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How Many Controllers You Can Connect to Xbox One

How Many Controllers You Can Connect to Xbox One

If you’re a fan of multiplayer experiences then you’ll be enjoying the recent resurgence of games that support local play. You’ll also probably be wondering how many controllers you can connect to Xbox One if you own that particular console. Here’s what you need to know.

Many contemporary games lean more toward online multiplayer experiences; we’ve even seen games that traditionally incorporated local play toss it aside in sequel titles (think Call of Duty).

Thankfully, Microsoft ignored the trend towards online gaming, designing the Xbox One to accommodate local and online play with a console that supports the same number of controller connections as the previous 360 generation.

You can connect eight controllers to Xbox One, which is the same its predecessor hardware and twice the number of its rival, PS4.

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s how you connect/sync/pair your Xbox One controller:

  • Turn on your Xbox One and unpaired Xbox controller. The Xbox button will then flash, which indicates its looking for a console to sync with.
  • Now press and release the Connect button on your console. This is located on the bottom-right of your Xbox One X or S, but is on the left side of the console if you have an original Xbox One.
  • From here, press and hold the Connect button on your controller. You’ll find this small circular button on the top of your controller. The Xbox button should flash a few times, then stay solid once connected.

Now you’re good to go. Just remember to have sufficient profile options for your guest players before you jump into a local multiplayer game.

That’s all the information you should need about how many controllers you can connect to Xbox One. For more useful guides on Xbox One, be sure to search Twinfinite.

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Question: How many controllers can you connect to Xbox One?

Answer: You can connect eight controllers.

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