This article will acquaint you with the game controller support on BlueStacks
A gamer can play controller-ready games on BlueStacks to improve efficiency, response time and accuracy. Simple and lean experience to provide an edge over mobile and keyboard controls.
All users who wish to use a game controller on BlueStacks.
BlueStacks versions affected
BlueStacks version 18.104.22.1689 and above.
Controller ready game can be played on BlueStacks now.
1) How to connect?
Plug in the USB cable or receiver into the computer. You will get a notification on BlueStacks as soon as you connect a compatible controller in your computer as shown below.
NOTE: Only Xbox compatible controllers are supported on BlueStacks.
2) Which games work with controllers?
BlueStacks will show a controller icon below the icon of every game. You can also view all game-pad ready game from "Game-pad collection" option as shown below.
3) How to check assigned controls for a controller?
BlueStacks creates and provides game-specific gamepad controls for most popular games, which can be checked either by using "Ctrl+Shift+H" keys or by clicking "keyboard control UI" icon from the bottom-right side icon of BlueStacks.
4) How to edit existing controls?
On launching a game, control guidance window will come up automatically. Please click edit from the top right corner to begin editing by assigning keys from the gamepad.
5) How to create new gamepad controls?
Please connect gamepad and launch "Advance game controls" either by clicking keyboard controls UI or by shortcut keys "Ctrl + Shift + H".
Add any touch control on the game screen. Right click on the touch control and then switch to gamepad tab as shown below.
As shown below, movement "Up" has been assigned to "Left stick up" by pressing gamepad left analog stick up. You can directly assign any stick (left/right) to perform the "d-pad" function from the "Gamepad stick" option.
For detailed editing instruction, please visit this link.
We genuinely appreciate your choosing BlueStacks. We hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at support at bluestacks dot com. Thank you very much.
Last updated on February 26, 2019.