How To Play Assetto Corsa With A Controller

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The majority of sim-racers out there would love to play Assetto Corsa with a force feedback wheel. However, it might not be an option for all.

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So here's how to play Assetto Corsa with a controller! And naturally, playing Assetto Corsa with a controller is possible, and it's not as bad as some paint it out to be.

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Why controllers?

We know, we know, all you hardcore racers are definitely not fond of them. And that's because wheels just provide an experience that is the truest to real racing. And that's a key feature of Assetto Corsa as a simulator in the first place! As the developers mention, "designed to faithfully recreate the performance and the driving experience". To provide the experience that is most true to racing a real car. And wheels can be to most, a big part of that experience.

Playing Assetto Corsa with a Controller
A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE: Driving with a controller is a different experience that feels different, but yields similar results!

However, getting your hands on a wheel might be a bit difficult, as they're a bit pricey. But there are different wheels to meet your needs and your budget! You can check out all the options you have from different sites, such as Thrustmasters' wide array of wheels! But make sure that any peripherals you eye are supported by Assetto Corsa!

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Assetto Corsa controller setup

If you're playing on a console, this shouldn't be any difficulty as you can just plug and play. But on PC, there are a few more steps to connecting your controller to steam. And there's plenty of tutorials out there, but we've picked out a clear one for you made by Chupacabra Tutorials.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpZxbkNLH0E

How to connect your PS4 Controller to your PC from Steam!.

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Moreover, using a controller isn't as comfy as using a wheel as we mentioned. But that doesn't mean you can't be fast with your controller! As we all know, one of the fastest players on the pad is Louis Welch. Who is an icon in F1, and you can read the tips he gives all pad players right here!

Not a weakness, but a reason to get better

You're all ready to play Assetto Corsa with your controller now! One last thing you need to do is to fine tune your settings! This is an important part of sim-racing now matter how you're steering. So, there's players on the forums who have figured out settings that make driving smoother. However, some preference is involved, so make sure to edit to your comfort!

Playing AC with a Controller isn't a weakness!
CONTROLLING YOUR EXPERIENCE: WIth so much options and settings for your controller, you can control the feel and the experience in the game!
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Are you ready to put the pedal to the metal? It's time for you to get practicing with your pad, and to show off your speed on the tracks. And we gave you all you need to know in order to get going. For more on Assetto Corsa, make sure to tune back in right here at Racing Games!