How to use PS4 controller on PC Overwatch – In this guide I will show you how to use Sony’s PS4 DualShock controller and play PC games such as Overwatch and many other PC games.
There are so many Windows PC games you can play. One of them is Overwatch. Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter released in 2015 by Blizzard Entertainment.
Generally, most PC games are played using a keyboard and mouse. Yes, in many cases, there are instances where you want to sit back and twiddle a pair of thumbsticks. Of course, this makes the games more enjoyable. Also, it may be extremely difficult to play some games such as Overwatch, which requires an intense 6v6 battle between a cast of unique heroes, using just a keyboard and mouse.
Overwatch on PC DOES recognize the Xbox controller, though, so if you have it for your PC games, you can try it.. Even though there’s currently an inbuilt Windows support for Xbox One controller, most console players can still be able to use the PS4 controller on PC too.
Using a Dualshock, not only in Overwatch but on PC games in general, is a bit difficult. PS4 controller never worked with Overwatch just by plugging it on the PC, it will always need additional software that can convert DS4 inputs into XInput or some hard ways, tweak to make it work.
How to use PS4 controller on PC Overwatch
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1. Use Official Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor
Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor enables the DualShock 4 Controller to wirelessly connect to your PC or Mac. After connecting the adapter to the USB port of a Windows PC or Mac, you can connect the DualShock 4 wirelessly via Bluetooth. With this adaptor, you will utilize every feature of DualShock 4, including buttons, analog sticks, touchpad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration and stereo headset jack, as long as the application supports these features.
2. Connect DS4 to your PC either via Bluetooth
You can connect DS4 to your PC either via Bluetooth. Overwatch on PC works with the Dual Shock 4 Controller wirelessly. Use the Asus Bluetooth dongle USB-BT400 to pair the devices and enjoy wireless gaming sessions. Make sure you toggle “hide ds4 controller” in the settings to make it work fine.
DS4Windows is a portable program that allows you to get the best experience while using a DualShock 4 on your PC. By emulating an Xbox 360 controller, many more games are accessible. After installing DS4Windows, you should be all set up to use your PS4 DualShock controller with Windows.
4. Use Steam to play
Steam supports PS4 DualShock controllers by automatically enabling the hardware for the platform. You can add non-Steam games to your library and, as long as you launch them through Steam, your DS4 will work, complete with your profile.
Input Mapper is designed to bridge the gap between the devices you use and the games you play. Started in 2014 as DS4Tool and then DS4Windows, Input Mapper immediately gained a strong following after allowing users to use their Dualshock 4 controllers in games that don’t allow for the direct input protocol used by the device.
6. SCP Driver Package
SCP Driver Package is an open-source driver that allows for DS2 (DualShock 2), DS3, and DS4 to work natively on Microsoft Windows. Windows will recognize the DualShock controllers as Xbox 360 controllers.