Why Is My Controller Vibrating in Diablo 4?


John Paul Santiago

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John creates game guides and covers the latest updates and developments in Valorant, Diablo Immortal, and GTA V for PlayerAssist. He is a PC gaming enthusiast with an affinity for FPS and RPG titles, but he has recently also developed a newfound appreciation for MMORPGs.


Is your controller vibrating randomly in Diablo 4? Here’s why.

Why Is My Controller Vibrating in Diablo 4?

Controller vibration effects have been around since the late 90s. The first controller to ever feature vibration effects was the Nintendo 64 with its Rumble Pak. Fast forward two decades, and game consoles and companies still implement a vibration effect in their controller. These days, you can find many controllers with rumble capabilities, such as the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and many other third-party controllers.

Diablo IV uses controllers’ built-in vibration capabilities to give players a more immersive gaming experience. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell when and why your controller might vibrate in Diablo IV. This confuses many players when their controller randomly vibrates while exploring the Sanctuary.

With that in mind, we have outlined why your controller vibrates in Diablo IV and how to turn off the vibration options in-game.

Why Won’t My Controller Stop Vibrating in Diablo 4?

In the beta release of Diablo IV, players reportedly experienced a weird vibration bug that got stronger when they started walking toward specific areas in the game. This bug left many players scratching their heads since there is no enemy or any tooltip that shows up on the screen when the vibrations happen.

Your controller will typically start vibrating to tell you that an Elite Monster spawned within the Zone. Other instances where your controller vibrates in Diablo IV is when an enemy AoE ability is activated. Back then, however, the vibration trigger would bug out and cause your controllers to vibrate endlessly until you move out of the invisible zone.

How to Turn off Controller Vibrations in Diablo 4

If you are still experiencing weird vibrations with your controller in Diablo IV, you can just turn off vibrations for your controller for PS5 or Xbox. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Bring up the Pause Menu.
A screenshot showing the Diablo 4 main screen

2. Choose Options.

A screenshot showing the Options section on the Diablo 4 main screen

3. Choose Controls.

Navigate to the Controls section in the settings menu to turn off controller vibrations in Diablo IV.

4. Choose a Controller.

A screenshot showing the Controller section of the Controls menu

5. Under the Controller Tab, UNCHECK the Controller Vibration option.

Uncheck the Controller Vibration option to turn of vibrations in Diablo IV.

Final Thoughts

Controller vibrations in Diablo 4 provide satisfying haptic effects that help make the game more immersive. Unfortunately, this feature can bug out and cause controllers to vibrate endlessly while playing Diablo 4.

The vibration bug should be fixed as of the July 18 update. However, suppose you’re still experiencing the vibration bug in Diablo 4. In that case, you might want to turn off the vibration effects for your controller completely until Blizzard solves the problem in a future patch or update.

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