Valorant is a new game. It was officially released on June 2nd, 2020. So, no wonder why players still wonder a lot of things about this game including whether it can be played by using a controller or not. If this game is able to be played by using a controller, then what controller that can support it for PC and PS4?
The first thing that you have to know is that Riot Games developed this game first and foremost at a PC title. What does it mean? It means that for now there is no official controller support for this game. However, it does not mean that you really cannot play this game using a controller. If you insist on playing Valorant using a controller by plugging an Xbox One or PS4 controller to your PC, you are still able to do it but without full support. So, the most optimal way to be able to play the tactical shooter from the developer of League of Legends is to use a mouse and keyboard. It is because controller users will not be given any kind of aim-assist. As you know that aim-assist is when a game assists players to use a controller to be able to get and stay on target when aiming. And it will be hard to do if you use the joystick of controllers.
If you want your controller to work for Valorant, you are able to use the reWASD application. It is one of the best ways that you can use to remap your controller so that it can fit the Valorant settings. By using it, console gamers will be able to play the game just the way they want to, even though without the aim-assist.
If you want to know how to play Valorant using a controller, you are able to watch the videos below. In the videos, you can watch how to use and set up a controller so that you can play Valorant with it.
- A video of Violent Privilege Gaming entitled Valorant | How to Use Controller (Tutorial) reWASD which was uploaded on April 11th, 2020.
- A video of CrayZManiac entitled How to Play Valorant With A Controller! Play Valorant With A Controller 2020 which was uploaded on May 1st, 2020.
- A video of CollectorKev entitled How To Play Valorant On Controller which was uploaded on May 1st, 2020.
- A video of Elusive Rabbit entitled How to Assign PS4 Controller to Valorant PC DS4 Windows Tutorial Guide Instructions Step bv Attach which was uploaded on May 13th, 2020.
As you can see in the some videos above that they use reWASD. With it, you are able to create a completely new setting for Valorant game and also rearrange the keyboard controls and bind them to controller buttons. Also, you are able to change gamepad behaviour completely. You are able to change sticks or trigger deadzone if they are too rickety. You are able to change mouse sensitivity and stick response and many more.
So, if you want to play Valorant by using a controller, you can use the reWASD application. However, it is still recommended for you to play this game using your mouse and keyboard.