Standard Xbox One controllers can now be partly remapped thanks to NXOE

Last week's New Xbox One Experience update for Microsoft's console brought with it the ability to remap the standard Xbox One controller for the first time. Microsoft is now offering some details on how this new feature works.

Microsoft says that the remapping features are available via the console's Xbox Accessories app. It states:

"For standard controllers, you can now swap button pairs. For example, if you choose to map LB to X, then X is automatically mapped to LB. This maintains that all buttons are always mapped on a standard controller. You can do multiple button swaps in sequence to move button commands to where you want them to be on the controller. When buttons are remapped on a standard controller, the remapping is not transferrable to other consoles. In other words, if you move to another console, you'll need to go through the remapping process again with that new console."

Microsoft adds that this will work with both first-party and third-party controllers made for the Xbox One, but remapping won't work for PC users yet; that will happen in an upcoming update. Owners of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller have much more remapping options to choose from.

Source: Major Nelson

John Callaham
  • I know it's bit off topic but, is the elite controller chargeable? Or do we have to change it's batteries?
  • If you've ever used an Xbox controller at any point in the past that's how it works.
  • Basically after the disposable batteries run dry its a wired controller
  • Or you buy a rechargeable battery pack...?
  • Or more disposable batteries?
  • Good. Now I can fix the weird remap of the survival instinct they did between Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
  • I haven't gotten the new game yet... To what did they change it?
  • I'm actually playing both games at the same time and prefer Rise of The Tomb Raider's controls.
  • The batteries are removable so you can use any type of AAA batts, rechargeable or not. It comes with two AAA alkaline batts out of the box. I got an elite and I bought the play and charge kit. I reckon a pair of Eneloop is better.
  • *AA?
  • ive been using hipstreet's usbcell best thing ive ever bought.
  • I was hoping we would get macro-style customization on the Elite. Don't really see the usefulness of just remapping buttons tbh.
  • It's pretty good actually, when I play Borderlands, I remap rb to rs and lb to rb.
  • If you remap buttons, and a game has prompts, does it change the prompt?  Like, if a game says "Hit LT" and you remap LT to LB, will it then say "Hit LB" instead?
  • No
  • I'm not sure why someone downvoted you (currently a -1), but thanks for the response.  I actually would like this.  I never liked the "Trigger" vs "button" designation.  T is for top and B is for bottom in my head, lol.  I always preferred PS configuration of L1, L2, R1, R2.  But I don't want to switch back
  • B stands for bumper, maybe make it a little easier mentally ha.
  • Not really, lol.  It's one of those things I just can't get completely used to.  I don't know if I'm slightly dyslexic or what...  I also mix up 3s 5s and 8s when trying to remember a number.  I can read/write things just fine, but the memorization is tricky for me.  It may have something to do with all that drinking in my 20s.....
  • I'd say that's why it's not that usefull on a PC. PC Games normally allow you to change the buttons in the game and they do change the prompts.
  • Xbox games that allow you to change the buttons also change the prompts. This is a separate app though so the game thinks 'x' when your hitting whatever button you assigned to x.
  • I want to be able to dim the Xbox button.
  • I think that's just me... Too bright when playing at night and lights off... Also an volume control will be sweet as my xOne is much more louder then my cable decoder
  • I really can't tell the difference between low & high brightness guess it doesn't work
  • Sweet
  • Seems a bit limited compared to the Steam controller's level of customization.