How To Reduce Input Lag With Controller On PC

October 10, 2022
Try out this trick to reduce the lag input on your Controller for PC.

If you are a gamer that plays on his PC but with a controller, you probably have noticed some lag input from your controller and the game is lacking at some points. The reason behind that is that controllers have a custom default setting set up that may lag your game.

This guide will show you how to reduce the input lag for your controller on PC.

How To Reduce Input Lag With Controller On PC

There are different controllers with various lag inputs. To get the best experience while playing with a controller, you need to have the right one.

By far the best controller for any PC gameplay is the DualShock v2 Bluetooth controller. This is the standard PS4 controller, and it has been confirmed that the lag input on this one is +2.8 ms.

Here is a list of some of the more popular controllers and their lag inputs:

  • DualShock 4 v2 Bluetooth = +2.8 MS
  • Dualshock 4 v1 Bluetooth = +4.3 MS
  • Razer Naga Original = +4.7 MS
  • ASUS ROG Gladius = +4.9 MS
  • Steam Controller Wired Button = +5.9 MS
  • Stratus XL Wired Button = +6.9 MS
  • Xbox One Controller = +7.2 MS
  • Xbox 360 Controller Wired = +8.4 MS

To reduce the lag input of each of these controllers, you will need to download hidusbf. Once that has been downloaded, you can extract it in a brand new folder anywhere on your PC.

Open up the Driver folder and click on Setup.

Once the setup process has begun, you want to look for this specific module:

  • USB Composite Device (USB Audio Device – Wireless Controller; HID – Compliant game controller)

Make sure that has a filter status of Yes and press install.

To confirm that you’ve completed your job, unplug the controller and when this module is removed from the installer, try plugging it in and when it comes back, the rate should stay at 1000. When it’s at 1000, you will know for sure that you’ve overclocked the controller.