How to Use Diablo 3 PC Controller?

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Created and released by Blizzard Entertainmenton May 15, 2012, Diablo 3, the third installment in the Diablo series, is described as a great action role-playing video game about dungeon crawler. After more than one year, a console version was introduced for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 3, 2013. And the next release for Xbox One and PlayStation4 was on August 19, 2014.

So, how to use Diablo 3 PC controller exactly?

Read our post, and you will know instantly!

A quick glance at Diablo 3 PC controller

Using a Windows machine with Pinnacle Game Profile and an Xbox 360 controller is our best selection after we’ve tried many kinds of software. In case you have a Mac, Joystick Mapper and 360Controller Driver might be a good choice. Although it’s genuinely a reasonable setup for lots of games, Diablo 3 needs another option.

Allow us to show you the following things, including:

  • A Windows PC, of course
  • Pinnacle Game Profiler (you can use a 20-day trial and then pay $9.99 for a lifetime license)
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows (you need to have the USB wireless receiver)
  • Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Controller Driver for Windows
  • A custom Diablo 3 Pinnacle profile (depending on your preference, you can choose this one or that one)

Especially, whenever having all the stuff above, everything will work out of the box. Just hook up the wireless receiver, match the Xbox 360 controller with the receiver, and then you’re ready to play. Although you only have a 20-day trial, you can enjoy free and decide to buy it later.

Why use Pinnacle Game Profiler?

The primary reason you should use Pinnacle in Diablo 3 PC controller is due to the built-in “mouse spring” features. Since you cannot use other software to perform this game, availing Pinnacle allows you to control the joystick and then return to the middle of the screen with ease.

Additionally, you can program fixed actions like left-click when the joystick is forced a given percentage of the whole distance it can be pushed. Later, you are able to tweak and alter things.


Determining how to improve the Diablo 3 PC controller is a critical design choice as well. We recognize that about 90% actions in this game are mainly fighting, breaking up stuff and robbing. Hence, you need to optimize the controller to play better.

Another important thing that you should notice is all about classes. The classes that base on long range and precision clicking tend to be more robust to play than smash-and-grab ones. When it comes to the controller, we suggest you should choose Barbarian, Crusader or Monk.

And in case you have any question related to Diablo 3, don’t mind asking us now. Or just wait for our upcoming posts so that you can get more great information about this game.