Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Fix Controllers Not Working

Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Fix Controllers Not Working  – Players who have been experiencing Baldur’s Gate 3 ever since its Early Access days are finally set to get the complete game. You are in for a real treat as the vast action play and experience are sure to ramp up the adventure.

There is a vast number of keybindings and controls to learn about, but many players are facing a common issue. It relates to PC players who are using a controller that is not connecting to Baldur’s Gate 3.

In that regard, the following guide will help players in fixing the issue of controllers not functioning for the game and how to make sure it is not repeated.

Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Fix Controllers Not Working

Players wanting to play the game using their controller will have to connect it, first, with the PC or laptop either through a cable or wirelessly.

You should be sure that the “Bluetooth and Devices” settings of your system are having the controller turned up in order to go ahead. If you do see that an “Unknown Device” turns up, it does mean that the controller is set up in the proper manner.

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Once you have it ready, start Baldur’s Gate 3 and it will give you the option to change your controller setup. Alternatively, you can also head to the interface options present inside the game and then change the input mode of your controls to your preferred medium.

This is done to make sure that you are not using the controller along with the mouse and keyboard together all at the same time, which will make your life pretty difficult.

However, the problem arises when players are unable to have their controllers working despite all their efforts. This is where you need to get creative in order to get a solution as there is no official announcement from the developers themselves so far.

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Nevertheless, the methods do come in handy as have been told by several players of Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur's Gate 3 - fixing controller

  • We have to get started by visiting the main Steam Library, which houses all the games on your system.
  • Find Baldur’s Gate 3 and right-click on it before choosing the Properties option.
  • Select Controller and you will find a box stating “Use Default Settings.”
  • Click on it and choose “Disable Steam Input.”
  • After you are done, go through the instructions given above that involve connecting your controller to your system and starting Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Now, players should not be experiencing the problem and will be able to enjoy all the action seamlessly.

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Thus, that is all the information players will need when it comes to resolving their controller not getting connected woes in Baldur’s Gate 3.

We are expecting Larin Studios to come up with certain helpful tips or maybe, even a patch to fix the controller not working error. In the meantime, players can continue using this guide to keep on playing the game.


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Last Updated on February 7, 2024

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