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It seems Blizzard is adding gamepad support for World of Warcraft in the Shadowlands expansion.

Earlier today, the first Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 33978 became available for datamining and while Alpha still is not up yet, we learned that Allied Races no longer require grinding reputations to Exalted and the good news continue as grayson discovered what looks like gamepad support in the game files, making it possible without the use of third-party addons like ConsolePort to play the game with a controller.

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Source: Marlamin (Twitter)

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I'm definitely curious on how controller support would work for WoW, specially since few abilities are skillshots akin to other MMORPGs built with controller in mind. I had no idea there was even an addon for that.

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2 hours ago, Migol said:

...how would you have even remotely close to enough buttons?   

You'd have modifiers like R2 L2 I imagine.

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If you treat the D-pad like another set of action buttons, you have two groups of 4 on the main controller face. Add L2 and R2 modifiers, and you're at 24 buttons. Main cooldowns go on L1 and R1, with modifiers available as well you can have 4 primary CDs easy access. 

Targeting and typing are the main hurdles to overcome for WoW and a controller.

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I've used controllers for 13 years and I feel if they don't allow mapable mouse movement then it will feel bad. I provide tutorials and stream on fb.gg/igorthecruel if anyone wants to see my methods. 

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