PS5 DualSense controller can now be updated with a native windows updater app and doesn’t require a PS5 console. The updater app is available with both Windows 10 and Windows 11.
The PS4 DualShock controllers were easier to set up with PC and they made excellent gamepads to play PC games. The trend continued with the latest DualSense controller of PS5 but it requires periodical firmware updates. Previously these updates can only be done with a PS5 and the controller must be connected to a PS5 console via USB.
So, PC gamers should connect the controller to PS5, update the firmware, and pair it again to the PC which is quite a hassle. Those who don’t have a console didn’t have any chance for the update and found it very difficult. But now, Sony released an updater app for Windows 11 and certain Windows 10 devices last Wednesday. It also listed the system requirements which are as follows:
- OS – Windows 10 64 bit or Windows 11
- Storage Space – 10 MB or more
- Display Resolution – 1024×768 or higher
- USB port – Required
Sony also presented a link that leads to the firmware updater application which can be downloaded. When you download and install the app, connect the controller to the PC with a USB cable and follow the instructions from the application. After the firmware installation, close the application and disconnect the USB to use the controller wirelessly. The application also prompts the users when there is a new firmware update available.
Users who haven’t updated the firmware in a long time can install the updates one at a time. With this application, you don’t have to depend on a console or go through all the hassle of updating the firmware.