A new construction has arrived for the dragon flight (opens in a new tab) beta and it looks like World of Warcraft might get official controller support in the new expansion. Both Xbox and PlayStation controller assets that are “linked to controller bindings” have been tweaked in the latest build, according to Ice Veins (opens in a new tab).
This news certainly adds weight to any speculation that WoW could appear on Xbox after the Microsoft acquisition, assuming it goes ahead (opens in a new tab) Of course Equally though, it may just be part of the push towards better accessibility for the nearly 18-year-old MMO—something that many of the UI updates in Dragonflight seem to focus on.
“Agbattle” option was previously added to the Dragonflight beta. If it’s enabled, it means you won’t need to tab between enemies to target them—instead, you’ll automatically block the nearest enemy in the direction your character is facing. You can also assign an Interact key in the beta, which again would make using a controller much easier.
During it is it is possible to use a controller with an in-game console command (opens in a new tab) in Shadowlands, it’s not intuitive at all and quite difficult to set up. So if Blizzard is pushing for more user-friendly controller support, that can only be a good thing, regardless of what happens with Microsoft.