Does Rainbow Six Mobile Have Controller Support? Supported Devices, Gyroscopic, More

Rainbow Six Mobile controller support is a hot topic, but what have the developers said?

Rainbow Six Mobile controller support
Will Rainbow Six Mobile support controllers and gyroscopic controllers? Our explainer reveals all. | © Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Mobile is a port of Ubisoft's highly-competitive tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege. The latter game is available on PC, as well as Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and naturally, that means it has native support for controllers. But will Rainbow Six Mobile?

That game is set to be released on iOS and Android devices, two platforms that support a wide array of controllers, but native support within games is often patchy.

When it comes to Rainbow Six Mobile, it will likely be a make-or-break moment for many would-be players who may have played the mainline game with a controller or simply aren't comfortable playing an FPS on a touchscreen. Then there is the question of gyroscopic controls, which, for some, makes aiming far easier.

Rainbow Six Mobile is currently in and out of alpha testing, and there are still many questions surrounding the title, but what have the developers said about controller support? Here is everything we know.

Does Rainbow Six Mobile Have Controller Support?

No - controller support is currently not a feature in the most recent alpha tests, which have only supported touch screen controls.

However, all hope is not lost, as a recent developer QnA session held on the Rainbow Six Mobile Twitter revealed that support for gyroscopic controls will be available in "future test phases."

Pressed on controller support, the developers revealed that "more information" would be shared at a "later date."

It's clear from this information that the developers are actively looking to support as many control schemes as possible.

It is also interesting to note that the developers of another Ubisoft, Tom Clancy, and mobile title, The Division Resurgence, have confirmed that controller support is actively being worked on - though it didn't feature in the first alpha test.

What Are Gyroscopic Controls?

Gyroscopic controls work using Gyro sensors embedded in most modern smartphones. By tilting your phone, these sensors can track movement, and this has become a popular way to aim in games such as Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG.

With Rainbow Six Mobile having the ability to crouch, prone, lean, and rappel, being able to use gyroscopic controls will prove very useful as it frees up your fingers for shooting and using utility.

The developers clearly have this in mind with it comes to Rainbow Six Mobile, so it is great to hear that they were actively working on its implementation.

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