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Genshin Impact Android Controller Support: When is it Coming?

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Many fans of Genshin Impact enjoy the game on a mobile device, but a common complaint is the lack of controller support for Android phones. Touch-screen controls can be difficult to use for many, especially in a game where activating many skills in sequence and creating combos is key. Is miHoYo planning on adding Android controller support?

It is clear that miHoYo knows about the widespread requests for mobile controller support, because in Version 1.3 in January, the company added controller support for iOS devices, in response to the needs of the community.

Genshin Impact Android Controller Support: When is it Coming?

In a Developers Discussion released before the patch, miHoYo said: "The developers have heard your cries — from Version 1.3 onwards, devices that have had their operating systems upgraded to iOS 14 or higher will now support the Xbox Wireless Controller (Bluetooth Version), Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, and MFi (Made for iOS) Bluetooth controllers (partial support)!"

In addition to the controllers listed above, Genshin Impact also added compatibility with the Razer Kishi, a universal iOS mobile gaming controller.

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Genshin Impact Razer collaboration promotional image / Photo courtesy of Razer

This is great news for iOS users, but no mention was made of Android devices. There's no need for Android users to despair, though. The fact that miHoYo stated they are listening to the community and that they added iOS controller support most likely means Android controller support is soon to come. The upcoming livestream regarding Version 1.6 is one place to look out for such news.

Some Android users have found ways to use controllers via key mapping, but this is against Genshin Impact's fair play policy. Currently, the best option for Android users is to be patient and wait for miHoYo to add Android controller support to the game.