Steam: How to Use a PlayStation 5 Controller?
Now owners of PlayStation 5 can use DualSense controllers of their PS5 to play Steam PC games. In all controller-enabled games, Valve’s new Steam beta adds total support for DualSense — no additional software to be used and no settings to be set.
The program supports over 200 other controller choices such as Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 controllers – but it’s almost great in the Steam system as soon as the PS5 launch is exciting. DualSense support for Steam is not always a concern. After all, one of the best controllers on any system is easily the PS5 controller.
I’m still thinking it’s worth waiting to purchase PS5 (not that there are many people who can choose because of their low supplies) but I have a confession. It has been well crafted, the buttons are snappy and the thumbs are highly tense, but it’s the haptic rumbling and adaptive triggers in the controller which have hit me.
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Unfortunately, the only function Steam does not support is the DualSense adaptive triggers that can simulation additional suspense based on in-game behavior. However for all control-enabled Steam matches, the controller gyro, touchpad, and haptic rumble work without the need of the developer to create patches.
How to customize your Steam PlayStation 5 Controller
You must select Steam client beta before using the PS5 controller in Steam. (And if you don’t mind waiting a little longer the update can quickly turn into a stable version as well.)
- Open Steam, then go to Steam > Settings > Account.
- Click “Change” under “Beta participation.”
- Select “Steam beta client” from the drop-down menu, then click “Okay.”
- Select “Restart Steam” to apply the update.
With Steam updated, it’s time to connect the controller to your PC. You plug it in via USB-C cable (the charging cable that came packaged in your PS5 will work just fine), or you can also connect it to your PC via Bluetooth using these steps:
- On your Windows PC, go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & Other Devices and make sure “Bluetooth” is enabled.
- On your controller, press and hold the “PS” + “Share” buttons simultaneously until the LED blinking blue.
- Back in your PC’s Bluetooth settings, click “Add Bluetooth or another device” and select “Bluetooth.”
- Click the controller in the list of available devices.
- You’ll know it’s connected when the PS5 controller’s LED stops blinking and a Windows Notification appears saying “Wireless Controller Ready to Use.”
Once your DualSense controller is connected to Windows, open Steam and wait for the app to recognize the controller. A Steam notification will pop up when the controller is connected. Your Steam games are now playable with the PS5 controller, and you can use it to control the app while in Big Picture Mode.
Steam: How to Use a PlayStation 5 Controller