Help! Controller Not Working on Days Gone PC – Here’s How You Can Fix It

Bend Studio’s post-apocalyptic video game Days Gone has officially arrived on PC. After being an exclusive game for PlayStation, many PC gamers have immediately jumped in and started conquering the world of Days Gone. Just like any other PC game, Days Gone also features controller support. However, it seems that there are players who have been getting some issues while using controllers in the game.

Just a day after the game’s launch, we have already received lots of questions and queries about how to fix the unresponsive controller in the PC version of Days Gone. Here’s an example of the problem that we received:

Help! I have a PlayStation 4 controller and I want to use it to play Days Gone on PC. But when I connect it on my computer and tried to use it in the game, it just didn’t work. None of the buttons are working. Even the analog stick are also not working. How can I fix this?

Sent by Marcus

Apart from the PlayStation 4 controllers, it seems even owners of Xbox controllers and generic controllers are also having some issues with the Days Gone.

Hey, my Xbox One controller is not working on Days Gone, but it works on other games like Forza Horizon 4. I’m not sure what’s the problem. Can you help me fix this issue?

Sent by James

I just installed Days Gone hoping to experience the game on PC. The game works fine when I use keyboard but I prefer to use controller. I am using Logitech F710 and I have the latest driver for this controller. After I insert the controller using USB, it doesn’t work on Days Gone. Any help to fix this?

Sent by Keisha

As you can see, there are lots of players who have the same problem as you have – controllers are not working on Days Gone. Fortunately, we have found a solution that will help you fix this issue in the game. Below, we have compiled the most effective methods to fix the controller issues on Days Gone (PC version).

How to Fix Not Working Controller in Days Gone

Before we start with the main troubleshooting, let’s try first the most basic method to fix this issue. Depending on which controller you are using to play Days Gone, make sure that the controller support is enabled on Steam. Here’s how to enable it:

  1. Launch the Steam application.
  2. Go to the Settings by clicking the Steam option on the upper-left of the program.
  3. Go to the Controller section.
  4. Click the General Controller Settings button and a new window should appear.
  5. From there, tick the box corresponding to the controller you are using.

Steam Controller Support

For example, if you are using a PlayStation controller, simply tick the box next to the PlayStation Configuration Support option.

Just close the window to save changes. The next thing you have to do is run the game and see if the issue has been solved. Are your controllers still unresponsive? Then let’s try the next method below.

Update Your Controller Drivers

Just like any other external peripherals, there’s a chance that your computer doesn’t have the driver dedicated to your controller. That is one of the reasons why your controller is not working in Days Gone. If you know the manufacturer of your device, simply visit their website and download the drivers needed. You can even ask their support for the correct driver version that you can use.

Third-Party Controller Support

Another method to fix your controller is by using third-party controller software. There are a lot of gamepad controllers out there, but in this guide, we highly recommend the following as we have already tested them all.

Please note that we are not associated with any of the third-party controllers that we mentioned here. The list above is based on our very own experience when we used their product.

Are you still having problems with your controllers while playing Days Gone? Feel free to visit Days Gone’s community page on Steam and see if other players can help you out.

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Ryan BurnsRed

The developers forgot to add controls to the bike and crafting menu sections of the Steam configuration for the DS4. To control the bike you have to open the Steam Controller Configurator for the game in your library and map the controls for the bike. You also have to do the same for the crafting menu.

Once you do that it should work.

Edit: For the crafting menu you just have to map the right analog stick. For the bike you have to map the left analog sticks and the d-pad.