2K games’ most ambitious wrestling game, WWE 2k22 made its debut with much more refined gameplay improvements and robust fighting mechanics from the previous titles. The beautiful visuals, real-life wrestlers, special moves, finishers, and everything, glorifies the wrestling genre at the finest level. The game was praised by many fans and critics and received an overall score of 75 in Metacritic. However, there are technical issues that prevent it from being fully enjoyable. Issues like controller/gamepad not working have caused a headache among players. Is there a fix? Continue reading the article to know more about WWE 2k22 and how to fix the gamepad/controller not working.
Features of WWE 2k22.
The devs of the game wanted to bring major improvements to the game as well as wanted to add more content that capture the excitement and they did. WWE 2k22 has plenty of new game modes that players can try out to take a break from regular story mode or who prefer polishing their skills like GM mode, Showcase mode, and has a few elements of simulation mode to keep things fresh. The game is a major step up in terms of gameplay surely provides a pleasant experience. Overall it is a fun game and you should grab it if you enjoy wrestling in general or in games.
How to fix controller/gamepad not working in WWE 2k22.
WWE 2k22 suffers from a few bugs, however, they are not that major and require only a few steps to fix. We have mentioned fixes below that you can try to get your controller working in the game.
Restart your PC.
Every user knows this obvious method but is often overlooked by fans and is something you should try. So, consider restarting your PC and then try launching the game to see if it fixes anything.
Exit the game and turn on/off your controller
If you’ve plugged in your controller and the game is not recognizing it, turn off the game and switch off your controller. Try turning on your controller again and plug it into your PC and open WWE 2k22 again.
Unplug the mouse/keyboard and every other external device.
Using this fix has worked for many people and it should work for you as well. Unplug the mouse, keyboard, and see if the controller is responding or not, then connect the keyboard and mouse back if you want to. Also try to unplug USB devices like headsets, additional joysticks, and additional USB adapters and launch the game to check if they aren’t interfering with controllers.
Press alt + enter simultaneously
Once you launch WWE 2k22, press the Alt + Enter key at the same time and see if the controller is working properly or not.
Run Steam in big picture mode.
Launch Steam in big picture mode and then start the game to see if the controller is working or not. In Steam, click on big picture mode on the top right side and then click on continue. Once the big picture mode is activated, click on library and launch WWE 2k22 and check the controller. You can also click on “games” on the left side of the screen, and then locate the game to open it.
Change refresh rate to 60 Hz.
Changing refresh rate has helped many gamers fix their controller issue in WWE 2k22. To do this, click on the start menu and then “Settings”. Go to “System” and click on “Display”. Navigate below until you see “advanced display settings” and click on it. In the refresh rate section, change it to 60Hz and launch the game.
Launch the game in windowed mode using the config file.
You can modify the value of the WWE 2k22 config.ini to launch the game in windowed mode as this can fix the controller bug. For this, launch File Explorer and go to “Documents” on the left side of the window, open the WWE 2k22 folder and under it, right-click on the config.ini file and open it with Notepad. Under the windowed section, change the “windowed = no” option to “Yes”. After this, click on File, and then click on “save”. Launch the game and see if the controllers are working or not.
Enable Steam Overlay.
Enabling Steam overlay has fixed the issue for many players. So, launch Steam and right-click on the game in the Steam library, and select “Properties”. Check the “Enable Steam Overlay while in-game” option and start WWE 2K22.
Configure the controller.
Try configuring your controller to see if there are any settings that might be preventing it from working. Click on the Steam option in the top left corner of the Steam Client and click on “Settings”. Go to the controller tab and click on “General Controller Settings” and click on “Continue”. If you have a PlayStation controller, check the “PlayStation configuration support” and if you have an Xbox controller, check the respective option and start the game.
Select High Performance in graphics settings.
Type “graphics setting” in the windows search box and open it. In the graphics settings, select “Desktop app”, click on “browse” and navigate to where you’ve installed the game. Select the game’s .exe file and click on the “Add” option. After this, select the game from the list and click on “Options”, set it to “high performance” and click on “Save”. Run WWE 2K22 and see if it fixed the issue or not.
Uncheck the controller in Steam controller settings.
In the Steam Client main window, click on “Steam” in the top left corner and click on “Settings”, select the controller tab and click on “general controller settings”. Uncheck all the configuration support and open the game.
Disable/Enable Steam input.
Many controller issues of games have been fixed by enabling/disabling Steam input and we urge you to do the same. Right-click on the game from the Steam Library and click on the controller option. Under the OVERRIDE FOR WWE 2K22 option, select “Disable Steam Input” and run the game. If the issue still persists, “Enable Steam Input” in the same way.
Use DS4 Window.
Go to Google and search the DS4 window program and download it. After installing, type DS4Windows and launch the app. Click on Yes and click on the “Settings” tab and check “Hide DS4 controller”, launch the game, and check if the error persists.
Use Wired controller.
If Bluetooth wireless controller is not working in the game, you can turn off Bluetooth and connect it via USB to check if the game is recognizing your controller or not.
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