How to Play Valorant With A Controller

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How to Play Valorant With a Controller

Abhimannu Das
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Highlights
It is possible to play Valorant on a controller but it is not recommended due to the lack of official support.
Using third-party controller mapping apps like reWASD or Joy2Key can help you use a controller on PC.
There is a lack of aim assist on controller and official support may never be added unless the game makes it to consoles.

While Valorant does not offer native controller support, it is possible to play the game with a controller if you really want to. There are some downsides to using a controller to play Valorant on PC as the lack of aim assist can pose a major problem if you are used to it in other games. Controller support is likely to be available for Valorant but it is not available on PC just yet and you will need to rely on third-party apps like reWASD.

How to use a controller in Valorant

  1. To play Valorant using a controller, here’s what you need to do:

  2. Download reWASD or an equivalent app that allows you to bind your keys to a controller.

  3. Connect your controller to your PC and launch the app.

  4. Create a new profile for Valorant and manually set your keybinds.

Make sure that you do not add any multi-key binds or add key combo macros that are not possible on PC as it can lead to a ban. Multi-key macros are bannable in most games and Valorant is no different. If you are concerned about the safety of any app that you use to play on a controller, you should talk to Valorant support before trying anything.

With there being no official controller support in the game, we strongly recommend against using third-party apps. If you still wish to try out controllers, you should do so at your own risk and discretion.

Should you use a controller to play Valorant?

While it is possible to use a controller to play Valorant, the lack of native support makes it very tricky to properly customize your sensitivity and key binds. It can be a time-consuming process and it might not be worth the hassle.

Since you are tricking the game into thinking you are using a mouse and keyboard by using a third-party app, you may get banned by Riot Games. While reWASD has not led to bans so far, it does not mean that the developers will not consider it as a bannable offense in the future.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.