Controller:SteelSeries Stratus XL

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SteelSeries Stratus XL
SteelSeries Stratus XL cover
XInput support
Connection method
SteelSeries Stratus XL on Wikipedia

Key points

Does not directly support XInput out of the box; installing SteelSeries Engine is required for the Stratus XL to work on XInput titles.
Micro-USB port at the back of the device is only intended for firmware updates.

General information

Product page
Manufacturers support


  • 2 × clickable analog sticks: LS, RS
  • 2 × analog triggers: LT, RT
  • 2 × digital shoulder buttons: LB, RB
  • 7 × digital action buttons: 𝐀, 𝐁, 𝐗, 𝗬, , ,
  • 4 × digital directional buttons (d-pad): , , ,


Can be recognized as Xbox 360 controller but after manual assignment. Controller cannot be found in Supported Controller Database, so Steam recognizes it as standard DirectInput device.

Steam Link compatibility[edit]

Works via Bluetooth. Some buttons must be remapped manually. [1]
Works without any drivers on any operating system that supports Steam.
Can be used just to send input from a controller to a PC. Go into Streaming options, hit Y and disable video and audio streaming.
Won't work great unless you connect it to LAN or a low latency Wi-Fi.

Support in games[edit]

Games with XInput button prompts[edit]

Total number of games: 2,274.
Please note, that this is only list for games that offer XInput button prompts.
Some may require use of Xbox 360 controller emulation. Refer to game-specific articles for details.


Other information[edit]

Technical information[edit]

Input lag[edit]

Wired connection input lag: 6.9 ms for button press and 20.2 ms for joystick move.[2]
Wireless connection input lag: 16.9 ms for button press and 25.6 ms for joystick move.[2]
Connection Input lag
USB (button press) 6.9 ms (± 3.0 ms)
USB (joystick move) 20.2 ms (± 2.6 ms)
Bluetooth (button press) 16.9 ms (± 4.5 ms)
Bluetooth (joystick move) 25.6 ms (± 4.9 ms)