Xbox October Update Adds Keyboard Mapping for Controllers



By: Jason Siu


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The Xbox October update is rolling out, which adds keyboard mapping for controllers and more

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This month’s Xbox update is rolling out, adding keyboard mapping for Xbox controllers, an easy way to import game captures from your Xbox for editing in Clipchamp, and the ability for users to set their preferences for optional diagnostic data across their Xbox devices. In addition, some users will see an experiment that makes it easier to jump into a game with friends, straight from their profile page.

With the update, users can map controller buttons on their Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and the Xbox Adaptive Controller to a keyboard. It has been a requested feature from the PC gaming and accessibility communities. This helps expand controller input capabilities in games that have numerous commands, have limited remapping capabilities, or do not support controllers at all. Starting this week, the Xbox Accessories app will support controller-to-keyboard input mapping on both PC and console.

The next major feature is the ability to easily import game captures from the Xbox network to Microsoft Clipchamp, which is the built-in video editor on Windows PC. Users should see a new “Xbox” option in Clipchamp in the import panel. After signing into the Xbox network, users can select and import game captures for editing in Clipchamp.

Finally, Xbox is updating the optional diagnostic data controls so that they’re account-based. This way, once users select their preferences on one gaming device, they won’t need to they won’t need to set them again on any other gaming device. As a reminder, you can view your optional diagnostic data settings by pushing the Xbox button, then going to Settings > Account > Privacy & online safety > Data collection.

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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