The ability of Xbox One controller to remap its buttons is definitely a feature that Xbox lovers can’t pass by.
Have you ever been puzzled by the fact that you have to choose among a big bunch of preset? Luckily, it doesn’t matter anymore. With the recent launch of the New Xbox One Experience, button remapping is now here. Xbox One lovers can take control the way multiple games across on this latest update.
Turned out as the spotlight among Microsoft’s products, the new Xbox One update hit a couple of days ago for all users. Not only is it faster and easier to navigate, but it also adds backwards compatibility for more than a hundred Xbox 360 games. Moreover, it includes control remapping options letting gamers change the function of their controller’s buttons, Microsoft‘s Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb claimed yesterday. A full version of the button remapping feature is available for both the Xbox One Elite controller, and standard Xbox One controllers.
The ability of Xbox One controller to remap its buttons is definitely a feature that Xbox lovers can’t pass by
Users wanting remap their standard Xbox One controllers have so many options to choose. Among them, the easiest way is to launch the Xbox Accessories app, although button remapping is also available within the Xbox One’s Settings app.
With Xbox One Accessories app, users can remap buttons, set trigger and thumbstick. In addition, it makes you control a whole host of other options in an easier way. Even some of these features are now available to all controllers, not only to elite ones.
Button remapping automatically swaps button pairs, which kept no button left without any function. When you move your RT to your LT, then by default, your LT will serve your new RT. Remap multiple buttons feature is also available as well.
However, besides many advantages, users should be aware of some limitations. Firstly, they need to understand that the standard controller is definitely not as extensive as Elite one.
But any buttons you remap on a single Xbox One console is not transferrable, so if you go over someone’s house, don’t expect all of your buttons to be remapped as they were at your home console.
With Y button to use as the X button, the X button will then automatically switch to serve as the Y button. It is free to continue swapping with remap button, but you can remove an input from the controller or have multiple buttons all do the same thing (both of which are possible with an Elite).
Another limitation of note is that these configurations are system-wide (not game-specific) and are only saved to your local console; if you move to a different system, you’ll have to redo the setup. As there’s currently no PC support, users still have to wait for a launch at a later time.