The much-anticipated mobile spin-off to Apex Legends is finally here, letting players enjoy the battle royale action on a handheld. One question remains though: does Apex Legends Mobile have controller support? It would certainly make things a lot easier for those accustomed to using a controller in FPS games, that's for sure.
In this Apex Legends Mobile guide, we'll break down whether external controller support exists within the game. On top of that, we'll walk you through exactly how to link your controller to the game, so you can play mobile battles with the precision of a controller.
Elsewhere in Apex Legends Mobile, we've got a guide on how to download the game for those ready to start out. That's alongside a look at the Apex Legends Mobile ranked modes, as well as a weapons tier list to help get you started.
Does Apex Legends Mobile Have Controller Support?
The good news is that yes, Apex Legends Mobile does have controller support. If you have a compatible wireless controller with Bluetooth capability, you can link it to your mobile device to play through matches with that added utility.
However, it is worth noting that controller uspport only works during matches in Apex Legends Mobile. As such, browsing through menus will still require the touchscreen, but crucially matches will work with a controller.
How Do I Use Controllers in Apex Legends Mobile?
First off, it's worth noting that not all controllers are supported in Apex Legends Mobile. There's only a select few brands that currently work in the game, but luckily most console gamers will already have one of them. They are as follows:
- Xbox Series X/S controller
- Xbox One controller
- PlayStation DualSense controller
- PlayStation 4 controller
- Razer Kishi
Once you know whether your controller is compatible, you can hook it up to your mobile device. Simply pair the controller to your phone, by toggling the pair button on the input, and searching for it within your device's settings. Then choose the option to link the two, and it'll show up as paired.
As soon as your controller is paired with your mobile device, you can start searching for a game of Apex Legends Mobile. Once the match begins, you'll find that the controller works to move your character in the game. It's as easy as that!
That's your lot for our look at controller support in Apex Legends mobile. Getting your controller paired is luckily quite easy, so you'll be able to have superior control over your legend very quickly. Elsewhere, we've also got a guide to the Fade voice actor, so you can get acquainted with this mobile-exclusive character.