How To Play Valorant With A Controller

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How To Play Valorant With A Controller

Start shooting with your gamepad!

Valorant is one of the most downloaded games for the PC platform in the past few years. The game rose to popularity among FPS lovers due to its unique character-based abilities and tactical shooter mechanics. While the game continues to receive quite a push for the PC platform, there has been no news regarding the release of a console version anytime soon. On that note, if you are a console player and want to experience Valorant on PC, you can use controller mapping software that's on the market to overlap the keyboard's buttons.

So, here is a detailed guide about playing Valorant with a controller.

Downloading third-party applications for Valorant controller support

You can download any third-party controller mapping application according to your choice. But in this guide, we are going to use the REWASD software. So we recommend you download and install the software to follow along with us. To download the software, click here.

Mapping Controls using REWASD

After installing the software, you can map the required action buttons with your controller. To do this, follow the steps given below.

  • Open REWASD software, and look for your connected gamepad/controller.
  • If the application does not show your controller, click on the three striped icons on the right side of the screen

A screenshot of the REWASD controller mapping software, with a red box on the menu.

  • Select your controller from the drop-down list and return to the main menu.
  • Now, start mapping the buttons according to your preferences.

Best Controller Settings for Valorant

All the prescribed bindings are made in reference to the XBOX Controllers.

  • Plant Spike: Y
  • Crouch: B
  • Reload: X
  • ADS: Right Analog Stick
  • Primary Ability: D-Pad Up
  • Secondary Ability: D-Pad Right
  • Tertiary Ability: D-Pad Down
  • Ultimate Ability: D-Pad Left
  • Character Movement: Left Analog Stick
  • Shoot: Right Trigger
  • Walk: Left Trigger

The above settings only apply the necessary buttons required to play the game. Other buttons for showing the map, talking with teammates, etc. can be mapped according to your likings.

After mapping, simply launch Valorant and start playing with your controller.

Is it legal to use a controller in Valorant?

Riot Games has not made any specific statements about the usage of a controller in Valorant. So, it entirely depends upon your convenience and preference. However, refrain from using any untrusted controller mapping software.

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Vignesh Raja
Vignesh "Ranyel" Raja started playing video games at the age of 5. He has played multiple titles like FIFA, Paladins & Apex Legends on a semi-professional level. He now covers news from the world of Valorant & Apex Legends for ESTNN. He has written for media groups like Gameexp, Gamingonphone & Gamezo.