Can you play Diablo 4 on PC with a controller? PC controller support explained

Can you play Diablo 4 on PC with a controller? PC controller support explained
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


24th Jul 2023 12:50

Diablo 4 PC controller support means that PC players don't necessarily have to play with a mouse and keyboard. Diablo is a classic mouse and keyboard series, but since Diablo 3, there has been controller support in the game.

Controller support is a broad term however, so exactly how it works is important to know. Here is everything you need to know about Diablo 4 PC controller support.

Does Diablo 4 have controller support on PC? 

Key art of the necromancer
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The quick and simple answer is, yes, controller support is included in the PC version of Diablo 4. PC players who prefer a gamepad can rest assured they won't need to risk carpal tunnel with a mouse and keyboard.

Controller support was confirmed during a quarterly update given by Blizzard in February 2020. In this update, plans were laid out for PC controller support, how the UI design for both inputs has been designed, and even features to make couch co-op a better experience.

This is the first Diablo game developed simultaneously for both PC and consoles, so controller integration is a much bigger part of the process than before.

Controller support for Diablo 4 on PC explained

Early gameplay in a dungeon of Diablo 4
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As you might expect, using a controller changes much about how you interact with the game and its systems. Thankfully, Diablo 4 will give players using a controller different options to customise their experience.

Players utilising a controller will be able to change up their button mapping and the UI to suit different scenarios, as Diablo 4 has two different UI modes: Classic mode with the action bar at the bottom centre of the screen, and a more console and TV-focused version in the bottom-left corner.

The PC version will feature both of these modes, and additional features that allow players to tailor their experience to fit their preferences.

That's all there is to know about controller support in Diablo 4, so be sure to check out our Diablo homepage for additional news and guides relating to all things Sanctuary, such as whether to install the high-resolution assets pack.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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