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How to Fix Controller Not Working in Sonic Frontiers

Sonic is lost on an ancient island filled with strange creatures.

Fight multiple enemies and explore a world of action, adventure, and mystery.

There are five gigantic islands with forests, waterfalls, and desert landscapes.

Complete side quests, solve puzzles and scale enormous structures.

There are portals all around the island and you can go into Cyber Space levels.

Defeat colossal enemies by combining moves like dodges, parries, counters, and combos.

Discover the secrets of the remains of an ancient civilization taken over by robotic hordes.

In this guide, you’ll learn why is your gamepad or controller not working, detecting, or switching in Sonic Frontiers and how to fix it.

Fix 1: Disable Steam Input

  1. Open Steam and log in to your account.
  2. Go to your library and right-click “Sonic Frontiers”.
  3. Select Properties > Controller > Override for Sonic Frontiers.
  4. Select “Disable Steam Input”.

Note: If disabling Steam Input does not fix your controller, try enabling it instead.

Fix 2: Launch Steam and the game as an administrator

  • Right-click Steam > properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > tick > Apply > OK.
  • Right-click the Sonic Frontiers application > properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > tick > Apply > OK.

Fix 3: Enable configuration support

  1. Open Steam and log in to your account.
  2. Select Steam > Settings > Controller > General Controller Settings.
  3. If you’re using a PlayStation controller, enable “PlayStation Configuration Support”.
  4. If you’re using an Xbox controller, enable “Xbox Configuration Support”.

Note: If your controller is still not working, try disabling PlayStation/Xbox Configuration Support instead.

Fix 4: Other troubleshooting methods

  • Unplug external unused USB devices (Logitech racing wheel, Thrustmaster racing wheel, additional controllers, etc.).
  • Open Steam > Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache.
  • Unplug and replug your controller (it can be simply a loose plug).

Further reading

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