Best Shift 2 Unleashed Settings for Logitech G29 / G920

Shift 2 Unleashed is a great arcade racer that still holds up after all these years. It was developed by Slightly Mad Studios, the studio that would go on to make the Project CARS series, so it's not hard to see why it plays so well.

The force feedback for the Logitech G29 and G920 is fairly basic, but it tells you everything you need to know about the car. Unfortunately, there are almost no adjustments that can be made in-game, so there is not a whole lot we can do to tailor the feel for these wheels.

In this guide, I will show you how to adjust the settings in G HUB and in the game itself to get the best experience with a wheel.

G HUB Settings

Shift 2 Unleashed doesn't have a good way to set the steering angle in-game on PC, so you have to do it in G HUB. Console versions let you set the steering angle directly in-game.

You can adjust the steering angle to your liking. I found 360° works well, but can be a little too sensitive, so I raised it to 480°. Anything much higher than that starts feeling not sensitive enough for this style of game.

Create a new profile for Shift 2 Unleashed with the following settings:

Setting Value
Operating Range 480°
Sensitivity 50
Centering Spring Off

Shift 2 Unleashed Settings

Unfortunately, there are some issues with wheel support in this game. Annoyingly, you are not able to navigate the menus with the wheel, so keep a keyboard nearby.

Worse, though, is a strange force feedback bug that can happen when you first start an event. Sometimes there is no force feedback, or the force feedback is inverted, causing the wheel to vibrate and spin erratically. The fix is to simply pause and resume the game. Sometimes you have to do this multiple times.

In Options > Gameplay:

Setting Value
Traction Control No
Stability Control No

I recommend turning off Traction Control and Stability Control for a more dynamic driving experience. The game is pretty forgiving even with these off.

In Options > Gameplay > Controls:

Setting Value
Preset Config G27
Gears Manual

You can use the preset for the G27. You can always rebind buttons in the Adjust Controls section.

In Options > Gameplay > Adjust Controls > Advanced:

Setting Value
Force Feedback Strength 64%
Steering Deadzone 0%
Steering Sensitivity 50%
Throttle Deadzone 0%
Brake Deadzone 0%
Speed Sensitivity 0%
Speed Sensitivity (Drift) 0%
Steering Lock 100%
Steering Lock (Drift) 75%

Force Feedback Strength is the only force feedback setting there is. Any higher than 64% starts clipping, making the wheel feel heavy and lifeless in fast corners.

Steering Sensitivity is the linearity of the wheel. 50% creates perfectly linear steering, which is what you want.

Steering Deadzone, Throttle Deadzone and Brake Deadzone should all be set to 0%.

Speed Sensitivity lowers the sensitivity as your speed increases. This is useful on a gamepad, but is completely unnecessary with a wheel.

Steering Lock is the percentage of the range of the wheel as set in G HUB to use in game. There is no soft lock if you lower this, so you can keep turning the wheel past the point in registers in the game. Leave this at 100% and set the steering angle in G HUB.

On Consoles, the Steering Lock sets the rotation angle directly. I find 480° works well.

Steering Lock (Drift) lets you lower the steering angle for the Drift events. I find lowering the steering angle makes drifting much easier. I am not a drifter, though, so you will have to find what works best for yourself.


I had never played Shift 2 until very recently. It has quickly become one of my favorite racing games. If you have a VR headset, you may be interested to know that Shift 2 Unleashed works very well in VR using VorpX.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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