Mouse and Keyboard Support Coming for Xbox One Next Week

By Kevin Tavore, 4 months ago
If you're a competitive online gamer, you've likely encountered the argument that people who use keyboard and mouse adapters on Xbox are cheating. It's a great debate that's gone on for ages, though there's little statistical evidence to back up the idea that the average users of the peripherals are in fact more skilled than those who use a controller (though it's clear the best of the best have an extreme advantage). In fact, Gears of War 4 experimented with PC and Xbox crossplay and found no correlation between a higher winrate and your platform of choice. All that said, prepare for the argument to get even louder. Keyboard and mouse support is coming to Xbox One.

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What does this mean? Next week, a patch will be released to enable it. You'll be able to plug and play, and Microsoft will also produce dedicated products in association with Razer. The first games to support it will be Fortnite and Warframe, with more coming soon. The announcement indicates everyone will get keyboard and mouse support, but the game patches will only be available to Xbox Insiders, so it's not clear at this time who exactly will be able to play. Regardless, soon enough you can expect many games to begin supporting this much requested feature.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.