Deep Silver Volition has recently come up with a new series of action-adventure open-world shooter and crime-chaos kind of video game called ‘Saints Row‘ which can be another GTA in multiple scenarios. Here players will be able to get the best-ever playground to go wild in a fictional city of crime ‘Santo Ileso.’ As a newly released title, it requires more optimizations, and recently some players have started facing Saints Row Controller not working on the PC.
Well, this isn’t a new issue for PC games because plenty of other games are available that conflict with the controller on the PC. Even though most games go through many stages to assure quality before the full official release, some issues can go untouched for sure. Luckily, unfortunate players are active enough to discover such issues or common bugs once they start playing. Now, Saints Row PC players are reporting controller-related issues.
Fix: Saints Row Controller Not Working on PC
It becomes frustrating a lot because even after connecting the gamepad/controller, some PC games either can’t detect the controller or the inputs don’t work properly. Meanwhile, the chances are high that your controller driver isn’t installed on the system or there is an issue with the USB port. Sometimes a wobbly or loose USB connectivity can prevent the controller to work properly. Fortunately, some workarounds might help you.
1. Reboot the PC
Make sure to restart your computer after closing the game and Epic Games Launcher because a normal reboot to the system may fix multiple temporary glitches or cache data issues. You should try it out.
2. Reconnect your Controller/Gamepad
You’ll have to exit the Saints Row game and close Epic Games Launcher, then turn off your controller/gamepad. Now, turn on the controller/gamepad and connect to your computer. Once done, ensure to relaunch the Saints Row game on the PC to check for the issue.
3. Unplug Mouse/Keyboard or Other Peripherals
You should also unplug all the external peripherals from your PC, such as the keyboard, mouse, printer, USB drives, and more. Then, reconnect the necessary USB devices to the PC to check for the issue. If the problem gets fixed, there is an issue with the USB device or your PC system had some glitch earlier.
4. Press Alt+Enter keys
If you’re in the gameplay sessions and the controller gets disconnected automatically or can’t get recognized suddenly, then make sure to press the Alt+Enter keys on the keyboard to get out of the game screen. Then going back to the game screen again may fix the issue whatsoever.
5. Switch Screen Refresh Rate to 60Hz
Another step you’ll need to follow is to switch the screen refresh rate of your monitor to 60Hz which is basic or recommended. Sometimes a higher screen refresh rate can trigger several glitches. To do so:
- Press the Win+I keys to open Windows Settings.
- Now, go to System > Click on Display.
- Scroll down a bit on the right pane > Click on Advanced display settings.
- Here you can find out and select the 60Hz refresh rate easily. If it’s already set to 60Hz, you don’t need to change it.
6. Select High Performance in Graphics Settings
- Click on the Start menu > Search for Graphics Settings and get into it.
- Inside this, make sure that the Desktop app is selected > Click on Browse.
- File Explorer window will open and head over to the installed Epic Games Launcher folder.
- Go to the Saints Row folder > Select the SaintsRow.exe application.
- Click on Add to include it in the list.
- Now, search for the game in the list > Click on Options of Saints Row.
- Then click on High Performance.
- Click on Save then try launching the game again to check for the issue.
7. Use DS4Windows
- Download the DS4Windows tool from the internet on the PC.
- Now, install the tool and make sure to run the DS4Updater (exe) file from the installation folder.
- Head over to the directory and double-click on the file to run it. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to allow admin access. It’ll install the latest DS4Windows app on your PC.
- Open the DS4Windows tool > Go to the Settings tab from the interface.
- Click on ‘Hide DS4 Controller’ to enable/checkmark it.
- Make sure to close the interface and check for the issue again.
8. Try Using a Wired Controller
If none of the methods worked for you, try using a wired/generic controller to the PC by using a USB cable to check for the issue. The chances are high that somehow the Bluetooth connectivity of the controller can’t hold its nerves with your PC’s connectivity or vice versa.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.