XCOM 2 gets traditional controller support on PC starting today

It's been a long nine months for those who prefer to play PC games with controllers, but now you can use an Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller to play XCOM 2.

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Nine months after its release, the PC version of XCOM 2 now has plug & play compatibility with both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers.

XCOM 2 originally launched with native Steam Controller support while support for additional gamepads was in the works. Considering Firaxis Games already launched controller support for the original XCOM, it’s a bit strange it took them so long to offer similar support. “We have been hard at work tailoring the interface specifically for controllers so that it provides a level of comfort and accessibility that our players expect,” Firaxis shares.

There are two controller layout options, which can be seen below:

In addition to launching controller support, XCOM 2’s Patch 7 includes additional improvements, such as being unable to heal SPARKS with Medikits, fixing a glitch that would prevent full conversion mods, and additional minor bug fixes.

Patch 7 should automatically install the next time you start Steam, although if it doesn’t, you should just restart the application in order to get it started.

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    November 8, 2016 7:50 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, XCOM 2 gets traditional controller support on PC starting today

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      November 8, 2016 8:24 AM

      This is good news, I really enjoyed sitting back and playing the original (with the long war mod) using my xbox 360 controller, and was disappointed that the sequel didn't have gamepad support.

      I bought a steam controller specifically to play Xcom2, and found it to be quite lacking.

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      November 8, 2016 8:28 AM

      Cool. I was happy with the PC controls this time, but I still wish they had gamepad support from the start for everyone that wanted them back.

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      November 8, 2016 4:56 PM

      Yay other bug fixes