Lost Ark – How to play with PlayStation and Xbox controllers

While the large number of lost ark players will launch with their keyboard and mouse in hand, there is a sizable community of ARPG gamers who would prefer a controller as you charge into action-packed battles and harrowing boss battles. If you consider yourself one of those proud pad gamers, you might be wondering if Lost Ark supports controllers? Also, if so, how to configure a controller?

This guide will walk you through which controllers are supported in Lost Ark, as well as how to set up controller support so you can play the game your way.

Does Lost Ark support controllers?

Lost Ark supports both Xbox and PlayStation controllers, although all of the controller notation present in the game is Xbox-focused, so all of your DuelSense fiends out there might need to adapt to see this. The specific controllers supported are Xbox One and Series X/S controllers, as well as PS4 and PS5 controllers. If you have a third-party controller for Xbox or PlayStation controllers, they should work too.

How to play Lost Ark with a controller?

When playing Lost Ark, the controller should start working as soon as you plug in your controller of choice. However, if it doesn’t work immediately, you may need to change some game settings in order to enable controller support.

To do this, follow these instructions:

  • Open the settings menu in Lost Ark
  • Access the gamepad interface menu
  • Check the Use Gamepad box

This should enable controller support in Lost Ark for the majority of players. If you’re still having no luck after checking this box, your Steam settings may be the culprit. To remedy this, it’s time for us to dive into other settings!

  • First go to your Steam settings
  • Click on the controller tab
  • Click on the general controller settings option
  • Make sure your controller configuration matches what you are using. So if you have a PlayStation controller, make sure the PlayStation controller box is checked.

With that, you should be ready to take your two joysticks and triggers into the world of Lost Ark for free! If you’re looking for more entry-level content to get you up to speed, check out our guide on the best classes to play in Lost Ark and our recent report on in-game rewards for those who leave crowded servers.