The controller support for this game is a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ joke 3 full days and im still unable to play the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game with a controller its one thing or another either my joysticks work great but buttons do fa like zoom ect or get buttons to work but cant go up or down. Like wtf is wrong game is out on consoles so it should be a easy ♥♥♥♥♥♥ set up im beyond confused. If you have any technical problems or account issues regarding War Thunder, please, contact our Customer Support team.
When I started on War Thunder PS4, I did not like the controls at all. It was confusing and made it very difficult to pilot the aircraft. If you have this problem, then this should help you out.
Note: The only controls I use are Realistic Controls. Even in Arcade Battles. People who use Mouse Aim and Simplified Controls aren't actually flying the aircraft because of the Virtual Instructor. Having the VI turned on prevents stalls. This may help some people, but I personally feel that it limits what I can do with my aircraft. Now, enter the controls menu, select Realistic Controls at the top of the screen, and let's get to it.
Mouse Usage: View
Virtual Instructor: No
Toggle Controls: Not Assigned
These are all your personal preference. PM me if you want to know my settings.
Main Control Axes
This is the really important stuff. My options basically make your PS4 controller a Model Airplane controller.
War Thunder Xbox One Controller
Throttle Axis: Left Stick: Up-Down
Hold Throttle for WEP: Yes
Roll Axis: Right Stick: Left-Right
Pitch Axis: Right Stick: Up-Down
Yaw Axis: Left Stick: Left-Right
Roll, pitch, and yaw sensitivity ALL need to be at 0%. Anything more and the controls are too twitchy.
Invert Y-axis: Yes.
War Thunder Better With Controller
Note: For the pitch, yaw, and roll axis, the multiplier must be no less than 1. Any less and you are limiting the abilities of your aircraft. Nonlinearity for these controls should be no less than 2.0. When it comes to throttle, you want a multiplier of 0.5 with relative control activated.
Toggle Flaps: Not Assigned
Flaps Down: Right button
Flaps Up: Left button
Toggle Airbrake: Up button + Square
Toggle Gear: Up button
How To Play War Thunder With Controller
Make sure the Y-axis isn't inverted and your view sensitivity is 0%.
Toggle View: Triangle button
View in Battle-Air(X-axis): R3 button + Left Stick: Left-Right
View in Battle-Air(X-axis): R3 button + Left Stick: Up-Down
War Thunder With Xbox Controller
Note: If you want more details or if you need help changing certain options, PM me. I don't have MEC set up since I don't play simulator. If you want tips on certain aspects of flying, PM me. I'll tell you how to do it. If you want to talk to me on a chat party on the PlayStation, my gamer-tag is SgtSnootful. I hope this helps you. Have a nice day.