Can you play Guild Wars 2 with a controller?

Since Guild Wars 2 is not available on PlayStation or Xbox, numerous players want to know if they can play it on their PC with a controller.

You can explore the fantasy world of Tyria in this exciting video game, Guild Wars 2 (GW2). It follows the re-emergence of Destiny’s Edge, a disbanded guild which is dedicated to fighting Elder Dragons.

Unfortunately, gamers cannot play GW2 on any console, including PlayStation and Xbox.

Since it can only be played on a personal computer (PC) many players wonder if the game can be played with a controller.

Will GW2 be available on console in the future?

A console port for GW2 would definitely be welcomed by some of its fans, however, it is highly unlikely that the game will be available on console. This is because it would require a lot of work at the risk of losing much of the game’s depth.

Allegedly, the game’s developer, ArenaNet, had planned to release the game on console years ago, but the idea was dropped as the loss would have been too big.

It seems unlikely that GW2, which now has a smaller fanbase and runs on in-game purchases, would be profitable on a console.

Can you play Guild Wars 2 with a controller?

Although GW2 is not available on console, you can still play the game with a controller on your PC. It is noteworthy, though, that it is a complicated process to activate your controller in GW2.

This guide will teach you how to play GW2 with a controller if you download the game through the Steam platform.

After installing the game through Steam, you have to open your Steam settings. To do so, select the Steam icon, which is in the upper right corner of the Steam menu. In the drop down menu, you can click on the settings.

In the settings menu, you will find a “Controller” tab and once you have selected it, you have to click on the “General Control” settings. Players must ensure that they have enabled the controller that they want to use to play GW2.

If you want to use a PlayStation controller, enable the correct setting for it. The same principle applies for Xbox controllers.

After closing the controller settings, open your in-game settings and activate the setting that enables big screen mode using input enable controller.

This setting ensures that you have the best controller experience while you are playing GW2. Once you have activated these settings, you can open GW2 through the Steam platform. After running GW2, you must configure your control in the game.

Configuring your controller in GW2

Players have to press the “Shift” and “Tab” keys simultaneously to open the Steam settings in GW2.

In the menu, open the “Controller Configuration” tab, which will open a new menu. Players then have to open the “Browse Config” menu, which is at the bottom of the screen.

Here, you can discover numerous controller profiles which are made by other members of the community. You have to select a profile that suits your gameplay.

After selecting a profile, you can slick on the “Apply Configuration” icon to make the input changes to your controller.

Unable to view the Controller Configuration menu: troubleshooting

If you cannot see the “Controller Configuration” menu in your settings, make sure that you have activated your controller in the Steam settings. Moreover, you have to connect your controller to your PC to be able to see this menu.

If your controller is activated and connected to your PC and you still cannot view the menu, it is recommended that you restart your PC, then open the “Controller Configuration” menu.

Can you play GW2 with a controller without the Steam platform?

There are several ways that you can play GW2 without using Steam, but you need to run the game through Steam if you want to use a controller. If you do not have GW2 on Steam, you have to add it as a non-Steam game.

To do this, select the “Add a Game” option, which can be found in the bottom left corner of the Steam menu. In the pop-up menu, players have to click on the “Add non-Steam game” option to add GW2 to their library.

After selecting GW2 in the list, it will be added to your Steam library, however, once you select the “Play” option, it will notify you that the game cannot be launched. You have to change the location where the game launches.

You can do this by selecting the game and then choosing the settings option. In the menu, you can select the folder with the location from which GW2 should launch.

After doing this, the game’s icon will change in the Steam library, and you will be able to play the game.

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