A brand new construct has arrived for the Dragonflight (opens in new tab) beta and it appears that evidently World of Warcraft might get official controller assist within the new enlargement. Each Xbox and PlayStation controller belongings that are “tied to controller bindings” have been datamined within the newest construct, in line with Icy Veins (opens in new tab).
This information definitely provides weight to any hypothesis that WoW may present up on Xbox after the Microsoft acquisition, assuming it goes ahead (opens in new tab) in fact. Equally although, it might simply be a part of the push in the direction of higher accessibility choices for the practically 18-year-old MMO—one thing that lots of the UI updates in Dragonflight seem like specializing in.
An “motion fight” choice was beforehand added to the Dragonflight beta. If enabled, this implies you will not have to tab between enemies to focus on them—as an alternative, you’ll mechanically lock on to the closest enemy within the course your character is going through. You can too assign an Work together key within the beta, which once more would make utilizing a controller a lot simpler.
Whereas it is attainable to make use of a controller through an in-game console command (opens in new tab) in Shadowlands, it is under no circumstances intuitive and fairly fiddly to arrange. So if Blizzard is pushing towards extra user-friendly controller assist that may solely be a superb factor, no matter what occurs with Microsoft.