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How to use PS4 or Xbox One controller on Call of Duty Mobile

Published: 24/Nov/2019 11:29

by Joe Craven


Here’s our guide on how to connect a controller, either Xbox One or PS4, to your mobile device in order to get an even more immersive CoD Mobile experience. 

Call of Duty Mobile’s post-launch success has seen it receive more support from Activision than was initially anticipated. The November 22 update – which was delayed slightly – introduced a Zombies mode, as well as official controller support.

There are a few known issues with controller compatibility, especially when using Android devices. These are thought to be related to the app and devices themselves, and are likely to be ironed out soon. Here, we’ll explain how to use a PS4 or Xbox One controller on iOS devices, and then Android. 

ActivisionZombies will be familiar to any long-time CoD fan.

Use PS4/Xbox controller on CoD Mobile on iOS

Connecting a controller to iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) is surprisingly simple. Firstly, iOS 11 software (or later) needs to be installed in order for this to work. Open ‘Settings’ in your iOS device, then head over to Bluetooth. Once Bluetooth is turned on, your device will start searching for devices to connect to.

In order to make your PS4 controller findable, hold down the PS and ‘Share’ buttons simultaneously, until your controller flashes. For Xbox One controllers, hold down the Xbox and ‘Sync’ buttons simultaneously. The option to connect will then be visible on your iOS device.

Once this is done, you can open the CoD Mobile app. Within the CoD Mobile app, open the ‘Settings’ tab and go to ‘Controller’. Ensure ‘Controller Support’ is enabled, and you’re good to go. You can make further adjustments to individual controls, such as sensitivity and button layouts.

ActivisionCoD Mobile is one of the most popular mobile games.

Use PS4/Xbox controller on CoD Mobile on Android

Connecting a controller to Android device is very similar. In ‘Settings’, head over to ‘Bluetooth’. Select ‘Pair New Device’, and make your controller findable in the same way as was described in the iOS section.

When connected, launch CoD Mobile, enter ‘Settings’ and ensure your Controller Support is enabled, as in the iOS instruction section. 

At the time of writing, there are far more problems on Android than iOS, such as the right analog stick not working correctly when paired with Android devices. These are known issues, and are not related to your controller, rather with the CoD Mobile app itself. 

It should be noted that when using a controller to play CoD Mobile, you will only be put into lobbies against other players using controllers, to ensure a level playing field for all. 

Considering how much success and popularity the title has garnered already, additions such as official controller support will only help it grow and stay prominent the mobile gaming world.

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Black Ops Cold War devs respond to console-bricking Xbox Series X issues

Published: 24/Nov/2020 6:29 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 6:44

by Brad Norton


Despite the Xbox Series X console just launching, Black Ops Cold War players have reportedly encountered a number of game-breaking bugs already, some that have even supposedly ‘bricked’ the hardware completely.

The new generation of gaming consoles have certainly been hard to come by. However, certain players that were able to get their hands on the Xbox Series X at launch haven’t all been feeling lucky.

Black Ops Cold War launched on the new system, alongside five other platforms. With plenty of unique hardware to account for, it’s no surprise that the release has been accompanied by some critical bugs. While some pull players from the game momentarily, others appear to be far more damaging.

If you’re playing on the Xbox Series X and notice a few crashes, it might be time to put the controller down for a little while.

Gamers that have tried to play through certain issues have reported their brand new Xbox Series X consoles outright breaking and refusing to turn back on.

Word of Caution Xbox Series X from blackopscoldwar

“My Cold War had been crashing my Series X a bunch over the weekend,” Reddit user ‘Junesfoshiz’ said. While it wasn’t a major deal at first, things soon became much worse. “I’d just reboot and move on,” they explained. “Well, when it happened this morning, it was for good. Xbox will not boot back up.”

With their console no longer functioning, they advised others with the same crashing issues to “play something else until there’s a patch.”

Treyarch already investigating Xbox issues

Treyarch is well aware of these devastating issues already. In fact, it’s the top problem on the official Trello board, with developers investigating it at this very moment. “We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres added on Reddit.

“My immediate recommendations are to make sure that you’re using the correct version for your platform,” the community manager wrote.

Similar to those playing on the PS5, you can still access the PS4 version by mistake. This can seemingly lead to all sorts of unique problems. Double-check that you’re running the proper version of the game if your Xbox Series X has been crashing while playing Cold War.

Last but not least, “players have also shared that disabling Ray Tracing on XSX has helped.” While you won’t be using the flashy new hardware to its full potential with Ray Tracing disabled, it should prevent some devastating crashes.

An incoming patch should help mitigate a good number of these problems on the Xbox hardware, including those that brick the Series X console. However, there’s currently no ETA on when this patch will arrive.