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Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm: Controller Not Working Fix

Prefer using a controller on PC? Here's how to get it working with Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm!

Fighting games tend to be easier using a controller rather than keyboard and mouse when you’re playing on PC. However, that can be difficult when the game isn’t recognizing your controller. So, here’s how to fix the controller not working issue in Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections.

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How to Fix Your Controller Not Working in Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm

PS4 controllers seem to be recognized by the game with fewer issues. But I’ll cover a couple of potential fixes if your controller isn’t working, regardless of its model.

Use Steam Big Picture Mode

First, use Steam’s Big Picture Mode if you aren’t already. You launch it by clicking on the rectangular icon by your account name on the top right of Steam. If you tend to use a controller for most games, you can also head into settings and have Steam launch in Big Picture Mode by default. This can help fix the issue in some cases, but you’ll likely need to use the following step as well.

Unplug Your Keyboard Before Launching the Game

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If this doesn’t help, try unplugging your keyboard and then launching Naruto x Boruto. This should force the game to recognize your controller since it’s the only input device available to play with. After launching the game, you should be able to plug your keyboard back in and continue using your controller. The downside is that you’ll likely have to unplug your keyboard each time you launch the game to keep using the controller until the issue is officially fixed through patches.

And that covers how to fix the controller not working issue in Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections. Of course, you should try your controller on other games to make sure it’s not a problem with the controller itself. But this issue is so common right now that it’s unlikely your controller has broken. From here, check out our NxB guides hub for more topics like the difference between Simple and Normal controls or how to change region.


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Melissa Sarnowski has been working as a gaming writer professionally for two years, having been at GameSkinny for over a year now as a horror beat writer. She has an English degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison. While she focuses on all things horror, she also enjoys cozy games, MMOs like FFXIV and WoW, and any and everything in between.