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Xbox One keyboard/mouse support launches November 14

Fortnite will be one of the first games to support keyboard and mouse play on the Xbox One

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 11, 2018 at 12:10 am CST (1 min, 12 secs time to read)

If there's one thing that console gamers need it would have to be keyboard and mouse support surely, with Microsoft set to unleash the best control method for gamers on November 14.

Xbox One keyboard/mouse support launches November 14 |

One of the early games to support keyboard and mouse on the Xbox One is Fortnite, which is home to 8.3 million concurrent players... and now a large chunk of them can have infinitely better aim and controls on the Xbox One. Fortnite's matchmaking process will set you up with other keyboard and mouse gamers on the Xbox One, so you don't obliterate normal gamers who are using controllers.

Most keyboards and mice will work on the Xbox One, but Microsoft is also launching a new "Designed for Xbox" program that will see keyboards and mice designed specifically for the Xbox One. These upcoming peripherals will include a dedicated Xbox key, and rock support for the Xbox One's unique Dynamic Lighting feature that will change hues in-game.

Razer is currently Microsoft's "exclusive" partner for the first Designed for Xbox keyboards and mice, and they will drop at CES 2019 in January.

Last updated: Nov 12, 2018 at 06:11 am CST

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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