Controller:Xbox One Controller

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Xbox One Controller
XInput support
 Xbox One Controller at Wikipedia

Key points

Natively supported by most modern games.
Controllers can be used wired connections (via micro USB) or wirelessly with Bluetooth or the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows (supports up to 8 controllers).[1]

General information

PC Games with Xbox One Controller Support

Controller variations[edit]

Xbox One Elite Controller includes more features compared to regular controller, including replaceable sticks and d-pad, four paddle buttons to back and fully rebindable button layouts.
New revised controller variation was released along with Xbox One S, which includes Bluetooth connectivity.

Use with PC platforms[edit]


Connecting the controller should automatically download and install latest drivers for the controller.

OS X[edit]

Use the Xbox One Controller Enabler.


The Xbox One Controller is natively supported by distros using Linux kernel 3.17 (or later).


Controller can be found in Supported Controller Database and it's correctly recognizable as Xbox One controller.

Steam Link compatibility[edit]

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.
Controller connected via USB works as expected.
Steam Link doesn't support the wireless adapter alone, but through VirtualHere it's supposed to work (Model 1537 and 1697). [2]
Newer version (2016 onwards, sold as "Xbox Wireless Controller") can be paired native using Bluetooth (Model 1708).
The controller support Rumble over Bluetooth after update.
Won't work great unless you connect it to LAN or a low latency Wi-Fi.

Using wirelessly[edit]


Only newer variations of the controllers are build in to support Bluetooth. See this official support page to distinguish the supported models.
Windows 10 with Anniversary update is required.
It's recommended to only connect single controller with Bluetooth connection. Some accessories like headsets and chatpads do not work using wireless connection.
Using controller via bluetooth[3]
  1. Press and hold the controller bind button between shoulder buttons for 3 seconds until Xbox button starts to blink.
  2. On Windows 10, access bluetooth settings (Settings → Devices → Bluetooth), select Xbox Wireless Controller from the list and click Pair.


To shut down the controller, hold the Xbox button for 5 seconds.

Wireless Adapter for Windows[edit]

Supports up to 8 controllers.
Using controller via Xbox Wireless[4]
  1. Connect the wireless adapter to PC and press the pair button.
  2. On the controller, press the controller bind button between shoulder buttons.


To shut down the controller, hold the Xbox button for 5 seconds.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Incompatible games[edit]

Some games have issues with the Xbox One Controller. Refer to the individual game pages for details.

Issues fixed[edit]

No force feedback vibration in DirectInput games[edit]

Install Force Feedback Driver for Xbox One Controllers.[5] Some games will still not support vibration even with this installed.

Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)[edit]

Open Windows Update and ensure KB2685811 is installed.[6]

Other information[edit]

Firmware updates[edit]

Either Windows 10 PC with the App or Xbox One is required to update controllers firmware.
To update firmware on the controller, install Xbox Accessories App from Microsoft Store and connect the controller either with cable or wireless adaptor.

XInput Battery Meter[edit]

Displays a battery meter for connected XInput controller devices in the Windows taskbar.