Steam PS5 Controller Support Added by Valve, Here’s How to Pair the DualSense Controller to a PC

Steam PS5 Controller

Good news for PC gamers out there who prefer using a controller, Valve has just released a new client update for Steam, which adds full Steam PS5 controller support!

While initially available in the beta branch of the Steam client, Valve has now released a new public update that adds DualSense (PS5 controller) support. This means features such as the DualSense’s LED, trackpad, rumble and gyro are now fully functional on titles that support them. These include titles such as Death Stranding, Horizon: Zero Dawn and so much more! The only feature that is currently missing are the haptic feedback functions, which we’re sure will be added down the road.

For those curious on how to set-up your DualSense controller with a PC, you can read up on our guide down below. 


This is the easiest of the two methods. All you need to do is connect the DualSense controller to the PC via USB C cable that came with the PS5 console or one of your choosing. Once connected, your PC should install the required drivers for the hardware to properly detect the controller and Steam will handle the rest! That’s it, pretty hassle free if we say so ourselves.


If you are someone who prefers a wireless experience, you’ll need to be sure that your current hardware has Bluetooth compatibility. If you don’t you can find 5.0 adapter for relatively cheap off of Amazon or whatever other retailer you prefer.

Once you have verified that your PC has Bluetooth support, all you need to do is hit the windows key, or search and type in “Bluetooth,” which should bring up the “Bluetooth and other devices settings”. Open it, and click on the “+” to add a new device.

PS5 Controller Steam

Moving to the DualSense controller itself, you are now going to want to push and hold the PS Logo and Share button until the touchpad lights begin to flash. This will put the controller into discovery mode and your PC should now be able to see the controller. Click it, and the pairing process should now begin. 

And that’s it, you have now successfully paired your DualSense controller with your PC and can comfortably play whatever Steam controller supported game you want.

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