Battlefield 2042 console players want mouse and keyboard support

The arrival of cross-play gave rise to another great, often neglected feature of new consoles: their ability to support mouse and keyboard. Battlefield 2042 supports cross-play between PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S – but only PC players get the choice of input device.

If you’re playing on PS5 or Xbox Series X/S, you can only use the consoles’ default controllers. On PC, however, you can easily plug in a controller and enjoy the best of both worlds. Battlefield 2042 even supports on-the-fly input swapping, which allows players to fly/drive vehicles using a controller and keep mouse and keyboard for infantry combat.

This is in stark contrast to Battlefield 2042’s competitors, chiefly Call of Duty – which has been allowing both input methods on every platform for years now. Indeed, this is also the case for Halo Infinite.

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