Want to use a controller to play Valorant? Well, you may have a good reason for wanting to use a controller for a first-person shooter on PC. It’s possible that your mouse or keyboard is broken, but you don’t want to miss out on your daily dose of Valorant fun. Yes, it is possible to play Valorant with a controller. But you’ll need to install a third-party application for the same. Valorant doesn’t feature official controller support. Read this article to know more about how to use a controller in Valorant.
Valorant is an extremely popular free-to-play FPS offered by Riot Games. The game was released back in 2020, but the player base is constantly increasing. The popularity is mostly because Valorant’s gameplay is attractive and addictive. The abilities (especially the ULT) you get to use when you pick an agent are very eye-catchy and fun. Well, Valorant matches are also very competitive. You’ll often find yourself getting eliminated in seconds due to minor mistakes. Veterans stress the importance of learning to aim perfectly in the game. Practicing aim tracing, counter strafing, and headshots only will take you a long way in Valorant. However, game sense is equally important. Like our beloved Killjoy says “Remember, your weapon is only a tool. You can’t just shoot, you have to think!”.
How to play Valorant with a controller?
Before you try using a controller in the game, let us tell you that a mouse and keyboard combo is much superior. Being an FPS game made for PC, Valorant doesn’t feature Aim Assist or anything that could help you aim efficiently with a controller. So, you’ll be up against MKB beasts with your under-powered, ‘difficult to aim with’ controller. Not favorable at all, if you ask us! However, if it’s absolutely necessary for you to play the game with a controller, keep reading to know how.
To play Valorant with a controller, you’ll need a third-party key and controller mapping software. Users suggest using reWASD, the only known software that will not trigger Riot Vanguard negatively. Beware of using random third-party programs – Vanguard is merciless when it comes to unofficial third-party tools. With reWASD, you will be able to map your controller to the keyboard and mouse. Install the program and map all the keys accordingly. Note that you’ll need to accommodate movement, shooting, and all four abilities of a Valorant agent on your controller.
As mentioned before, a lot of Valorant is about aiming and shooting, and using a controller isn’t going to make things easy for you. If you usually play with a mouse and keyboard, you may find aiming with a controller ridiculous and impossible. We recommend using weapons with minimal aim requirements. Don’t use a Vandal!