How To Fix the Dead Island 2 Controller Issues on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Dead Island 2 is now available on PC, and the reception has been quite positive so far. The PC port runs well, and doesn’t have many technical problems apart from some co-op disconnections. This is an Epic exclusive title, so you’re not going to get a few Steam features. If you’re running into any Dead Island 2 controller issues, here is how you can fix those.

Fixing Dead Island 2 Controller Issues

Some users have reported that they can’t get their controllers to work with Dead Island 2, especially Dualshock 4 or DualSense controllers. Dead Island 2 officially supports a wide variety of controllers with native profiles.

Used a Wired Connection

If you’re using a DualShock 4 or DualSense controller, using a wired connection is recommended. These controllers still don’t have proper native support wirelessly, so to get these running on Dead Island 2, you need to plug these in directly.

Plug-In One Controller at a Time

Having one controller plugged in while you play is also a good idea. Multiple controllers can cause interference, so ensure you have only one controller plugged in at a time. Remove other possible controller devices too, like HOTAS, etc.

Dead Island 2 Supported Controllers

Dead Island 2 has official support for multiple controllers. Here is the bit about it from the official FAQ.

What controllers are supported in Dead Island 2 on PC?
The options menu in Dead Island 2 provides layouts for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 controllers.

If you are running into any crashing issues with the game, make sure to check out our handy guide for that as well.

We hope this guide helped fix the Dead Island 2 controller issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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  • Xbox x controller when going left to right you just tap either way it goes in circles. Switched to PS5 controller everything works except crouch. Repaired my Bluetooth and now the ps5 controller doesn’t even work with it. You think they would have had this worked out. I’ll try one more thing and if that doesn’t work I’ll just get my money back. I’m not dealing with this headache.

  • I found a strange bug on PlayStation 5:
    – I entered Venice Beach and “talked” with the survivors on the rooftop;
    – At the same time PS5 right trigger stopped working. I mean: it’s working BUT I can’t use weapons anymore.
    – So I can jump, I can throw stuff but I can’t fight with zombies

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