A brand new app for iPhone and iPad lets DualSense controller house owners customise and check out totally different suggestions configurations for the controller’s set off buttons.


Included with each PS5, the DualSense introduces many novel options, comparable to adaptive triggers, which regulate the strain of the rear buttons, making it simpler (or more durable) to press them down whereas taking part in a sport.

Whereas some video games make the most of the adaptive triggers, there’s no official strategy to manually take a look at and regulate the DualSense on PS5. Happily, the PS5 Controller Trigger Test app does simply that, permitting you to fiddle with totally different set off results on the DualSense controller, amongst many different issues.

Screenshots from the iOS model of the app | Picture: Rihab Mehboob

You’ll want to attach your DualSense controller to the cell machine to start out. Afterward, it’s fairly simple. The UI is direct and offers you entry to a couple issues, comparable to how a lot battery life is on the controller, the flexibility to vary the sunshine shade on the DualSense controller, and naturally, mess around with the triggers.

The set off choices themselves are sturdy. You’ll be able to take a look at out the vibration, suggestions, and weapon suggestions on the L2 and R2 triggers on the controller. So, for instance, should you wished to check the vibration suggestions on the triggers, you may regulate the beginning place or how a lot weight it’s essential to press on the triggers earlier than it responds, together with the frequency of the vibration impact. And there are particular person buttons for every set off, so should you wished to check totally different settings for both set off, you’d simply must faucet the suitable button as proven within the picture above to your most popular testing preset.

It is an fascinating look into the sheer quantity of choices builders must play with on the brand new controllers. “I’ve at all times wished to check and fiddle with the totally different Dualsense set off results,” mentioned Rihab Mehboob, the 20-year-old developer of the app. “[B]ut not many video games use it, and after they do, it’s not customizable.”

The app prices $1.99 and is offered on the App Retailer with help for iPhone and iPads, although each must have iOS/iPad OS 14.5 or later to make use of the app. The itemizing additionally notes help for Mac, although you’ll want a Mac that’s powered by Apple’s proprietary M1 chip. Whereas there aren’t any plans to carry the app to Android, Mehboob informed IGN that he would like to discover ways to code for Android.

Taylor is the Affiliate Tech Editor at IGN. You’ll be able to comply with her on Twitter @TayNixster

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