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The Oculus Become is a wonderful VR headset that’southward easy to leap into with a groovy motion controller to play games with. But, sometimes, you just tin can’t trounce the response and control afforded by a proper gamepad.

Oculus Go allows you lot to connect a more traditional controller via Bluetooth. Merely, don’t worry, y’all don’t have to buy some expensive new bit of kit to admission controller-based games; you may already have one sitting in your living room.

That’southward correct, PS4, Switch and (some) Xbox One controllers tin all be linked up with your Become. Only how exactly practice you do that and what tin can you practise with them? Check our handy guide below for all you need to know.

Download the Oculus App and connect your Go

The beginning matter to do is get your Go gear up upwards on a smartphone, which you’ve probably already done. Download the free Oculus app from the iOS or Android app stores, open up it up, and find settings on the bottom right. From here, y’all’ll exist able to pair your Go with your phone past selecting ‘Pair New Headset’. Oculus has prepared its own snazzy stride-by-step walkthrough to guide yous through that process that you tin’t get wrong with.


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Become ready to pair

At present for the important fleck. Back in settings, select your Go headset (it’ll need to exist on) to open a drop-downwards card. Hither you’ll observe a ‘Controller’ option. Press that and yous’ll come to another carte that volition list any already-connected devices, including your motion controller. Information technology’south “Pair New Controller” that we want; pressing that volition bring you to a blank screen that awaits a connection with your chosen device. What yous do adjacent depends on the controller you want to pair.

PS4 DualShock iv

For Sony’s PS4 controller, you demand to have it on hand, not connected to whatsoever other PS4 organisation. Press and concur both the PlayStation button (the circular push with the logo on it in the middle) and the Share button (located just left of the touchpad) at the same time. The controller’due south light will start to flash white, indicating it’s searching for connections. Cheque back in with your smartphone and you should eventually see “Controller Wireless Controller” listed. Tap that, and you lot’re connected.

Switch Pro controller

To a higher place: The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller feels great fifty-fifty if information technology isn’t worth $70.

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The Pro controller for Nintendo’s hybrid console is super-simple to connect. At the top of the device, adjacent to the charging port, is a small round push. Make certain your Pro isn’t currently synced with a Switch and and so press and hold that push. Flashing lights will announced and, in turn, you’ll see the controller show upward on your phone. Select it to pair your Switch controller to your Oculus Go.

Xbox I Due south controller

To a higher place: The Xbox One S.

Sadly, you tin’t use the get-go generation of Microsoft’s Xbox One controllers with your Go. Even the one that came with the Oculus Rift won’t work. If, all the same, you bought one of the Xbox Ane S controllers when they launched terminal year, or got one with the Xbox One X, you should exist skillful to become. At that place’s a round sync button at the top of the device, next to the charging port. All you need do is hold that and the controller should eventually bear witness upward on your phone. Tap the name and get into the game.

Tips for using a gamepad with Oculus Go

Truthfully, pairing your gamepad with your Go is only half the battle; they’re tricky to use, too. I would definitely recommend but sticking to the Go’s motion controller when using the usual menu; the headset gets easily confused and often won’t show yous the right menus then select the app you desire with the issued controller then make the switch.

The other big trouble is latency; in that location’s a lot of it. Some button presses tin can become completely unregistered, so it’s important to press and hold them until you become the desired effect. This manifestly makes some games hard to play, then you might desire to choose slower experiences.

What games tin can I play with gamepad?

There aren’t a not bad bargain of Oculus Go games that support gamepads, just there are some skilful ones all the same. Perhaps the most obvious pick is stealthy sneaking game, Republique, which is pretty well playable once you adjust to the latency. It’s a piddling more than of a hassle to control Oculus’ complimentary Herobound games, just worth a shot if you’re willing to put up with the fight. Personally? I have to give a shout out to Land’south Finish, a bright exploration game that’s ho-hum pace won’t be an consequence.

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