rate||240|
|Render Resolution (1920×1080)||240|
|Sync Every Frame (Vsync)||Disabled|
|Custom Framerate Limit||Custom|
|Nvidia Reflex Low Latency||Enabled + Boost|
|Display Gamma||2.2 (sRGB)|
|Texture Filter Anisotropic||Low|
|Bullet Impact and Strays||Enabled|
|On-demand Texture Streaming||Disabled|
For solely being a streamer, it is quite surprising to see UnRationaL set some of his graphics settings in low. Unlike IceManIsaac who turns his graphics up a notch because he really likes showing off the game at its best, UnRationaL definitely doesn’t mind “worse” graphics for increased performance.
UnRationaL’s rationale is obvious; lowering the graphic settings is a known practice among gamers because it results in better framerates.
Personally, we think that when it comes to a battle royale game like Call of Duty: Warzone, having the best graphics isn’t particularly important.
Playing the game without glitches and lags is definitely more of a priority than seeing your characters and skins in better color and detail when you’re playing at the top level.
|Settings Name||UnRationaL’s General Settings|
|Field of View||120.00|
|ADS Field of View||Affected|
|Horizontal HUD Bounds||100.00|
|Vertical HUD Bounds||100.00|
|Mini Map Shape||Square|
|Mini Map Rotation||Enabled|
Like most full-time content creators, UnRationaL has two PCs; one for streaming and one for actual gaming.
His gaming PC is the more powerful one, sporting an Intel Core i9-9900K, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, 32 GB of RAM, 2 TB of memory, and a Z390 motherboard.
Based on reviews, the i9-9900K isn’t the best of the best but it’s definitely not a bad processor by any means. In comparison to the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X though, it performs 10% worse according to benchmarks.
For UnRationaL’s streaming setup, he uses an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660, a 16 GB RAM, a 1 TB HD, a 120 GB SSD, coupled with a Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone and a Sony RX100 VII.
UnRationaL’s streaming PC makes a lot of sense because apart from Ryzen chips being generally better for streaming, you don’t need a high-end graphics card to actually stream. What you do need though is a really reliable CPU, a ton of memory, and some solid peripherals like a good camera, microphone, and maybe even a mixer if your budget permits.
Now that you know his entire PC build, let’s take a better look at some of the gear he uses.
For his controller, UnRationaL uses a Scuf Infinity4PS PRO. The size and feel is definitely familiar especially among players who are used to playing on a console. It has two remappable paddles, an interchangeable thumbstick, a non-slip performance grip, and fully adjustable triggers.
For monitor, UnRationaL uses the BenQ Zowie XL2540. This particular 24.5-inch monitor offers 240 Hz, 1080p, and 1 ms response time – basically everything you will ever need from a gaming monitor.
It’s also relatively affordable compared to some of the other streamer monitors that I’ve come across.
His headset of choice is the Astro A40. I’m not surprised by his choice for a headset since the A40 are fantastic gaming headphones. They are wireless, have an incredible battery life, sound amazing, and have a microphone, which is useful when it comes to chatting with friends on Warzone.
And lastly, for microphone, he uses the renowned Shure SM7B. To keep the microphone in place, he also makes use of the RODE PSA 1 arm.