Need a break from keyboard and mouse? These are the best controllers for PC gaming in 2019.
I use the Xbox elite controller for my PC at the moment. Don't really have a favorite though.
That's awful. Does it even have bluetooth?
? Is there suppose to be an /s there?
It is not awful. It is an awesome controller, albeit expensive. No, it does not have bluetooth. You have to buy a USB adapter.
Personally I use an Xbox One controller for my PC. It's very comfy, and you get the rumble triggers in MS games like Forza. The DS4 is also really great and comfy. Haven't had any issues with it so far. I would love to use my Switch Pro Controller on PC, as I find it the most comfy, but the lack of analog triggers is an issue for many games.
I prefer Xbox One controllers on PC. Primarily most games reference the Xbox letters versus the PS symbols. Also, I like the thumbsticks of the Xbox One controller. But I do not care for the later Xbox One controllers that include bluetooth. They feel cheap and don't have that nice rubberized backing that the originals had.
Xbox controllers. Case closed.
I grew up on Playstation consoles, never truly got used to the offset thumbs ticks of Xbox. So no, it's not closed.
And with Steam you can enable the DS4 gyro for fine tuning aim which is an advantage over just thumbsticks. Xbox controller don't have gyros.
Very, very subjective.
I prefer the DS4, but pc compatibility isn't the greatest, so I use a 360 controller.
And a completely bullcrap article that doesn't even list the basic Xbox One controller among the bunch. (only lists the Elite controller as the best luxury controller)
I prefer the xbox one. I find it the most comfortable and it has the most support thanks to its 360 legacy controller being wildly accepted on PC last gen.
I got a long cable from GameStop and plug it into the DS4. Works perfectly.
You can can connect with Bluetooth even without an adapter, right? The later versions of the DS4 will also recognize the microphone input via Bluetooth which is nice
Probably but I don't have a general Bluetooth receiver on my PC. The cable is long enough for it to be irelevant plus I get to use it for more things than I would the receiver 😁
Off topic: Can N4G PLEASE do something about this spam on mobile?? On topic: My personal preferences of controllers for PC are the DS4 and Logitech F710.
the best controller for pc gaming is still the xoxbox controller.
No steam controller fans? Touchpad + gyro > thumbsticks for competitive play against m/k, right?
wired 360 controller is still the king
Whichever one works for you is the best one.
I mean MS controllers trump anything due to compatibility, otherwise it'd still be the PS4 controller for me hands down
Dualshock 4 battery life is so bad, I really don't think it is the better choice. If you have both a PS4 and a gaming PC it's ok to use it and save money, but if you can choose pick Xbox One controller (with battery DLC) or Switch Pro.
How long do you want to game? 24 hours? It lasts at least a full day and then you hook it up over night. Who buys batteries these days? It recharges in less than half an hour anyway.
Battery doesn't last and if you forgot to charge 1 day, then the next time you use it you will be playing with cable, with your face glued to the screen.
Some times DS4 sometimes XB1 controller. Depends on the game for me.
My xb1 elite is my go-to every time
xbox controllers are the way to go on pc, native compatibility and all button prompts for games will be xbox prompts, 98% of the time.
Dualshock 4, duh!
BTW. One doesn't need any driver (or even the Sony Bluetooth adapter) to use the DS4 on windows. Steam supports it out of the box - with any Bluetooth controller. Where you need the adapter (if you want full wireless DS4 support) is with Remote Play and PS Now (else the touchpad won't work - cable is another story). Sometimes it's a b!tch getting a non Steam game to work, but generally all games work.
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