The PS5’s DualSense controller can now be updated on PC. The necessary firmware installer is available for download. A PS5 is no longer required to install a new firmware update.
The PS5’s DualSense controller can now be updated on a PC. A new firmware installer, which can be downloaded from the official PlayStation website, can help with this.
Once installed, you no longer need a PS5 to update the DualSense’s firmware, which will benefit PC gamers who only own the new controller.
Installer PC system requirements
- Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11
- Disk space: Min. 10MB
- Resolution: Min. 1024×768
- USB Port: Required
This is how you update the DualSense firmware on the PC
After downloading, run the installation file and follow the instructions. According to Sony, during the installation you may be prompted to download additional software that is required for use.
- Connect the controller to your Windows PC with a USB cable and follow the on-screen instructions to start the update.
- Do not switch off your Windows PC during the update and do not remove the USB cable.
- A message will appear once the update is complete. Choose to complete the process [OK].
PS5 owners can of course also update the Dualsense with their console in the future, for which the controller must be connected to the PS5 after a corresponding notification has been made. However, the DualSense with its features is also supported by many PC versions such as “Death Stranding”, so that more and more PC gamers are relying on the input device from Sony.
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The DualSense controller has been on the market since late 2020. A revised version of the controller followed, which has stronger springs for the triggers compared to the original version. How can you tell the models apart? you can find out in the linked video.
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