Can you play Valorant with a controller? If you are one of the lucky recipients to gain access to the closed beta, chances are you are already planting spikes and unleashing ults furiously with a mouse and keyboard. Of course, there are content creators, gifted players, and even pro esports players who simply perform better and prefer a controller to its point-and-click counterpart.
Although officially there is no controller support for Valorant in the usual sense - Aim assist, key bindings, thumbstick dead-zone tweaking, etc. - you can set functionality to some level of controller bindings found in other First Person Shooters (FPS).
Can You Play Valorant with a Controller?
The timeless controller vs M&K debate might take a backseat in Valorant. This is due to the fact that typical features such as aim assist - almost always present in games with controller support is absent during the Valorant beta - and is currently unknown to be present in the launch version.
Outside of leaks and rumors, and with no announcement from Riot Games regarding any type of console launch of the game, controller players are inevitably left in the dark for the time being. YouTube does have plenty of guides and tutorials regarding controller setup for Valorant if you feel so inclined to go at it without the benefit of aim-assist.
With the Valorant beta test still without an official end date, expect there to be some communication from Riot Games regarding console and controller support in the future, as with the recent cross-play success of games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it seems like a sure-fire conclusion that Riot would look to capitalize on that success.
Stay tuned on DBLTAP throughout the Valorant beta for extensive coverage of tournaments, tips and strategies, alongside the thoughts and views of some of the best FPS players on the planet regarding the current state of the game.