Sony’s DualSense controller can be paired with a PC for gaming. However, you couldn’t get the latest firmware update by pairing it to your PC. Instead, you would need access to a Sony PlayStation 5 to perform a firmware update, which proved to be quite annoying for users. Thankfully, better sense prevailed and the DualSense controller can now be updated via your PC itself. You will be able to get the latest bug fixes and optimisation updates for your controller with ease.
Sony is providing a firmware update tool for Windows that lets you upgrade the DualSense controller by connecting it via a cable to the USB port. Bear in mind that the tool provided by the firm only works on Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems. Moreover, the tool doesn’t allow multiple controllers to be updated simultaneously.
How To Update The DualSense Controller Via PC
You will need a Windows PC that meets the following system requirements for the tool to perform without issues:
|Windows 10 (64 bit) or Windows 11
|10 MB or more
|1024 × 768 or higher
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Follow the steps below to update the firmware of your DualSense controller.
- Download the firmware updater for the DualSense wireless controller and save it on your computer.
- Open the downloaded file and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the app. During the installation, you might be prompted to download additional software. Follow the on-screen instructions to download the support software.
- Launch the firmware updater for DualSense wireless controller.
- Now connect your controller to your PC via a USB cable and follow the on-screen instructions to start updating. Do not disconnect the cable or turn off your PC during this process. You will receive a notification when the update is complete. Select [OK] to finish the update process.
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