Xbox One Controllers
All supported Xbox One controller features, including a list of known compatible Xbox One controllers (no controllers that also support Xbox Series X|S are listed on this page).
Cronus Zen supports most Xbox One 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
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Main Supported Features

Main Features
Notes
Supported
Authentication
USB or Wireless Adapter Only (No BT)
YES (Not BT)
Bluetooth
No Auth or Headset over Bluetooth
YES
Wireless Adapter
Official & Third-Party
YES
Headset Audio
USB or Wireless Adapter Only (No BT)
YES
Grip Rumble
aka Vibration
YES
Trigger Rumble
aka Impulse Triggers
YES
Chatpad
YES
Make sure your Xbox One controller's firmware is updated to the latest version for up-to-date Cronus Zen support. This is especially important for the Elite controllers.

Official Microsoft Controllers

All special editions and variations of the official Microsoft Xbox One Controller are compatible with Cronus Zen.
The older generation Xbox One controller models 1537, 1697 and 1698 (Elite S1) do not support Bluetooth. You will need to purchase an Xbox One Wireless Adapter
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if you wish to use those controllers wirelessly with the Cronus Zen. Bluetooth support was introduced with the 1708 Xbox One S model and the new Elite S2. This adapter also works with the newer Bluetooth models.
Controller
Connection
Auth (USB)
Xbox One
USB / Wireless
YES
Xbox One S
USB / Wireless / BT
YES (Not BT)
Xbox One Elite S1
USB / Wireless
YES
Xbox One Elite S2
USB / Wireless / BT
YES (Not BT)
Xbox One Elite Paddles can be re-mapped independently from the face buttons using GPC script or the MAX Mapper Plugin. The GPC identifiers for the Elite paddles are shown here:
GPC Instructions
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Click Here MAX Mapper Plugin Instructions
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Click Here
Note: Other controllers that have paddles such as Scuf can be re-mapped using GPC script but not independently from the face buttons.
If you wish to use an Xbox One Bluetooth Controller with or without a headset, a second Xbox One licensed controller must be wired to Zen's A1 USB port at all times because it is not possible to send Authentication or Headset data over Xbox Bluetooth.
A wireless Xbox One Bluetooth controller can then be paired to the Cronus Zen (P2 button) for full wireless gaming.

Wireless Adapters

These wireless adapters are also compatible with the new Xbox Series X|S.
Name
Model
Wireless Auth
Microsoft Wireless Adapter
YES
Microsoft Wireless Adapter v2
YES
YES
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).
If your controller is unable to sync to the wireless adapter, or disconnects at random intervals even though you have USB Power Always On Enabled, there is a good chance that the adapter is faulty or not compatible and should be replaced.

Third-Party Licensed Controllers

This list is for confirmed Xbox One controllers only. It does not include controllers designed to also support the Xbox Series X|S.
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
PowerA Enhanced
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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
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There are newer Xbox Series X|S PowerA Enhanced controllers that also support the Xbox One. This is NOT the PowerA Enhanced Xbox One controller listed on this page. These are not currently supported by Zen. This model may be added in a future firmware and listed on the Xbox Series X|S Controllers page.

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. 1.
    Plug a USB cable to your Xbox One controller and connect it into any Windows PC.
  2. 2.
    Wait until the Home LED stays solid white.
  3. 3.
    The Xbox One controller is now safely unpaired from the console..

How to Update an Xbox One Controller

Windows App

Always make sure your controller is updated to the latest firmware, especially the Elite controllers as older version firmware does not function correctly with Cronus Zen. You can update your Xbox One controller on a Windows 10 PC by using the Xbox Accessories app:
  1. 1.
    If you don’t already have the app installed, get it in the Microsoft Store.
  2. 2.
    Open the Xbox Accessories app.
  3. 3.
    Connect your Xbox One Wireless Controller by using a USB cable or the Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows. You'll be prompted to update to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition if you haven't yet done so.
  4. 4.
    When the controller is connected, you'll see the message Update Required if an update is mandatory. Install the update.
Things to keep in mind
  • The Xbox Accessories app is available only on Windows 10.
  • Controllers that don't have a built-in 3.5-mm audio port must be updated using a USB connection and must have the Windows 10 TH2 Update (or later).
  • Updating the controller over Bluetooth is not supported.

Xbox One Console

  1. 1.
    If you have one, plug the stereo headset adapter into the bottom of your controller so it can also get updates.
  2. 2.
    If you're using a stereo headset adapter, plug in a headset (a headset must be plugged in so the adapter will turn on).
  3. 3.
    Plug the included USB cable into the Xbox's USB port.
  4. 4.
    Plug the other end of the USB cable into the top of the controller.
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    Instructions to install the update should automatically appear. Follow the instructions, and don’t disconnect the USB cable while the update is in progress. The process can take up to 3 minutes. If instructions to install the update don’t automatically appear, you can start the process manually. To do this, press the Xbox button
    to open the guide, choose System > Settings > Devices & streaming > Accessories, and then select the controller you want to update. Select Device info, select the Firmware version box, and then select Continue.
Things to keep in mind
  • The auto-detect feature of this update may not work immediately if you plugged your stereo headset adapter into the controller while downloading a system update, or while the console was turned off. To resolve this, go to the Home screen and unplug the adapter. Then, plug the adapter into the controller.
  • You only need to update your controller one time to use the stereo headset adapter. However, if you plan to use the stereo headset adapter with other Xbox One controllers, you’ll need to follow this process for each controller. Additionally, check for new updates periodically as Xbox frequently ships new controller features and improvements.

Xbox One Elite Built-In Paddle Mapping Tool

This built-in feature allows you to directly write paddle mapping commands to the controller without having an Xbox One or unable to access via Windows Xbox Accessories.
This feature was added in firmware 2.0.4
  • The Elite controller must be connected to A2 or A3.
  • Select the slot on controller (slider on Elite S1 - button/led on Elite S2).
  • Elite S1 paddle remap profiles must be active, double tap sync button to toggle on/off.
  • Hold View + Menu for 3 seconds and the Cronus Zen OLED menu will appear.
  • Press a Paddle then fully press a controller button to assign.
  • When complete, hold View + Menu for 3 seconds
  • Custom mapping will be written directly to the controller!
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