Can You Use a Controller on Valorant?
Valorant is the new tactical first-person shooter from Riot Games and has become a significant hit in the gaming community following the launch of its closed beta. The PC title has seen a surge of popularity that has led players on consoles to wonder whether or not it will be coming to the likes of the Xbox One or PS4 or if it will have controller support.
Fortunately, we have everything you need to know when it comes to whether or not players can use a controller on Valorant covered for you.
Now, Riot Games developed Valorant first and foremost as a PC title, which means that right now, there is no official controller support. Players who would like to plug an Xbox One or PS4 controller into their PC to play Valorant can do so without full support.
The most optimal way to play the tactical shooter from the League of Legends developer is to utilize a mouse and keyboard, as players who use a controller will not be given any kind of aim-assist. As you may know, aim-assist is when a game helps players using a controller to get and stay on target when aiming, considering it is harder to do so with the joysticks of controllers.
However, if the title ever does make its way onto the console platforms of Xbox and PlayStation, there is no doubt that Riot Games would provide optimal support for players to use their controllers to play that would include aim assist. Other popular PC first-person shooters like Overwatch and Call of Duty transition well to controllers on consoles.
It wouldn’t be too far-fetched to see Riot Games Valorant the same treatment if they ever decide to have the game move from being a PC only game.
Riot Games has stated that it is open to looking at bringing the game to other platforms, but only has its eyes on PC for the time being when it comes to their attention. This dedication to PC means controller players do not know when full support for their preferred input device will ever be created for the new tactical shooter.
Do you want to learn more about Valorant besides whether or not you can use a controller when playing? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the high-profile game or three of our most recent pieces of coverage below:
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