How to play Diablo Immortal with a controller on iOS, Android, and PC

Diablo Immortal has just been released on PC, iOS, and Android. We explain how you can play with a controller and what you need to take into consideration.

Diablo Immortal is supposed to bring the typical hack & slash gameplay to mobile devices. You can slay lots of enemies and collect loot afterward. The release on PC, iOS, and Android is already on June 2. Many users are now wondering whether they can also play the action RPG with a controller. We will explain how it works.

Diablo Immortal all supported controllers

Prior to its release, Blizzard released a list of controllers that officially work with all platforms:

Windows: Wired Controllers

  • Xbox One Wireless Controller
  • Logitech Gamepad F510
  • Logitech Gamepad F710
  • Sony Dualshock 3
  • Sony Dualshock 4
  • Sony DualSense Controller (PS5)
  • Nintendo Switch Joycons (via Grip and USB C)
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (via USB C)
  • Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • Xbox Elite Controller
  • Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

Windows: Bluetooth Controllers

  • Xbox One Wireless Bluetooth Controller
  • SteelSeries Stratus Duo (via Bluetooth)
  • Sony Dualshock 3 (via 8 Bitdo Bluetooth Adapter)
  • Sony Dualshock 4 (via Bluetooth)
  • Sony DualSense Controller (PS5)
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (via Mayflash Magic NS)

iOS Devices

  • Xbox One Wireless Bluetooth Controller
  • Xbox Series X/S Bluetooth Controller
  • SteelSeries Stratus Duo
  • Sony Dualshock 4
  • Sony DualSense Wireless Controller (PS5)
  • Xbox Elite Controller Series 2
  • Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • Razer Kishi
  • 8bitdo SN30 Pro Controller

Android Devices

  • Backbone One Controller
  • Razer Kishi
  • Rotor Riot Controller (Mfi)
  • SteelSeries Nimbus (Mfi)
  • Sony Dualshock 4
  • Sony DualSense Wireless Controller (PS5)
  • Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 (iOS 15+)
  • Xbox Adaptive Controller (iOS 14+)
  • Xbox One Wireless Bluetooth Controller
  • Xbox Series X/S Bluetooth Controller

How to connect your controller to your phone

Which controller do you want to use? Once you’ve chosen a controller, note how the controller wants to connect. Some controllers like the Razer Kishi connect directly to your phone via a USB-C port, so they don’t need Bluetooth.

In the best case, you don’t need to do much more here, because normally a directly connected controller should be recognized automatically.

How to use a Bluetooth controller? If you want to use your PlayStation or Xbox controller on your cell phone, for example, you’ll need to do a little more configuration:

  • First, you activate Bluetooth on your cell phone so you can connect your cell phone at all.
  • Then, you activate pairing mode on your controller. On the PS4 and PS5 controllers, hold down the PS and Share buttons at the same time. On the Xbox controller, press and hold the Xbox button until it flashes.
  • The next step is to open the Bluetooth menu on your cell phone. All devices that you can connect (pair) with your cell phone are also listed here. Select the device and your phone will ask you if you want to connect the controller.

Normally, that’s it and you don’t have to do anything else. If the game is open, you should now be able to navigate the game with your controller. The controller controls are officially supported in Diablo Immortal, so you don’t have to do anything else.

How to connect your controller to your PC

On the PC, you have four options for connecting your controller:

  • You can use an ordinary USB cable.
  • You can use Bluetooth. Your computer must either support Bluetooth or have an adapter.
  • Another alternative is controllers that come with their own radio adapter.
  • As a last resort, you can connect the controller to the PC with an Xbox wireless adapter. But this only works with the official Xbox controller and here you need the appropriate adapter, which costs about 20 dollars.

Here is how you connect a controller to the PC via Bluetooth: If you have a motherboard with Bluetooth support or a Bluetooth adapter, you must do the following:

  • In Windows, open the settings and look for the “Devices“.
  • In this menu you select “Add Bluetooth or another device“, in the new menu you select “Bluetooth“.
  • Now you need to put your controller in pairing mode. Ideally, the controller will now be displayed in Windows as a “Wireless Controller“. Press it to connect it. If Windows asks for a PIN code, it is normally “0000“.

Here is how to connect a PC controller to Xbox Wireless: If you want to connect an Xbox controller to your PC via Xbox Wireless, proceed as follows:

  • First, connect the Xbox Wireless Adapter to your PC. In the best case, you don’t have to do anything else here.
  • In the next step, turn on your Xbox controller and press and hold the Xbox button. The button will now start to flash. If the button lights up continuously, the controller is connected.

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