Steam adds native Nintendo Switch Pro controller support

Alonzo Simpson
May 3, 2018

The Switch Pro Controller is treated every bit as well as an Xbox One or PS4 controller, allowing you to use either the standard Nintendo configuration or create your own, even on a game-by-game basis.

The Steam Controller team thinks that Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is a great device with a feature set that pairs nicely with your Steam catalog.

To enable using the Switch Pro Controller on PC, users must opt into the Steam client beta and then enable support for the controller in the Controller Support section of Steam's settings. What's your preferred controller of choice?

For best results with the gyro, we suggest initially calibrating your controller by selecting the "Calibrate" option under "Detected Controllers".

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As always with the open nature of PC, players have always been able to make use of the Nintendo Switch Pro controller since it released in March a year ago, however it required a lot of effort to enable.

The Pro Controller functionality is still in beta at this time, so a few bugs might occur in certain games.

When using the Switch Pro Controller on Steam you're able to customise to your heart's content. Bring up the overlay with the "Home" button to tweak your config on the fly. Now Nintendo's Switch Pro controller is getting the same treatment, removing the arduous process of file shuffling in favour of plug and play.

According to YouTuber Drewoof, itworks on the PC via Bluetooth. Not every game works with motion controls, however, so be sure to test every game out to see which one works.

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