Xbox 360 Controllers

All supported Xbox 360 controller features, including a list of known compatible Xbox 360 controllers.

Cronus Zen supports most Xbox 360 original and licensed third-party controllers. They can be connected to all compatible gaming systems with full Mod & GPC scripting capabilities.

Be sure to read the following important information before you begin to setup your controller. Stick to the basics and everything will be gravy👍

Main Supported Features

Main Features

Notes

Supported

Authentication

Wired Only (A1 USB)

YES

Wireless Receiver

Official & Third-Party

YES

Headset Audio Direct

Direct to Controller

NO

Rumble

YES

Even though there is no headset support for Xbox 360 controllers, if you are gaming on an Xbox One or PS4 you can connect your headset directly to the Xbox One or PS4 Auth Controller.

Official Microsoft Controllers

All special editions and variations of the official Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller are compatible with Cronus Zen.

Controller

Connection

Auth (USB)

Xbox One

USB / Wireless

YES

Xbox One S

USB / Wireless / BT

YES (Not BT)

Xbox One Elite

USB / Wireless

YES

Xbox One Elite S2

USB / Wireless / BT

YES (Not BT)

Xbox One consoles require an officially licensed Xbox One controller to authenticate Cronus Zen to an Xbox One console. This is called the 'Auth Controller' and can also be used as the primary gaming controller.

Important Note: For Xbox One Wireless Bluetooth support, a licensed controller that matches the console must be wired to Zen's A1 USB port at all times (in this case an Xbox One controller - see example below), because it is not possible to send Authentication or Headset data over Xbox One Bluetooth. A second wireless Xbox One Bluetooth controller can be paired to the Cronus Zen (P2 button) for full wireless gaming.

Wireless Adapters

Name

Model

Wireless Auth

Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver

Original & Third Party

No

The Xbox One Wireless Adapter is recommended over Bluetooth for Xbox One wireless support. Not only is it more reliable with faster pairing and re-syncing after a reset, but extra features include full Authentication so no second auth controller is required, and full audio support so you can connect a compatible headset direct to your Xbox One wireless controller (see example below).

Third-Party Licensed Controllers

Name

Connection

Auth (USB)

GameStop Wired

USB Only

TBC

GameStop Metallics Limited Edition

USB Only

YES

Hori Horipad

USB Only

TBC

Hori Horipad Pro

USB Only

TBC

Hori Real Arcade Pro.V Kai Fighting Stick

USB Only

TBC

Mad Catz Arcade FightStick TE2

USB Only

TBC

Mad Catz Killer Instinct Arcade Fightstick TE2

USB Only

TBC

PowerA Enhanced

USB Only

YES

PowerA Mini

USB Only

YES

PowerA Fusion 2

USB Only

YES

PowerA Fusion Pro

USB Only

YES

PowerA Pro Ex

USB Only

TBC

PowerA Spectra

USB Only

YES

PowerA Star Wars Stormtrooper

USB Only

TBC

PDP Afterglow Prismatic

USB Only

YES

Razer Atrox Arcade Stick

USB Only

TBC

Razer Atrox Dragon Ball Fighter Z

USB Only

TBC

Razer Wildcat

USB Only

TBC

Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition

USB Only

TBC

Razer Wolverine Ultimate

USB Only

TBC

Scuf Prestige

USB / BT

TBC

Many licensed third-party Xbox One controllers support Authentication over USB. If you ever have an Xbox One controller that doesn't support Auth, simply connect an Auth Controller to Zen's A1 USB port and game with your preferred controller connected to A2.

Note: There is no Xbox One headset support over Bluetooth. The controller must be wired directly to Zen or use an Xbox One Wireless Adapter. If you have a Bluetooth third-party Xbox One controller such as the Scuf Prestige, you can still use the controller wirelessly with full audio by simply connecting your Headset directly to the Auth Controller that is wired to A1.

The same setup can be applied if audio isn't working with a third-party wired controller, simply connect the headset directly to an Auth Controller wired to A1 (see example below).

How to Unpair an Xbox One Controller

If your Xbox One wireless controller has already been paired to a console, we recommend it is unpaired to make sure there are no conflictions when pairing to Cronus Zen. This is especially important with Bluetooth models of Xbox One controller. The process is quite simple.

  1. Plug a USB cable to your Xbox One controller and connect it into any Windows PC.

  2. Wait until the Home LED stays solid white.

  3. The Xbox One controller is now safely unpaired from the console..