Enhanced controls in BlueStacks 4

How will this help?

Using enhanced smart controls can considerably improve your overall gaming experience in games like PUBG: Mobile, Free Fire, and Call of Duty: Mobile.

To get the best smart controls experience, update to the latest version of BlueStacks

NOTE: In certain scenarios when a game gets updated, the smart controls may not function. In such a case, you can switch to default controls, while we work on a fix.

How can I use these controls?

We've broken down this FAQ into 4 main points. Click on the links below to know more.

If you're unfamiliar with smart controls, you can refer to our blog for Free Fire and Call of Duty: Mobile.

We begin with PUBG: Mobile and the glory Smart Controls can bring to the table.

PUBG: Mobile

Smart Controls for PUBG: Mobile will significantly enhance your gameplay experience in PUBG: Mobile. A few features of these controls are:

  • Predictive key controls for various different scenarios in-game.
  • Smart Controls are suited towards all in-game and BlueStacks resolutions. They also work flawlessly with all BlueStacks device profiles.
  • These controls work all driving modes in-game.

To know all about these controls, you can view Smart Controls for PUBG: Mobile here.

Please make sure that you are on BlueStacks version 4.210 or above.

You can observe these enhanced smart controls in action, in the video below.

You can also view the improvements that have been made in the images below.

Original smart controls.


Enhanced smart controls.


Check out this guide for detailed instructions to improve PUBG: Mobile gameplay and performance in BlueStacks.

Garena: Free Fire

With the dawn of smart controls, players no longer had to manually loot from the ground and could instead acquire that loot in a matter of seconds through innovative key controls.

The improved smart controls, further that innovation. From now on, only the most relevant actions will be shown in-game. Players will be exposed to significantly less clutter

Players will benefit greatly from this, as this allows them to observe their surroundings with a hawk-like view.

To experience these smart controls, download an optimized Garena: Free Fire for BlueStacks version right here.

You can observe these enhanced smart controls in action, in the video below.

You can also view the improvements that have been made in the images below.

Original smart controls.


Enhanced smart controls.


With the updated Smart controls, you will see significantly more on your screen which will aid you in achieving that MVP spot.

For more on Free Fire, check out this guide.

We'll now move on to Call of Duty. All that was and all that has changed.

Call of Duty: Mobile

With the evolution of smart controls, players will notice notably less clutter on their screen throughout various different game modes in Call of Duty: Mobile.

For the ever-increasing player base of Call of Duty: Mobile, we've gone a step further with this update. BlueStacks will magically pick up what game mode you are playing and accordingly apply the relevant key mappings.

The updated smart controls will also be able to predict various scenarios, e.g when entering/exiting a vehicle you will be shown the relevant key controls only then.

To experience these smart controls, download an optimized Call of Duty: Mobile for BlueStacks version right here.

To observe these enhanced smart controls in action, take a look at the video below.

A few comparisons for the different gameplay modes are also shown below.

Battle Royale

Original smart controls.


Enhanced smart controls.



Original smart controls.


Enhanced smart controls.


While rotating through these modes, BlueStacks will automatically apply the relevant key mappings for that specific mode. 

For more must know details about Call of Duty: Mobile on BlueStacks, refer to this guide.

And here's how to set up enhanced smart controls.

How to activate enhanced smart controls?

1. Launch PUBG: Mobile, Free Fire, or Call of Duty: Mobile from your BlueStacks home screen.

For representation purposes, we will be using Call of Duty: Mobile. You can follow the same steps for PUBG: Mobile and Free Fire.


2. Click on the '?' icon to view the game guide, as shown below.


3. Next, click on the drop-down menu under "Scheme". Here, select "Smart".


That's it! Your enhanced smart controls are good to go!

Thank you for choosing BlueStacks. We hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at support@bluestacks.com. Happy Gaming!

Last updated on June 18, 2020

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