Our Call of Duty: Mobile Controller Support guide goes through if it's possible to connect COD: Mobile to PS4 and Xbox One controllers.
Call of Duty: Mobile plays host to all our favourite classic COD hijinks, from Team Deathmatch and Zombies to a Battle Royale. We’ll also have a whole lot of guides on loadouts, operators, maps and more, so keep your eyes peeled! Right here we're looking at if you can connect a PS4 or Xbox One controller to Call of Duty: Mobile.
For more Call of Duty: Mobile guides, check out our guide hub, where we’re constantly updating information on weapons, maps and more!
Call of Duty: Mobile controller support
Activision Support tweeted that Call of Duty: Mobile controller support will not be supported from the most recent update. This doesn't strictly rule out the potential for the future, but for the moment you'll have to make do with mobile controls. We've reached out to Activision for further comment, so will keep you updated.
Hello there, thank you for contacting Spec Ops support. Unfortunately, this is no longer supported after the most recent update. I would be more than happy to help. Thank you. ^RNActivision Support (@ATVIAssist) October 1, 2019
Unfortunately, at present there’s not an in-app way to play with a controller, although this page from Charlie Intel indicates that controller support will be added in the game’s future. Below you can find info on how to pair your controller with your phone, so you're ready to go if controller support is added to CoD: Mobile in the future.
How to pair an Xbox One or PS4 controller to an Android device
To pair your Xbox One controller, you’ll need to make sure it’s got Bluetooth capabilities. The controller must be the 1708 version or later, bundled alongside the Xbox One S and visible by the Xbox logo on the front being on the same piece of plastic as the rest of the controller’s front.
Hold down the Xbox button on the front of the controller to turn it on, then hold down the pairing button, located just to the left of the charging port. Navigate into your phone’s Settings menu and press Device Connectivity, then click through to Bluetooth. Switch Bluetooth on, and you’ll see the Xbox Wireless Controller as a connection option. Tap that, and you’re good to play a whole bunch of games on Android. Hopefully it’s a short matter of time until COD: Mobile is added to that list!
To pair your Playstation 4 controller, put it into pairing mode by holding down the PS and Share buttons. The Dualshock’s light should start flashing. Next, pop into your Settings > Device Connectivity > Bluetooth. Switch Bluetooth on, and you’ll see the Dualshock as a connection option. Tap it and you’re all set. Even though you can’t play COD Mobile with it just yet, you’ll be able to use it for a whole host of other games while we wait for Call of Duty: Mobile’s compatibility.
How to pair am Xbox One or PS4 controller to an iOS device
At present, the iOS version of COD: Mobile does not support controller usage. There’s a chance this will change in the future though, so we’ll describe below how to get them connected and set up.
You’ll need one of the more recent versions of the Xbox One controller to connect it to your phone via Bluetooth. The 1708 version (or later) has Bluetooth capabilities - the controller that came with the Xbox One S. Visually, you can tell this version apart because the Xbox logo on the front is not on a separate piece of plastic like it is in the older versions. Ensure your iOS is updated to version 13.0 or later.
Press and hold the Xbox logo on the front of the controller to turn it on, then hold down the Bluetooth pairing button at the top to activate pairing mode. The logo will start flashing and ‘Xbox Wireless Controller’ should appear on your iPhone’s Bluetooth menu, found just underneath the Wi-Fi menu and Airplane Mode in Settings. Tap this, and you’re connected.
To pair a PS4 controller, again, ensure you have iOS 13 or later. Make sure your Dualshock 4 controller is charged, and hold down the PS button on the middle of the controller, and the Share button, up and to the left.
This’ll put the controller in Pairing Mode, and from there you’ll be able to see ‘DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller’ as an option to pair through your iPhone’s Bluetooth menu. Do this, and your controller will be ready to use.
Once you’re all set up, check out some more of our COD: Mobile guides! We’ll stay updated on the game and start ranking weapons, killstreaks and operators once the meta develops!