Is your controller not working in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2)?
Is your controller not switching, detected, or locked on Steam/PS4/PS5?
If so, you won’t be able to use your controller to play the game.
MW2 has a lot of bugs and glitches that they are working on fixing.
In this guide, you’ll learn why is your controller not working, detecting, or switching in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) and how to fix it.
Why is my controller not working in MW2?
Your controller is not working in MW2 because it is set to “Use default settings”.
Steam Input allows you to play any controller-supported game with any device.
The input will translate your input into something the game understands.
Unfortunately, Steam Input does not always work for all games.
For example, the input does not work for some people playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Many users are complaining about the issue on the internet.
“MW2 won’t let me switch to my controller and is locked on my mouse and keyboard”.
“Having the same issue unable to switch”.
How to fix controller not working in Modern Warfare 2
To fix controller not working in Modern Warfare 2, you need to disable the Steam input in your controller settings.
This will fix most controller issues that you’re having with MW2.
Here’s how to disable the Steam input:
- Open Steam and log in to your account.
- Go to your Steam library and right-click “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II”.
- Select “Properties”.
- Select “Controller”.
- Change the dropdown box to “Disable Steam Input”.
After you’ve disabled the Steam input, close MW2 (if you still have it open).
Lastly, restart MW2 and your controller should work.
Many users said that disabling the Steam input fixed their controllers.
“This worked thanks!” by Ellite25, the Reddit user that reported the issue.
“Thank you, I was ready to just buy it on Battle.net or something” by Kaos_Bigguy.
“Doing that and reinstalling fixed it, thanks”, a reply another Reddit user.