You are able to enjoy playing Genshin Impact by using controllers when you are playing it on your PC or PS. But, how about playing on mobile? Is it possible for use to play Genshin Impact on mobile using a controller? If it is possible, then how? Here, you will find the explanation about it.
Using Controller Support for iOS in Genshin Impact 1.3 Update
According to miHoYo team, they will provide controller support for iOS users in the Genshin Impact 1.3 version. This ability is one of the upcoming changes in Genshin Impact which was announced on the Developers Discussion post.
With this ability, you are able to connect some different controllers by using Bluetooth. Are you waiting for this for a long time? Now, you can enjoy it in the Genshin Impact 1.3 version. If your iOS is 14 or higher, you will be able to connect your device to some controllers such as Xbox Wireless Controller (Bluetooth Version), Xbox Elite Series 2, PlayStation DualShock 4 and iOS specialized Bluetooth controllers.
How to connect your controller to your iOS device? You have to connect your controller first either via Bluetooth or USB. After that, you have to access the Settings Menu and then go to the Controls. There, you have to click on the drop down menu on Control Type and then you have to choose Controller.
Using Controller for Android in Genshin Impact
miHoYo announced that they will give the ability to use controllers on iOS so that players will be able to play Genshin Impact using controllers on their iOS. Now, how about the users of Android? Is there any controller support for them? Officially, Genshin Impact does not have official controller support for Android users. However, you are able to use the third party app to support controllers in your Android.
The app that you are able to use is Octopus – Gamepad, Mouse, Keyboard Keymapper. With it, you are permitted to play Genshin Impact on android using a controller. This app can be downloaded on Google Play Store. If you have not had this app in your android, then you are able to get it now for free.
With the Octopus app, you are able to set up the buttons on the screen to buttons of controllers. Then, it will allow you to be able to use the controller when you play Genshin Impact on your android.
How to use Octopus App? You can use it by configuring it first. How to do that? You are able to follow the steps below.
- The first step is you must download the Octopus App from Google Play Store.
- If you have installed the app in your Android, now you must launch the app and then connect the controller through it.
- After you have successfully connected to the controller, you have to launch Genshin Impact through the Octopus app. When the game is launched, you will see that there are two eyes which come up from the top of the screen.
- In this step, you have to click on that logo and on the plus (+) button. So, it will open a screen which depicts the buttons of the controller.
- Next thing that you have to do is to put your left and right analog pad.
- And now, you have to map keys. For doing it, click on the plus (+) sign and then on the key option. You must type the name of the button and then put on whatever functions that you want each key to the place whether it is for running, attacking, or using special skills.
- In this step, you have to try to map the keys.
However, it is important for you to know that even though you use this app to allow you to use controllers on your android, there are still some features that cannot be mapped on the controller keys. Those features are switching characters or upgrading weapons. These things can be done by using the touch screen of your android. Do you want to omit the keys from the mobile screen? If yes, you are able to do that by changing the opacity settings from the similar interface that you used for mapping the game keys.
Using Controllers on Genshin Impact PC
If it comes to PC, it is very easy for you to use controllers. How to use a controller in Genshin Impact PC? You have to set it up first. You are able to set up controllers through USB cable. You have to plug your controller into the USB port of your PC so that it can be recognized. Do you know how to do that? If not, you are able to follow the steps below.
- The first step that you need to do is to plug the USB cable of your controller into your PC or USB port of your laptop.
- After that, you must open the Genshin Impact game. And then, you have to access the Settings page. How to access it? You can do it by pressing the Esc key.
- In this step, you have to go to Controls. After that, you must click on the drop down menu on Control Type. Finally, you have to choose Controller.
If you want to set up controllers in Genshin Impact via Bluetooth, you can do that. If you are using Windows 10, access the Start menu and then go to Bluetooth and Other Devices Settings. After that, you must turn on your Bluetooth connection. In this step, you have to click on Add Bluetooth or Other Device. And now, you need to choose Bluetooth and then click on Wireless Controller.
You have to make sure that you turn on your wireless controller and make sure that it is able to be found. Now, the Genshin Impact game on your PC must be opened. There, you have to go to Controls and then click on the drop down menu on Control Type. After that, you have to choose Controller.