How to use Xbox 360 controller on PC, and why to use button mapping

How to use Xbox 360 controller on PC

Despite the hype around Xbox Elite with magical Elite paddles, nobody has cancelled the opportunity to use Xbox 360 controller on PC via reWASD and make your controller stronger with Xbox 360 button mapping. Let’s check how it works.

Now you can apply 50 assignments instead of 14 while you get ready to use Xbox 360 controller on PC. I’ve prepared the short how-to, so you could see how to use Xbox 360 controller on PC, and also every single detail about Shift mode. Basically, you pick a button in reWASD (it can be any control) as a Shift, and while you press‘n’hold it — your main layout changes to another set of actions. Starting from reWASD 3.1, you also can apply Toggle Shift, then you'll activate the other layout by one tap, and go back to main layout after the second tap. Let’s see how to use Xbox 360 controller on PC together, you won't miss a thing!

Shift mode is the best to use with Xbox 360 controller on PC:

  • Download and install reWASD. It’s free to try, so it would be easy to start.
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  • Connect Xbox 360 controller to PC. You will see it in reWASD too.
  • How to use Xbox 360 controller on PC

  • Create a new profile, the config creates automatically. Start remapping!
  • Fulfill the main configuration first. Leave some buttons you will use as Shifts!
  • How to use Xbox 360 controller on PC

  • Now it's time to deal with Shift: choose the first Shift in the top left corner, then pick the Shift modifier (the button you press to activate the new keybindings layout). Note, that you can choose the Shift modifier to be a toggle. If you connect Xbox 360 controller to PC before creating the config, you can simply press the desired controller button and it will be selected in reWASD right away.
  • How to use Xbox 360 controller on PC

  • Add bindings for this Shift: just add the needed bindings to the Shoft layout.
  • How to use Xbox 360 controller on PC

    Note: reWASD discerns the main configuration and Shifts, and if some buttons inside the Shift are unbinded — your main mappings will perform.

  • You can add up to 4 Shifts to one config. If you need more additional configurations — make yourself at home and add more bindings to make your Xbox 360 on PC usage handier!
  • How to use Xbox 360 controller on PC

  • A few steps left before you can finally use Xbox 360 controller on PC: return to the main mappings and press “Apply”.
  • How to use Xbox 360 controller on PC

  • Now you can see the “Remap is ON”, that means you can try your config in the game.
  • Don’t forget to share your config to the reWASD community. Community is a good place for users to put questions right to developers, brag about the job you’ve done and receive other users’ feedback!
  • How to use Xbox 360 controller on PC

Here it is. Just a few easy steps to solve the how to use Xbox 360 controller on PC question.

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