How to Play WoW With a Logitech Controller

By Sam Orr
Most computer game controllers use USB ports to plug into your desktop or laptop computer.

"World of Warcraft" (WoW) is a massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG), a game where players anywhere can battle and forge alliances in a fantasy world. Some gamers and fans of the game prefer controller gameplay to mouse-and-keyboard gameplay, and generic video game controllers can be used in their place to improve the "World of Warcraft" gaming experience.

Plug your Logitech controller into a USB port on your computer, usually located in the back of a desktop computer and the side or back of a laptop computer. Your controller will be recognized as long as your drivers--in particular, your device drivers--are updated. (See Resources.)

Run your "World of Warcraft" game from your desktop or Start menu. Log in to your account, choose a realm and a character by clicking the character's name, and log in.

Press the "Esc" button to bring up a traditional "pause options" menu without pausing the game. Click on "Options," "Gameplay," and set your controls to your controller. Map your buttons by clicking on an action and then pressing a button on the controller to correspond with this action.

Tip

Relegate the D-pad, or arrows of the controller, to commonly used attacks, and leave the navigation to the analog sticks.

About the Author

Sam Orr has been writing since 2006. Specializing in electronics, video games, music and home improvement, he writes for various online publications. Orr is studying physics at Ohio State University.