How to use a controller on BattleBit Remastered

How to use a controller on BattleBit Remastered
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


28th Jun 2023 12:06

Interested in trying out BattleBit Remastered but wondering if you can use a controller? BattleBit Remastered is only available on PC, so naturally, keyboard and mouse are the default input. If you're a controller user at heart, this primer will teach you exactly how to use a controller on BattleBit Remastered.

Can you play BattleBit Remastered with a controller?

Even without offical controller support, you can play BattleBit Remastered with a controller!
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Yes, you can play BattleBit Remastered with a controller. However, as BattleBit Remastered is still in Early Access, the game does not feature official controller support. Instead, wannabe controller users must jump through a few hoops in a temporary workaround from the developers themselves.

How to use a controller on BattleBit Remastered

You must utilise Steam's Community Configurations if you want to wield a controller while you play BattleBit Remastered.
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The workaround to playing BattleBit Remastered with a controller emulates the keyboard and mouse by using Community Configurations on Steam.

First, open your Steam Settings. Next, open the Controller tab in the sidebar. Here, you must enable Steam Input for the controller you want to use, whether that be an Xbox, PlayStation, Switch Pro, or generic controller.

With that taken care of, copy and paste the appropriate Community Configurations into your browser (steam://controllerconfig/671860/2995591127) and apply the layout. Now, boot up BattleBit Remastered and enable the following settings under Controls:

  • Toggle Lean
  • Toggle Dragging Players
  • Toggle Sprint

Just like that, you can use a controller on BattleBit Remastered. For a smoother experience, BattleBit Remastered's resident controller player, See12Run, recommends running these sensitivity settings with a controller:


  • Vertical: 274
  • Horizontal: 272


  • Vertical: 181
  • Horizontal: 177

These sensitivity settings are a fine starting point, but feel free to tweak them as you see fit.

An important thing to note about using a controller on BattleBit Remastered is that there is absolutely no aim assist. Aim assist has become commonplace in shooters that support controllers, so the lack of aim assist in BattleBit Remastered will likely feel weird to players accustomed to using a controller. The developers don't plan on adding aim assist either — even after they release official controller support.

That's everything you need to start using a controller on BattleBit Remastered. While BattleBit Remastered is not yet available on consoles, you can still get the controller experience on PC by following the steps outlined in this guide.

Now that you have your controller ready, check out the BattleBit Remastered gun tier list.

Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.

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