You can now update your DualSense controller with a PC instead of a PS5

Sony has announced that you can now update the DualSense controller’s firmware using a PC instead of a PS5 console.

To get started, you’ll first need to download the DualSense firmware updater on your PC and save it to your desktop or can Download from here.

You’ll need to make sure you’re running Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11 for this to work.

After installing the updater, run the setup file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the app. During the installation process, you may see a request to download additional software required to use the app, so follow the on-screen prompts.

After installing the app, run it, connect the controller to the PC using a USB cable, and follow the on-screen instructions to start the update. During this time, do not shut down the system or disconnect the USB cable.

When the update is complete, a message will appear. Select OK to complete the process. It’s that simple.

You can only update the firmware for one controller at a time, so if you have multiple controllers, you’ll need to update each controller individually.

From time to time, Sony releases DualSense firmware updates, which are required for the controller to function properly. When you update your PS5 system software to a later version or launch the Firmware Updater app, you will be notified of new firmware updates.

Sony “strongly recommends” that you always install the latest update after it’s released, as there may be security risks and may affect the proper functioning of the controller.