Solution for controls not working after recent game update on BlueStacks 5

How will this help?

You may sometimes observe that the smart controls for certain games are not working properly on BlueStacks 5. This generally happens for a short duration of time after a game releases an update. 

Some games such as Free Fire, Call Of Duty: Mobile, PUBG: Mobile, Battlegrounds Mobile India, Mech Arena: Robot Showdown and more are updated frequently. These updates can sometimes cause smart controls that are provided by BlueStacks to stop working. 

You can switch to default controls in the event that an update is rolled out and smart controls are not working as expected. 

On the latest version of BlueStacks 5, you will be notified at the time of launching a game if the controls for it have been updated.

How can I switch to default controls?

You can switch your control scheme to default to resolve this issue in no time. We have taken Free Fire as an example here, but the steps for switching to default controls are the same across all games.

Here's how you can do it:

1. Launch the game from your BlueStacks home screen, as shown below.


2. After the game launches, click on the "Game controls" icon on the side-toolbar, as shown below.


3. From the dropdown menu, click on the arrow under "Scheme" to view the list of available control schemes.


4. From the list, select "Standard". This will set your game controls to default and resolve the controls-related issues.

NOTE: In some games, such as Mech Arena: Robot Showdown, the "Standard" control scheme will be named as "Default". Please select the appropriate control scheme for such games.


Once Smart Controls have been updated as per the latest game update, you may start using them again by following the steps above and selecting "Smart".

Thank you for choosing BlueStacks 5. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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