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Genshin Impact Android Controller Support

Updated: As of update 1.3 All That Glitters, iOS devices with operating system iOS 14 or higher now feature controller support: Xbox Wireless Controller (Bluetooth Version), Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, and MFi (Made for iOS) Bluetooth controllers (partial support).

Original Story: Genshin Impact is a stunning game, no matter your platform of choice. The art style and visual detail that miHoYo managed to cram into the game is nothing short of amazing, but playing on mobile with touchscreen controls is far from perfect. Having your fingers covering a big part of the screen and obscuring gameplay isn't ideal, so that's why many players are asking about Genshin Impact Android controller support. Is this a thing that the devs have taken care of or not? Read on to find out if you can use a controller to play this anime action RPG.

Does Genshin Impact Feature Controller Support on Android?

Genshin Impact Android Controller Support

The harsh truth is that Genshin Impact doesn't have controller support on Android. There is no native support or official way for you to connect a controller to your mobile device and enjoy the game in a much more comfortable way.

This doesn't mean that miHoYo isn't working on an update to add Android controller support. While the lack of support at launch was somewhat disappointing but predictable – Genshin Impact supports cross-save for all platforms except PS4, which means that you can make PC your main platform and play on mobile just in short bursts -, it may eventually happen in the future.

However, you can try third-party apps to play Genshin Impact with a controller on Android. You must be aware that doing so could lead to your account being banned, so do it at your own risk. Here is a video of Genshin Impact being played with a controller in what we assume is a Xiaomi Android phone. Allegedly, it is working with the help of a third-party app called Octopus.

Genshin Impact doesn't have a roadmap yet, but if it were to be publicly revealed, it would surely be extremely extensive. With five cities to be added (from a total of seven), dozens of additional characters, character outfits, a housing system, expanded co-op activities, and so much more, it's easier to accept the fact that Android and iOS controller support might just not be in the plans for the near future.

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