Ok. Played the game on Xbox Series X again last night with 2 friends and we are all in agreement - going into the inventory to assign an item to the D-pad before you can use it is just clunky and archaic, especially when in the heat of battle.
I mean seriously, even in calm moments, just to drop a field radio (which should only take a second and is not something you would have assigned to the D-pad on a permanent basis) you have to go into inventory, assign it to the D-pad which removes whatever you had there before, equip it, drop it, then go back into inventory to put the previous item back to where it was on the D-pad. That’s just terrible.
I understand that this is a PC game first and a console game as an afterthought, and I also understand some of you play the game barely utilizing the variety of inventory items available from scavenging, but for those console gamers who would like quick access to the full array if items available to them on the run, here’s a suggestion:
If the devs don’t want to add a quick access weapon/inventory wheel like most games, may I suggest a 2nd layer to the D-pad that you can reach by double tapping. One tap for the inner ring, 2 taps for the outer ring. Boom. 8 D-pad slots instead of 4. That would ease the pain for console gamers a bit.
Please consider it, devs. For the console players who love and support this game while spreading the word to others.