The PC version of the Elden Ring game is having some issues. Framerate, slowdown and crash issues have already been reported by the community, which strongly affects the game’s ratings on Steam. But if you are having trouble connecting your controller to play it, you can try these solutions.
While the first opinion on the Ellen Ring dropped yesterday, the PC version of FromSoftware’s Souls-like is experiencing some problems, most notably recognizing the gamepad. From one controller to another, from one PC to another, etc.
In fact, on the game’s official subreddit, in the game’s Steam forums, as well as dozens of your players have actually encountered a lot of connection problems, especially for Microsoft’s official Xbox controller.
Your Controller Bug With Elden Ring? try these solutions
It’s still unclear what causes the problem, but many players can’t get their controller to work on Elden Ring. We tested several controllers and results vary from one to the next. For example, the classic wired Xbox One controller didn’t seem to work, while another, more recent Xbox Series X wireless controller (Carbon Black) had no problems.
The first solution is to remove Vjoy, a virtual joystick program used to install joystick drivers for steering wheel or joysticks, specifically for fighting games.
On a separate note, Reddit user anilisfaitnesto claims that enabling the Xbox Setup Support and Generic Setup Support modules can do the trick. These settings can be found in Steam > Settings (or Preferences ) > General Control Settings.
You can also try unplugging your mouse and keyboard before launching the game, as Elden Ring may only recognize the first connected item. On Reddit, a user also claims that the keypad he had plugged in was interfering with Elden Ring ‘s detection of his controller. Unplugging the Bluetooth dongles from our mouse and keyboard worked, for example.
If you have found other solutions, do not hesitate to share them with us in the comments.