Horizon Zero Dawn

Fix Horizon Zero Dawn Controller Not Working on PC

Controller not working on PC is not a problem specific to Horizon Zero Dawn. It can happen with any game and recently a large number of players reported the same problem on Modern Warfare. Nevertheless, the solution to the problem is simple and straightforward. All you have to do is go to Steam and enable the controller for the respective device or change Big Picture Mode. Stick around and we will show you the exact process to perform the fix.

Fix Horizon Zero Dawn Controller Not Working on PC

To fix the Fall Guys Ultimate controller not working on PC, you have to change the General Controller Settings or the Big Picture Configuration from the Steam Controller Configuration. If the problem still persists, specifically with Gamepad. You would want to run the hardware and device troubleshooter, install the latest driver for Gamepad, or reinstall the gamepad. If it’s the Xbox controller that’s causing the issue, unplug and plug again, change the USB cable, and update the driver for controller. The above fixes should fix the controller not working issue with Horizon Zero Dawn for both Gamepad and Xbox controller.

To help you resolve the problem quickly, here is a step-by-step instruction on how to fix controller compatibility problem on PC for Horizon Zero Dawn.

Fix 1: Change Steam Big Picture Mode

Here are the steps to change the Big Picture Mode in Steam.    

  1. Launch Steam from the desktop shortcut
  2. Click View on the top-left corner and select Big Picture Mode
  3. Click on Library. Click on Games under Browse and select Horizon Zero Dawn
  4. Click on Manage Games with the Gear Icon under Your game
  5. From Steam Input, select Controller Options
  6. Click on the downward pointing arrow to expand the options for Chang the Steam Input Per-Game Settings, select Forced On and hit OK.

Relaunch the game after Steam restart and the controller not working in Horizon Zero Dawn should be resolved. If the problem persists, try the next fix.

Fix 2: Change Steam General Controller Settings

Depending on the controller you are using whether the Xbox controller or the DualShock, you need to set the device on Steam. This can be done via the Controller Settings options. Here are the steps you need to follow.

  1. Launch Steam from the desktop shortcut
  2. Click Steam on the top-left corner and select Settings
  3. From the Setting menu, go to Controller
  4. Click on General Controller Settings
  5. Depending on the type of controller you wish to use, you can check PlayStation Configuration Support, Xbox Configuration Support, or the Generic Gamepad Configuration Support.
  6. Press Ok to save changes, exit from the Window and start the Horizon Zero Dawn.

The above two fixes are very effective in resolving the Horizon Zero Dawn controller not working on the PC problem. Players on PC have waited a long time to play this incredible game and with the controller the experience of playing is immense. However, ever since the release on PC, the game has been criticized for a range of performance issues. Check out the below posts to prevent crashing, stuttering, and to boost the performance of Horizon Zero Dawn.

Tim Blisz
I am an avid gamer who loves to write about games. When not writing, I like to cook and play first-person shooter video games.

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