Can you wirelessly connect a PS5 controller to PC?

Nebell

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I'm unable to buy PS5 atm since it's out of stock. But I need a controller for my PC and PS5 controller is in stock.
Figured getting a PS5 controller would be logical since I plan to buy PS5 in the future (and I assume it comes with only one controller).

Is it possible to connect a PS5 controller to PC via bluetooth?
 

Rev. Night

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Probably, people use ps4 controllers just fine. Just Google it. Personally I use a xbox one controller, wired, for my pc. Works perfectly
 

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Thanks all.
 

Nebell

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I bought the controller and hooked it up to my PC via BT.
Besides already know issue like no haptic feedback, there are a ton of bugs.
The controller would turn off (not because of dead battery) during matches and when I turn it on it would act all crazy with different button layout. Very annoying in competitive games like Rocket League.
I have to close the game and Big Picture and then restart it again to make it work.

Also, it only works in Steam if started in Steam Big Picture. It just blinks purple a few times and turns off if Big Picture is not on.

Just a heads up if someone planning to do the same thing I did. I hope these bugs are fixed soon.
 

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If you want to connect Playstation controllers to PC via bluetooth, you generally need the more expensive/higher quality bluetooth modules. And even then, I would post around on some forums to find out what people are successfully using. That goes for DS3, DS4, and Dualsense (PS5 controller).


Regardless of how you connect, Steam has native support for the base funtionality of the controller. And DS4windows now supports the dual sense controller to pretend to be an 360 controller. So one way or another, you should be able to use it with most games.
 
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Nebell

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I don't see how weird controls is a BT problem. Or the fact that it only works in Big Picture.
I think it's more of a driver/software issue.
Disconnecting might be because of BT, but it's a built in motherboard BT controller and the box is next to me. Also it has no issues with my other BT accessories.
 
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Whatever software Steam is using to support the Playstation pads has actually finally fixed the issues the pads used to have via vanilla Bluetooth. I did some tests using the exact same hardware that used to drop inputs all the time. Now they're now working really well. Both the PS4 and PS5 pads. Even with the notoriously finicky and input-heavy Tekken 7 and SF4 and 5.
If you have non-Steam games you want to play with the pads, just add them as non-Steam apps. After ripping some pretty tough Tekken combos with literally about 25 inputs in under 3 seconds, I went out and bought another PS5 pad just for fighting games.
 
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