One of the biggest fighting games of 2017 is Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. While the long awaited next installment of the MvC series plays fine on the DualShock 4 and Xbox One controllers, playing it on a dedicated fight pad is better. So what are the best fighting gamepads for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite? You can find out with our buying guide below.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite buttons
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite uses six main actions: Light Punch, Light Kick, Heavy Punch, Heavy Kick, Infinity Surge and Active Switch. The game allows you to freely customize these actions into any buttons on the DualShock 4 and Xbox One.
Furthermore, there are shortcuts, which combines two actions together, that you can also assign to buttons as well. You can check out the available options below:
- Infinity Storm (Infinity Surge and Active Switch)
- Light Punch and Light Kick
- Light Punch and Heavy Kick
- Heavy Punch and Light Kick
- Heavy Punch and Heavy Kick
Last but not least, you can also assign a button for Taunting.
As you can see above, you definitely need to use at least six buttons for the latest Marvel vs. Capcom videogame.
Best PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fight pads
If you are looking for the best fight pads to play Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, there is no better brand currently on the market than Hori.
The Fighting Commander has been officially licensed by Sony for the PlayStation 4 as well as by Microsoft for the Xbox One. The PS4 version is also compatible with the PS3 and PC (via X-input) while the Xbox One version of the controller can also be used on the Xbox 360 and PC (also via X-input). You can change the compatibility mode of both gamepads via a switch located at the bottom.
The Hori Fighting Commander for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both use a wired USB connection. The two fight pads feature a 10 foot long cable, which should be plenty long enough unless you are sitting really far away for the television screen.
The two controllers also have identical six button layouts where the two right shoulder buttons (R1 and R2 on the PS4 as well as RB and RT on the Xbox One) are placed alongside the four regular face buttons (Square, Triangle, X and Circle on PS4 in addition to A, B, X and Y on Xbox One).
Both products also have four shoulder buttons that are customizable. So, if you would like, you can easily assign the controls in a way so that you can have access to eight buttons with just your right hand.
Exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version of the game pad are turbo functions. These settings will automatically give you rapid inputs of assigned buttons.
There are two other notable dedicated fighting gamepad that are readily on the market, the Mortal Kombat X Fight Pad and Mad Catz Street Fighter V FightPad Pro (with the new and improved directional pad). With that said, both of these pale to the build quality and feel of the Hori Fighting Commander.
So, if you are planning on getting Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, make sure to check out the Hori Fighting Commander on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can’t really go wrong with either the PS4 or Xbox One versions of the controller if you are going to play the fighting game on the PC (although the PS4 Fighting Commander does have turbo functionality). If you are interested, you can purchase the controllers with the following links: PS4 Hori Commander and Xbox One Hori Commander.