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[Bedrock] Improve mobile touchscreen controls

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    A button that can change our camera into tirst person back,tirst person front and first person without going to our setting

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    Not sure if it's possible because of the mobile operating systems, but using the volume buttons for attack/destroy and place/use item is an interesting idea to me.

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    I cannot play mobile with touch controls, I always use a joystick, the game experience is awful.

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    i just dont understand why mojang didnt care to resolving this, this game(bedrock edition) is made firstly for mobile so it must have an easy control for us mobile player this just lead to mobile player getting frustated in pvp server and start using hacks

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    Any news regarding this issue from the developers?? I also think that the controls should have a virtual stick instead of an directional controls, and a dedicated place and attack buttons, since its really hard to play the game in Mobile since the controls is more clunky than other minecraft versions

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    Not only that but tge controls have actually gotten much worse. Back in the finite world days (I think its called beta) I at least could control the gui a little better to make it big enough to be somewhat useable but for whatever reason now the slider doesn't work very well anymore. Its hard to explain unless you played back then but I used to be able the buttons used to get MUCH bigger.

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    I really want this to be added soon. You see I pvp in another game like mc but a better pvp meta. One thing I really like there is virtual joystick controllers. So yes, I want you to add those. The benefits of a joystick controller is
    -We dont need to put much power in our fingers to move
    -We can move freer (add 2 virtual joystick one is fixed another is free)
    -We can pvp better as because we can move freer and avoid damage more
    So we can sprint, crouch and normally walk make a button icon on the right side to let us do that. Thanks

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    Alternatively, get a $15 bluetooth controller from Walmart.com and just abandon touchscreen controls altogether. Works for me. But yeah, they need a virtual joystick at least. Biggest game besides Minecraft recently has been Among Us, and it's hard to code switch from virtual joystick to virtual d-pad.

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    I actually want to drag screen and attack people at the same time but i can't,mojang pls fix this problem.

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    I'm glad someone said this! Definitely should add "custom hud" for experienced mobile players that play claw. This is an amazing opportunity that can make this verison more appealing to everyone. I would love to see an option for this like, [classic] = d-pad controls. And [modern] = virtual joystick (individual buttons for each action) (i.e, crouch, jump, attack, and etc). This makes everything more appealing honestly.

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    Can we atleast have a throw button on a touchscreen device? Do we really need to buy an Xbox controller to do that?

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    We need offhand improvement also and i accidentally KILLED MY BELOVED DOG AND LLAMA. The movement is also pretty wonky. I desperately need a button to change the perspective. I play on a tablet and the buttons are in such a place its hard for me to access them so if i could move the buttons it would be great. I cant even spam arrows coz i need to hold the screen for a second. And the PvP is so difficult it need another post.

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    I think mojang should improve minecraft PE screen controls because they are sometimes buggy and unresponsible and they should add 360° joystick control for better movement than double-tapping the walk button and u should also make a different button for breaking/placing block so... These can improve MCPE controls

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    Yess I alway lost when pvp it hard to play two finger with these touch control if the hit button and the drag are different it would be 100% easy to play.

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    Bruh even if they just steal the controls from pojav launcher or any other mobile fps game like codm
    The problem would be solved
    Codm has very good and customisable controls
    It has a lot more actions to do than minecraft but it never feels off
    Mojang can add 2 attack buttons
    One can just be a simple kbm attack/destroy
    And the other one can be a just attack and seen in the new combat snapshot
    It can use the hold down to attack feature
    So it can be like the codm shoot button which shoots and you are able to move around more like using a PS4 controlstick and moving it to aim and holding it down to attack
    The cps of that can be 3 or 4 and if someone wants to click faster they can spam click the normal attack/destroy button to reach a higher cps
    Place blocks can be also mapped to the aim/attack button
    And for dual wielding there should be a separate button for using the left hand with a different aim/attack/build button for it
    Last a sneak button that can be used by tapping the button once also a toggle sprint key

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    PvP is impossible in Mobile servers unless you hack, any mode but peaceful is pain because of the mobs and not being able to properly fight them. It's practically insane to tackle The End much less the Wither or the Nether.

    Mobile users shouldn't be expected to buy a controller for better control options, just fix the touch screen controls already and stop putting it off. It's been 2 years and probably longer Mojang, how long will you ignore us? We're apart of the Bedrock community too and your losing everyone in this part of the community who probably won't touch Minecraft in any form again because Pocket edition was the only affordable one.

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    One of fastest ways to fast travel back to base is engaging in pvp on mobile touchscreen. I invited my friends (all fps claw players and never played minecraft before) to try playing minecraft on mobile. It didn't even take a week for everybody to quit since the controls are so bad. At the bare minimum, a floating joystick would've made it more tolerable, but combined with the atrocious control scheme of not being able to move and attack properly, they didn't even give minecraft a proper chance. Should've introduced them to the pc version instead.

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    I don't even have to say a thing anymore. These guys got it all covered. Look at an fps and take a look at their mobile HUD control layouts available for customizability. It has been almost 3 years since this post and I'm more than disappointed to see that Mojang has still decided to ignore the mobile community like this. They focus on all kinds of updates mostly for PC and Console meanwhile ignoring mobile. Mobile players have grown significantly, and I believe it needs the respect it deserves. If Mojang does something in respect to this issue, then at least I'd be glad they considered us. Please listen to the community on this side a little more is all we're asking.

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    Resurrecting this thread.

    As a sweaty 4-claw-gyro player in both ranked CODM and PUBG, I can honestly say that the controls for the MCPE is one of the worst I've ever used for a mobile game. It's like it was designed for morons who don't know how to press buttons as everything has this contextual style of tap and hold controls, which is great technically but absolutely terrible in practice, especially when doing anything repetitive or competitive.

    It's the biggest turn off for the majority of friends who I introduced MCPE to who dropped the game faster than I can get myself killed fighting anything with the controls. Either just get the PC version, hook up a mouse & keyboard, or buy the most expensive Playstation or Xbox-like controller that isn't from Microsoft just to spite them.

    SIMPLE SUGGESTION TO ADD TO THE MOBILE PORT: All ACTIONS, HOTBARS, and MENUS in the game can be moved, resized, hidden, set opacity, and duplicated.

    Seriously it's gotta be deliberate at this point when there are games out there that plays like a dream on mobile. E.g Terraria, literally Every Fps game

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    Make more options for touch: like controlling. Make an option “advanced options” where you can customize the layout,right click,left click,one touch crouch,button for first person ect,and joystick option.

    tbh I’m fine with the direction controls it’s fine to me but please make it so you can change the control layout! 

    Edit: like u can change the size of the buttons 

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    It would be amazing if you can customize your controls to.

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    OK, I play exclusively on mobile and the D-Pad IS FINE. You're just angry because you don't play on mobile. 

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    Yes yes we need this controls

     

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    You added new crosshair controls in 1.18.30.28 but please allow us to customize the placement of the buttons please cause tapping attack button and moving screen is quite hard to do. You have seen in many games that they have customize able control. Please add custom controls

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    Just add a setting where you can change the size and position of the touch controls. I may recommend you that add a seperate place and destroy button just like CODM (call of duty mobile) touch controls. Just like the new touch controls in mcpe but I dont like the new controls because it wont let me play on a 4 finger claw method. In conclussion, just make the controls the same as the mobile shooting games controls

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    I dont think u guys will be able to finish it up in one update. We mobile players need way more stuff that would improve or gameplay, such things like better inventory ui, bring all of the same stack to the chest or inventory via buttons, the craft table ui to craft all blocks with one click, the villager ui to buy all items that the player are able with one click. I think if u guys want to do it right u giys should work on it bit by bit on each update instead of update it once and stop it. Please make consider it, and make mobile players proud of playing on it.

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    I got a new phone and started playing Mobile Minecraft again (after not playing for maybe over a year). I keep accidentally shoveling holes in the ground, or making a path, instead of moving my camera.

    I wish there was a joystick instead of separate buttons to move. I am used to moving my left thumb around in other games, but nope, I gotta lift up my thumb if I wanna use a different movement button.

    I wish I could have a clear difference between camera moving and attacking. Oh gosh dang another path, oh and another hole, I keep having to patch holes I didnt wanna dig. " a double tap and hold option instead of long press for mining." I would like that double tap and hold to attack, so I can keep separate my camera moves from my attacking.

     

    OOps another hole.

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    I hope Mojang can make the new crosshair controlls remappable :/