Xbox Adaptive Controller FAQ

What is the Xbox Adaptive Controller?

The Xbox Adaptive Controller personalizes your gaming input experience by tailoring it to you. Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the controller features large programmable buttons and enables you to assign Xbox controller inputs (A, B, X, Y, etc.) to external switches, buttons, and joysticks to help make gaming more accessible on Xbox One and Windows. Additional external devices are required for game play (sold separately).

Where can I buy the Xbox Adaptive Controller?

Check availability of the Xbox Adaptive Controller in the Microsoft Store.

What’s compatible?

The Xbox Adaptive Controller works with any Xbox One game, including Xbox Backward Compatible titles. It also works with any Windows PC game that supports the Xbox One Wireless Controller. Like other Xbox controllers, play on Xbox One or Windows 10 with familiar features such as Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, and a 3.5mm stereo headset jack.

What external devices work with the controller?

Most devices with connection types 3.5mm (e.g. switches, buttons) and USB 2.0 (e.g. joysticks), work with the Xbox Adaptive Controller. There are also several options for mounting. For more info, see What external devices work with the Xbox Adaptive Controller?

Is the Xbox Adaptive Controller just for gamers with disabilities?

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is for everyone. Customization is the name of the game—if you can imagine a cool way to play, you can probably configure the controller for it.

How do I change what the buttons do?

Use the Xbox Accessories app to remap buttons and create controller profiles. Create multiple profiles in the app and switch between them using the controller’s built-in Profile button. For more info, see Customize the Xbox Adaptive Controller in the Xbox Accessories app.

Does it work with Copilot?

The Xbox Adaptive Controller works with Copilot in a variety of ways. For more info, see Play with the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

Where can I find setup suggestions?

Here are some resources and groups that can help you get started:

Why does my QuadStick stop working when I plug it into the Xbox Adaptive Controller?

If you’re connecting one or more high-powered USB devices such as QuadStick, you’ll need an additional AC Adapter (sold separately). For more info, see Charge the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

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