Controller:Switch Pro Controller

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Switch Pro Controller
Switch Pro Controller cover
XInput support
Wii U GamePad
Wii U Pro Controller
Switch Pro Controller on Wikipedia

Key points

Must be connected via Bluetooth 3.0.
Supports connectivity via USB via Steam Input.
Motion Input also available via Steam Input.
No analogue triggers.


Official Switch Pro Controller - Black - Amazon


Connecting USB-C cable will make the controller show up, but it will be unuseable this way. Controller has to be connected via Bluetooth 3.0 unless you use Steam Input.
Connecting the controller[1]
  1. Make sure the controller is turned off, then hold the sync button next to charging port until lights start blinking from side to side.
  2. From PC, pair the new bluetooth device and select `Pro Controller` from the list.


Controller will keep flashing the led indicators from side to side even when fully connected and working when used with PC or any other device than Nintendo Switch.
To disconnect and shut down the controller, simply press the sync button once.
To connect the controller again, press any regular button on the controller.


XInput wrapping[edit]

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


Controller can be found in Supported Controller Database and it's correctly recognizable as Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
Full support of Steam Input including gyroscope and motion controls.
You can toggle "Use Nintendo Button Layout" option depending on whether you prefer the A/B/X/Y buttons to be mapped as they are on the Pro Controller or to be mapped like it's an Xbox One controller.

Steam Link compatibility[edit]

Works via USB and Bluetooth. Includes gyroscope and motion controls.[2]
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 Y and disable video and audio streaming.
Won't work great unless you connect it to LAN or a low latency Wi-Fi.

Support In Games[edit]

Games with button prompts[edit]

This is a list for games that offer Nintendo button prompts.

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