Do you ever want to play your PC games using the Playstation 5 DualSense controller? You’re not alone! Don’t worry as now all thanks to the folks who worked very hard to provide all with a functional, PS5 Controller driver download that works with Windows 10 and Windows 11. It supports USB and Bluetooth.
Users can now play driver simulation games such as:
- GTA 5.
- Cyberpunk 2077.
- Red Dead Redemption 2.
- Call of Duty Warzone.
- Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War.
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Action, adventure and more such as Portal 2 with this driver, you just need to set it up with any PC.
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What is the PS5 Controller USB-C Driver
The driver is licensed as freeware, isn’t that great already? On a desktop or laptop from Playstation 5 homebrew apps without any sort of restrictions. The controller driver is present for all software users as a free download for PCs but without a hitch on Windows 7 and 8.
DekiSoft Note: The software’s compatibility may vary, but runs fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, and 7, Vista, XP on either 32-bit or 64-bit setup. For Motion in Joy, a separate x64 version might be available.
How to use the PS5 DualSense controller USB-C driver
Knowing how to do this is quite a useful skill to have either you are a devoted gamer, a PS5 purist or enjoy both mediums equally. This is quite easy to learn too, as its controller for Playstation 5 and others are compatible gaming hardware with most systems. Thus, it is worth knowing even if you do not plan to play these games on your system anytime soon.
If you use the PS5 DualSense instead, then shall guide you on how to use this as well.
Now, a question may arise in your mind why use this? It is all so you can play your favorite games on your system. This is the best choice for a gamepad when playing on your gaming system as the layout carries all the buttons that most controller-based system titles need. Moreover, it also includes a trackpad which can be used as a mouse input when required. To put the long story short it makes gaming a much more immersive experience.
To connect this you need to have:
- USB-A to USB-C cable.
All you need to do is connect it with your system via the computer’s built-in Bluetooth or a separate USB Wireless adaptor dongle that plugs into the system’s USB port. Now, any Bluetooth adaptor that is able to support Bluetooth 2 and above shall work fine.
Keep in mind that its audio jack is not currently supported therefore you need to plug headphones directly into the system in order to use them; you can also use a pair of wireless headphones as well.
Now let’s see how all of this is done. Follow through for all the details.
This is a popular storefront game launcher. It released an update that allows users to use this controller on their system when running the application.
It is quite easy to plug it in and has control over your PC games. Users can also control the TV-friendly Big Picture mode of steam with this and all their games shall now display the PS5 button prompts within.
To use this:
- In the first step, you need to load it.
- Check for updates.
- Once the latest update is installed, plug it in and you are good to go.
This does not work for everyone, unfortunately, but don’t need to worry as there are others mentioned below.
As using this is pretty simple, it is not that much plug-and-play, thus you would need to install an additional piece of software to get it to work on your system.
This software is known as DS5Windows and makes connecting it with the system quite simple. Now what it does is fools your PC into thinking that the connected DualSense is an Xbox Series X controller which is supported well.
To get it from the website you just need to download the latest build from the GitHub page.
You need to locate the Zip file that has been downloaded, then right-click on it and click on “Extract All”.
A window shall appear that asks you where you want to extract the files to. Choose either to extract them to the folder to which the file has been saved or you can also choose any other folder as well.
Once these have been extracted, the destination folder opens and you shall be able to see two files:
The first one is a program that keeps its program updated with the latest drivers thus it is worth running this one if you encounter any problems later.
The second one is used to begin the setup procedure that shall get it working on your PC.
When you launch this for the very first time you are asked where you want your settings and profiles to be saved. We suggest that you use the default selection of “Appdata.”
A new window shall open, click on the “install DS4 Installer” in order to enable the use of this controller in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.
If you are a user using an older OS then you have to click on “Install 360 Driver” too.
Now you shall be able to connect it with your system. This can be done in two ways:
- Through USB.
- Through Bluetooth.
In case you are using a USB you just need a regular micro cable, the same one which comes with many modern smartphone devices.
PS5 Controller Bluetooth Driver
One of the best things about this is that you can use it wirelessly on your system. This provides more flexibility when you are gaming.
It uses Bluetooth therefore you need to be sure that your system or laptop carries a built-in Bluetooth receiver. If somehow you don’t, then you can buy a Bluetooth USB dongle like “Tiny USB 3.0 Bluetooth Mini Wireless Adaptor”. This one is not only small enough to be plugged into your system unobtrusively but it is pretty cheap as well (around US$4.55, AU$6.40).
To connect this:
- You need to click and hold the central button, share it for 3 seconds unless and until the light bar at the top of it begins to flash.
- After this, you need to open settings on your system. You need to click on the “speech bubble” icon there in the taskbar at the bottom right corner of the screen. This shall open the “action center”, from here you need to click on “Bluetooth” and then select “wireless controller”.
- Now, you might be asked to enter a pairing code, for this type in “0000”, it shall now be connected to your system wirelessly.
Download PS5 Controller USB-C/Bluetooth Driver for Windows 10/11
As there have been various console supply shortages most of us have just got the controller for now.
The PS5 Controller USB-C driver download is great if you want to experience the haptics and the capabilities of DualSense early. Cheers!
Support for Windows 11:
The latest update brings support for Microsoft’s latest addition “Windows 11”.