Claw Walkthrough – Enjoy gaming anytime and anywhere

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Walkthrough

Whether you're a new or seasoned MSI Claw gaming handheld user, you can find even more comprehensive tutorials on usage techniques here.

Left Hall Effect Analog Stick

Joystick for game playing.

Directional Pad

Directional pad for game playing. It moves the focus up, down, right, and left in the interface.

Stereo Speakers

This device is equipped with built-in stereo speakers which deliver the high quality sound, and supports the HD audio technology.

Touch Screen Monitor

This device is equipped with a multi-touch screen monitor which allows users to interact with MSI Claw by using fingers or stylus.

MSI Button

Use this button to access MSI Center M application.

View Button

This button works differently depending on the app or game.

Quick Settings Button

Use this button to access Quick Settings.

Menu Button

Use this button to access Settings or Help of an app or game.

A / B / X / Y Buttons

Control buttons for game playing.

Right Hall Effect Analog Stick

Joystick for game playing.

Stereo Speakers

This device is equipped with built-in stereo speakers which deliver the high quality sound, and supports the HD audio technology.

Ventilator

The ventilator is designed to cool the system. DO NOT block the ventilator for air circulation.

Audio Jack

A port for a headset, microphone, or headset with microphone.

VOLUME Buttons

Use both buttons to increase or decrease the built-in speaker’s volume.

Right Bumper

Control button for game playing.

Right Hall Effect Analog Trigger

Control button for game playing.

Macro 1 Button

Use this button to setup a Macro that meets user’s needs.

Thunderbolt (USB-C)

Supports USB4, PCIe, HDMI™, DisplayPort connection and Power Delivery function

Power Button/ Status LED/ Fingerprint Sensor

Press this button to power on the device. While the device is powered on, press this button to force it into sleep state

Left Bumper

Control button for game playing.

Left Hall Effect Analog Trigger

Control button for game playing.

Ventilator

The ventilator is designed to cool the system. DO NOT block the ventilator for air circulation.

Macro 2 Button

Use this button to setup a Macro that meets user’s needs.

Walkthrough

Whether you're a new or seasoned MSI Claw gaming handheld user, you can find even more comprehensive tutorials on usage techniques here.

Left Hall Effect Analog Stick

Joystick for game playing.

Directional Pad

1

Stereo Speakers

1

Touch Screen Monitor

1

MSI Button

1

View Button

1

Quick Settings Button

1

Menu Button

1

A / B / X / Y Buttons

1

Right Hall Effect Analog Stick

1

Stereo Speakers

1

Ventilator

1

Audio Jack

1

VOLUME Buttons

1

Right Bumper

1

Right Hall Effect Analog Trigger

1

Macro 1 Button

1

Thunderbolt (USB-C)

1

Power Button/ Status LED/ Fingerprint Sensor

1

Left Bumper

1

Left Hall Effect Analog Trigger

1

Ventilator

1

Macro 2 Button

1

Knowledge <br /> for Beginners

Design Secret <br /> of Claw

Advanced <br /> Skill Tutorial

Basic <br />Operation

Video <br /> Library

FAQ

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MSI CENTER M

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Quick Game Launcher

Quick launch bar and expansive Game Library, all on one intuitive homepage.

Instant Platform Access

You can utilize the quick platform access (e.g. Steam, Epic…) to download and Install games.

Key Shortcut & Connect

Intuitive homepage to easily access essential features such as User Scenario, Control Mode, Quick Settings Editor & Connectivity like Wi-Fi & Bluetooth.

Subtle Adjustments to Control

Precisely configure the sticks deadzone, outer threshold, and trigger button sensitivity, and adjust vibration intensity to suit your preferences

Design Secret of Claw

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Ergonomic Design

The Claw embodies MSI's dragon spirit in a minimalist utilitarian design, ensuring the brand's unique identity. Designed with anthropometry, it achieves the ideal balance between feel and weight, providing an ergonomic fit that suits your natural grip contours, palm curvature, finger positions, and optimal trigger force. This ensures comfortable gaming for extended periods.

Cooler Boost HyperFlow

Introducing the exclusive Cooling System for the Claw - Cooler Boost HyperFlow with 2 fans and 2 pipes. This revolutionary cooler enhances airflow within the chassis, effectively reducing temperatures for critical components. Featuring >50% larger air vents than competitors, it ensures efficient cooling, allowing for extended and quieter gaming sessions. Enjoy smooth performance without concerns about overheating or noise.

Best-in-class battery life

With a 36% larger capacity, Claw extends gameplay by 50% compared to its counterparts. Say goodbye to interruptions and low battery warnings during thrilling gaming moments, allowing for extended and uninterrupted outdoor gaming sessions.

Ergonomic Design

With a 36% larger capacity, Claw extends gameplay by 50% compared to its counterparts. Say goodbye to interruptions and low battery warnings during thrilling gaming moments, allowing for extended and uninterrupted outdoor gaming sessions.

Cooler Boost HyperFlow

Introducing the exclusive Cooling System for the Claw - Cooler Boost HyperFlow with 2 fans and 2 pipes. This revolutionary cooler enhances airflow within the chassis, effectively reducing temperatures for critical components. Featuring >50% larger air vents than competitors, it ensures efficient cooling, allowing for extended and quieter gaming sessions. Enjoy smooth performance without concerns about overheating or noise.

Best-in-class battery life

Introducing the exclusive Cooling System for the Claw - Cooler Boost HyperFlow with 2 fans and 2 pipes. This revolutionary cooler enhances airflow within the chassis, effectively reducing temperatures for critical components. Featuring >50% larger air vents than competitors, it ensures efficient cooling, allowing for extended and quieter gaming sessions. Enjoy smooth performance without concerns about overheating or noise.

Basic Operation

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Charging

Power On

Quick Settings

Connect to Wi-Fi

Bluetooth Paring

Airplane Mode

Game Library

Media Gallery

MSI App Player

Charging

Please connect the device to the power cord before the first activation.

Power On

After plugging in the power cord, lightly press the Power Button on the top right of the device to turn it on.

Quick Settings

Quick Settsing is a tool that provides real-time information and control options, allowing handheld players to easily manage their system performance and game settings during gameplay. Just click Quick Settings Button on the right hand side to acess it.

Connect to Wi-Fi

"You can easily get online with this device. Just head to the MSI Center M homepage and click the Wi-Fi icon. You'll find a bunch of networks to choose from. Pick the one you like and turn it on. And if you want to change the settings, just hit the ""Y"" button and see what you can do."

Bluetooth Paring

"Go to MSI Center M homepage, click Bluetooth icon, and switch open to connect to the specified Bluetooth devices, and if you want to adjust the advanced setting, please press button ""Y"" for more setting options."

Airplane Mode

"Want to use your device offline? No problem! Just go to the MSI Center M homepage, tap the ""Quick Settings Edito"" icon, and choose ''+''. You'll see the Airplane Mode option that can let you enjoy your device without internet connection."

Game Library

Game Library is a one-stop destination where you can find all the games you have downloaded. You can also quickly launch the game you want to play from here.

Media Gallery

You can easily view your gaming highlights in the Media Gallery. All your recordings, including photos and videos, are stored here.

MSI App Player

With the exclusive MSI App Player, you can access the largest and most diverse game library ever. Not only can you play games from the Windows PC platform, but you can also enjoy Android mobile games on your PC.

Advanced Skill Tutorial

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Set Your Own Way Customize Quick Settings, Easy As 123

Enjoy personalized control with the Quick Settings button on your device. Easily customize items like color, size, position, and transparency. Choose which features you want, such as Real-time monitor, FPS Limiter, brightness, and more.

Enhance Gaming Performance XeSS Makes Your Game Smoother

Verify the in-game graphic settings, and if you come across the optimization features ''XeSS'', be sure to enable it to achieve the most immersive performance for Claw.

Win By A Suprise Move The Macro Keys Are Your Secret Weapons

Gain a gaming edge with the Claw, offering up to 10 sets of universal macro keys for complex maneuvers. Customize two exclusive sets for each game, assigning key combinations or mouse movements. Easily switch between sets and record/edit macros with the built-in software. Your secret weapon for victory!

More Power Saving Nonstop Gaming with Super Battery

"Press ""User Scenario"" icon and select ""Super Battery"" then you can play games in the most power-saving way, but you need to pay attention that choosing this mode may affect the overall performance of the game."

Control As You Wish Use the joystick, buttons and D-pad to control the mouse function in Desktop Mode

A Button - Mouse Left ClickX
utton - ESC
Right Stick Up - Page S
rolling up
Right Stick Down -
age Scrolling Down
Right S
ick Left - Previous Page
Ri
ht Stick Right
- Next Page
Menu Key -
witch Control Mode
Vi
w Key - Tab
Left Stick -
ontrol Mouse
Up Button - U
Arrow Key
Down Button - Down Arrow Key
Left Button - Left Arrow Key
Right Button - Right Arrow Key

Much Smarter Boost Your Performance with Scenario-Based Settings

Ready to rock your Claw? You can easily access the User Scenario, choose Extreme for peak gaming or super battery for extended use. Or let the AI Engine mode intelligently adapt Claw performance based on your needs.

More Intelligent Know more about the MSI AI Engine

Whether you are busy with work or relaxing for a while, the MSI AI Engine knows what you need. It adapts to your preferences and also has a smart AI mode that makes your user experience more complete and smooth.

More Dazzling Illuminating Gaming Glory with the Mystic Light

"You don't want to miss playing games without the cool RGB lighting.

More Immersive Hear Better, Play Better

Nahimic by SteelSeries audio software is a high-definition sound technology that boosts your total audio and voice performance and offers you a better audio experience according to your usage scenario. You can click setting icon and select ''Nahimic'', and you can enable the feature and choose the audio mode that suits your current state.

Much Clearer Unwanted Noise Out

You can click setting icon and select ''Noise Cancellation'' which is powered by AI, automatically filtered the unwanted noises to improve users' communication quality.

FAQ

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Activate the Claw What should I do if the virtual keyboard does not appear after booting into OOBE?

If the virtual keyboard does not appear after booting into OOBE, you can force shut down the Claw by holding the power button for 10 seconds, and then press the power button again to solve this problem.

Start The Very First Game How to download and install games?

Are you ready to play your first game on Claw? Go to MSI Center M homepage and select your preferred gaming platform. Then log in with your account and password, and you can download the game you want to play. Once the download is complete, it's the gaming time!

Adjust The Mode Joystick doesn't work in games?

If you find that the joystick doesn't work while gaming, you can easily fix it by switching the control mode. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Press the Quick Setting Button, click on ''Control Mode'' then change the mode from 'Desktop Mode' to ''GamePad Mode'' and enjoy your game.

If you don't see the ''Control Mode'' option in the Quick Setting, you need to add it first. Here is how you can do it:

1.Go to the MSI Center M homepage and click on 'Quick Setting Editor'.

2.Click on the ''+'' sign and select ''Control Mode'' from the list.

3.Now, you can access the ''Control Mode'' option from the Quick Setting Button on the right and adjust it to ''GamePad Mode'' whenever you want.

Streaming When Playing How to live stream games?

If you want to stream your games live, you should download and install OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). OBS is a software that supports multiple platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Tiktok, and more. You can use it to broadcast and record your games, and even stream from your phone, computer, or camera. OBS is easy to use and has many features to make your live streaming more fun and engaging.

Screenshot & Recording How to take screenshots and record videos during games?

Wanna record your glorious gaming momnets? Here is how to do it:

"1. Go to the MSI Center M homepage, and click on ""Quick Setting Editor""."

"2. Click on the ""+"" sign and add ""Record Screen"" and ""Task Screenshot"" to the options."

"3. Click on the Quick Setting Button and select ""Record Screen"". Now you can record video while playing games."

Find Your Recordings Where can I find the original files of screenshots and recordings?

Media gallery for games will record and save your glorious hours of the game. Please follow these steps to see your recordings:

1. Go to the MSI Center M homepage, and click ''Setting''.

2.Choose ''Media Gallery'' and you can recall all the memorable times.

Save the Game How to save the game progress?

The current gaming platforms are awesome for saving your games. They will store your games both on your device and in the cloud. That means, you can always continue your games from the same point seamlessly.

End the Game How to quickly close game?

To adjust the fan speed, follow these steps:

1.Launch MSI Center M by pressing the second button on your left , select “Settings”.

2.Click the ''+'' sign.

3. Add "End Task" to the option list.

4.Click the Quick Setting Button on the right and select ''End Task'' to close the game.

Screen Brightness How to adjust the screen brightness?

To change the brightness of your screen, press the Quick Setting Button and you will see an adjustment bar. Slide it to make your screen brighter or darker.

Fan Speed How to adjust the fan speed?

To adjust the fan speed, follow these steps:

1. Go to the MSI Center M homepage, and click the ''User Scenario''.

2. Select "Extreme performance mode".

3. Choose "Auto mode" or customize the settings as you wish.

Access Multi-Gaming Platforms? Can I log in to multiple different gaming platforms on Claw

MSI Claw Supports multi platforms such as Ubisoft, EPIC, Steam, XBOX and so on. You can easily access to the different platforms wherever you want.

Enter the Sleep Mode Do I need to manually turn off the device when idle?

To enter sleep mode and save battery power when your device is idle, you can simply press the power button on the upper left corner of the device. This will put your device into a low-power state and preserve your work until you resume using it.

Fast Charging How quickly does the device charge when using fast charging?

You'll love Claw for its incredible battery life. It has a fast charging function that can power up 50% of your battery in a snap. Just plug it in for 30 minutes and you're good to go.

Live Update How to get the latest features and drivers from MSI Center M?

To get the latest feature updates, please follow these steps to update your drivers:

1.Launch MSI Center M by pressing the second button on your left , select “Settings”.

2.Select “Live Update”, and click “Scan”.

3.Click on “Scan” and choose all the available items

4.Click on “Update” or “Download”.

5. Wait for the installation process.

6.Some drivers may need manual installation. To do this, go back to the desktop, open the “Download” folder then find the “Live Update” folder with double-clicking on each driver to install it.

7.Repeat this for all the drivers in the folder.

Enter BIOS Settings How to enter Claw BIOS settings page?

Pressing RB+RT on your device will bring you to the BIOS settings. A simple trick to remember this is: The left buttons are for restoring your device, the right buttons are for BIOS, and the front buttons are for booting.

Restore the System How to restore the system to default settings?

If you want to reset your MSI Claw, you need to restart the Claw first and press the LB+LT button on the device as soon as the screen lights up. This will restore the device to its default settings. If you use the Windows desktop mode, you can press F11 instead.

Contact Service Center Contact Service Center

Click setting icon and select "Service", and you can press the MSI Service and support button to go to the MSI Service and Support page directly.

Join Claw Disscussion

We are super excited to have you join our community. You can find the product information on the website and our social media platforms, and feel free to share your feedback and suggestions with us.

Video Library

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