If you use a PS5 DualSense controller on a PC, you can now upgrade the Sony Smart Keyboard even if you don’t have a PlayStation 5 console.
Sony has released a new firmware updater for the DualSense controller, which works on PCs running Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11. You will need 10 MB or more of space and a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher to use the application. As the DualSense controller cannot be upgraded wirelessly, you will also need a free USB port.
Upgrading your PS5 DualSense controller is quite simple. Just download the ‘DualSense Wireless Controller Firmware Updater’ from the Sony website and follow the steps below.
- A PC with Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11
- A PS5 DualSense wireless controller
- a usb cable
How to Update Your PS5 DualSense Controller on PC
1. Download the firmware update app and save it to your desktop or other location
two. Run the installation file and follow the onscreen instructions to install the application. You may be prompted to download additional software to run the application, but just follow the prompt.
3. Launch the application.
4. Connect your DualSense controller to your PC using a USB-C to USB-A or USB-C to USB-C cable and follow the on-screen instructions to start the update.
5. Do not turn off your PC or disconnect the USB cable during the update process.
6. When the update is complete, a message will appear. Click ‘OK’ to finish the process.
If you’ve already installed the firmware updater app, you can skip right to step 3 the next time you want to update a DualSense controller.
It’s worth noting that you can only update one DualSense controller at a time and that Sony recommends always installing the latest update for their controllers as soon as they are released. Otherwise, you may expose your controller to security risks and performance may be adversely affected.
Sony is increasing its PC support
It’s nice to see Sony continuing to invest in PC support, and giving gamers a way to use their latest controller independently of the PS5 is a huge step forward. DualSense’s unique features aren’t utilized in every game, but a surprising number of titles include support for haptic pad feedback and adaptive triggers, such as Metro Exodus and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
With Sony porting more PlayStation exclusives to PC in recent years – including Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Days Gone and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – we’d be shocked if some of Sony’s first-party titles didn’t include DualSense Support in the game. future.
The next step for DualSense, however, should be wireless support. Currently, you can only take advantage of haptic feedback and haptic triggers if you use a wired connection, which seems pretty archaic in 2022. DualSense can only be used wirelessly if your PC also supports Bluetooth, which is not found at all. the configuration. A wireless adapter, then, could fix this issue, similar to what we saw for the DualShock 4.