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Can you Play Fallout 4 VR with a Controller?

Is Fallout 4 VR playable with an Xbox or PlayStation controller? Get your answers here.



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Released in 2017, Fallout 4 VR is a post-apocalyptic adventure that you can try out if you enjoy the world of this franchise (after playing other games or watching the hit TV show) and also have a VR headset. However, if you’re also curious to find out if you can play Fallout 4 VR with a PlayStation or Xbox controller, then here’s everything you need to know.

Can you Play Fallout 4 VR with a Controller?

Fallout 4 VR doesn’t officially support playing with a controller and will work best with headsets that use SteamVR such as the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite, HTC Vive Pro 2, Valve Index VR Full Kit, and more. The game was built for VR experiences that use motion controllers, but there are some workarounds that you can try out. Since they are not official, they may be clunky compared to native support, and you might come across various bugs, crashes, and other limitations.

fallout 4 vr on xbox or playstation controller support

If you still want to go ahead, here are some basic steps on how to remap controller buttons to VR control functions:

  • Launch SteamVR.
  • Open the SteamVR menu.
  • Go to Settings and find the Controllers or Devices section.
  • Enable GamePad support if needed (depending on your setup).
  • Look for an option to configure controller bindings. You might need to search online for instructions for your specific controller.

Apart from this, you might also find some software online that claims to enable VR experiences for non-VR games like Fallout 4. However, these can be unreliable, buggy, and not recommended as they might not be optimized or safe.

The best way to experience Fallout 4 VR, though, is to use VR controllers because they track your hand movements, letting you have a natural experience of aiming, grabbing items, and other interactions in the virtual realm. The VR version of the hit game, unfortunately, has a mixed reception on Steam and currently has around 55-176 daily player count. So expecting a controller support update from Bethesda seems highly unlikely.

filter steam vr games with controller support

If you want intuitive gameplay, you might want to consider other VR games that support the use of controllers like the list linked here. Tweak some filters and you will come across a game that you want to try out.

Maria is a part-time gamer, part-time painter and full-time Otaku. Her love for Anime started with Pokemon as she watched and drew Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and other cute Pokemon. Upon finding out about the games she became a big RPG fan. However, RPGs aren't the only type of game she likes. You can also find her maining Mileena, Kitana, and Johnny Cage in MK1.

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