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How to Play PUBG Mobile with a Controller in 3 Fast Steps

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds Mobile is an intense online multiplayer shooting game that rivals the likes of Call of Duty Mobile. While many gamers have become accustomed to taking enemies down on their smartphone screens, some still prefer using a controller to deal hardcore damage. 

If you’re of the latter type, here’s a quick guide on how to play PUBG Mobile with a controller.

How to Play PUBG Mobile with a Controller

Unfortunately, PUBG Mobile doesn’t have controller support for Android or iOS as yet. It doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world, though. You can still use a mobile emulator to play the online shooter game on your computer, as long as you remember that it will match you against other emulator players.

Step 1: Install an emulator

Firstly, you’ll need to install an emulator on your computer. You can use an Android emulator like Bluestacks on Windows and Mac. If you’re looking for an excellent iOS emulator for PC, you should give Smartface a try.

Step 2: Install the game

Now that you have your emulator installed, it’s time to find and install PUBG Mobile. You can search for it in Google Play Store or Apple Store as you would on your mobile device in the emulator’s main lobby. You may need to wait for a few minutes for the installation to complete, depending on your internet speed.

Step 3: Configure the controller

Once PUBG Mobile is installed, you still have one more task before you can start gaming. You’ll need to install a driver for your controller. The PlayStation control generally installs one when you plug it into your PC, while Windows comes with a pre-installed Xbox control driver. When it’s connected, you’ll need to go into the game’s settings and configure the buttons.

The victory lies in your hands, soldier

Now that you have a controller back in your hands, you can take on your opponents with improved finger dexterity. Of course, other players may be using the same tactic, so be careful. Many gamers aren’t used to playing on the touch-screen, so you might have a better advantage there. For us here at Softonic, we prefer the latter.

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