Apex Legends Mobile is now officially released globally alongside Season 1. Despite being designed for touch screen gaming, many gamers prefer using a controller with their mobile devices to play first-person shooters. However, on the launch day, a number of players are reporting that their controllers are simply not working with Apex Legends Mobile. Here’s what we know about the Apex Legends Mobile controller issue, and if it can be fixed.
Does Apex Legends Mobile have Controller Support?
If Apex Legends Mobile doesn’t register a controller when you try to use it with your tablet or phone, the answer to this problem is rather simple. Developers have confirmed that Apex Legends Mobile will not support controllers at launch. This may come as a disappointment for those who had planned to play the game with a controller. However, there is some good news as well. Developers have also confirmed that they are actively working on implementing controller support. At the moment, devs promise that controller support should come in the “very near future”.
This means that we can probably expect the official controller support to come in the upcoming weeks. Nonetheless, despite the lack of official support, some players report that certain controllers are working normally. According to reports, the Xbox One and DualSense controllers are working perfectly fine. It seems that Xbox and PlayStation controllers are not having compatibility issues with most devices. However, other users on Reddit report that many third-party controllers, such as Razer Kishi, Trust GTX, and MOGA XP5X+, are not working.
Thus, for now, if you own a PlayStation or an Xbox controller, you will be able to use them with Apex Legends Mobile. On the other hand, most other controllers are still not compatible with Apex Mobile. But that should change soon as developers have promised to add more compatibility soon following the launch.