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{{++}} Has rumble, trackpad and gyro support. Can also be used over bluetooth.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://store.steampowered.com/oldnews/78652|title=Steam Client Update Released|date=December 8, 2020}}</ref>
 
{{++}} Has rumble, trackpad and gyro support. Can also be used over bluetooth.<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://store.steampowered.com/oldnews/78652|title=Steam Client Update Released|date=December 8, 2020}}</ref>
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===Steam Link compatibility===

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DualSense
DualSense cover
XInput support
Predecessor
DualShock 4
DualSense on Wikipedia

Key points

Controllers can be used wired (via USB-C) or wirelessly with Bluetooth.
The support for supplementary features like the internal speaker, headphone jack, gyroscope, lightbar, adaptive triggers and haptic feedback varies between models, type of connection, and games/software.
Supported natively in some games (see support in games).
Capable of making full use of Steam Input due to many overlapping features with the Steam Controller.
Lacks native XInput support, requiring the use of a XInput wrapper in games that don't support it.

General information

DualSense wireless controller | The innovative new controller for PS5 | PlayStation

Use with PC platforms

Windows

Connecting the controller should automatically download and install latest drivers for the controller.
Custom application reWASD lets remap whole controller. Software gives advanced customization options eg. reassigning buttons to keyboard or mouse actions, macros, activate custom modes etc.

reWASD

Supports DualSense controller via bluetooth adapter or cable, does not require manual driver installment.
Microphone and PlayStation buttons can be remapped.
Allows emulate virtual DS4 controller to play PS4 Remote Play, PS Now or Dualshock 4 compatible games. Including gyro and accelerometer control.
Allows emulate virtual Xbox 360 controller to play XInput compatible games.
Adaptive triggers and haptic feedback are not implemented yet.
Custom configs for DualSense controller can be found in official Community Configs Library maintained by reWASD users.

XInput wrapping

Acting as native DirectInput controller, it's possible to use any of the generic wrappers. See the controller article for those.

DualSenseX

Supports DualSense controller via bluetooth adapter or cable.
All buttons can be set to emulate keyboard presses.
Allows emulate virtual DS4 controller to play PS4 Remote Play, PS Now or Dualshock 4 compatible games.
Allows emulate virtual Xbox 360 controller to play XInput compatible games.
Adaptive Triggers are functional and can be switched to various modes. It is also possible to manually set the values.
DualSense controller can be hidden while emulating a virtual controller through HidHide to avoid double-inputs.
Working Haptic Feedback through the use of voicemeeter.
Use of Haptic Feedback through voicemeeter disables vibration unless disabled within the app.
Gyro is not yet implemented.

Steam

Steam Input

Has rumble, trackpad and gyro support. Can also be used over bluetooth.[1]
Does support the adaptive triggers.

Steam Link compatibility

Wired or wireless works.[2] Press the PlayStation+Share to power up and be detected by Steam Link. All buttons are mapped correctly.
Works without any drivers on any operating system that supports Steam.
Can be used just to send input from a controller to a PC. Go into Streaming options, hit and disable video and audio streaming.
Won't work great unless you connect it to LAN or a low latency Wi-Fi.
Touchpad and gyro will not be pass through to steam when using steam link on android.

Support in games

Games with generic DirectInput support are supported by the controller, however button placements may be out of place and need to be rebound. Refer to game-specific articles for rebinding support.

Adaptive Triggers and Haptic Feedback

DualSenseSupport software is demonstrating how DualSense haptics are working on PC.
Requires cable connection.

Games with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback

Game Haptic Feedback Adaptive Triggers Connection Notes
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition True icon.svg True icon.svg Unknown icon.svg Requires a raytracing-capable graphics card to run.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla True icon.svg True icon.svg Unknown icon.svg Adaptive triggers on bows and haptic feedback on combat and water.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War False icon.svg True icon.svg Unknown icon.svg Adaptive Triggers for gunfire.
F1 2021 True icon.svg True icon.svg Unknown icon.svg
Deathloop True icon.svg True icon.svg Unknown icon.svg

Light bar

Number of games which support light bar is limited and light bar support is still not a PC standard.
Aurora is a third party, open source solution for handling RGB lighting which is extending list of supported games. List can be found in project's Github page.
Steam Input configuration is allowing control of the light bar.

Games with DualSense button prompts

Please note, that this is only list for games that offer DualSense/DualShock button prompts.
Game Developer Publisher Engine Release dates
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References

  1. Steam Client Update Released - last accessed on December 8, 2020
  2. Steam Link Build 789