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Steam Adds Extended Support For Xbox Controllers Including Trigger Rumble and Key Binding

Steam has been updated to add support for at least four different Xbox controllers including the Xbox Elite series and Xbox Series X.

Steam Client has received a beta update recently and the changelog reveals additional functionality added to the Steam Input. This means adding a setting for extended Xbox controller support.

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Other changes that are listed in the changelog include a personalization menu for the PS5 DualSense controller to enable LED when multiple controllers are connected.

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Get a detailed overview of all these new changes below. These changes are a part of the Steam Beta Client update on January 5th.

Steam Input

  • Added a setting for extended Xbox controller support. The option can be enabled in the General Controller Setting section of your Steam settings and requires a driver installation and restarting your computer.
    Extended Xbox features include:

    • Support for more than 4 Xbox controllers
    • The ability to bind the Xbox Elite controller paddles in controller configurations
    • The ability to bind the Xbox Series X controller share button in controller configurations
    • Support for trigger rumble in games using Windows.Gaming.Input API
  • Added a drop down in the personalization menu for the PS5 controller player slot LED allowing the player to disable it, enable it only when multiple controllers are connected, or to enable it at all times. This setting defaults to enable the LED only when multiple controller are connected.
  • Added support for the Wooting Two keyboard

Steam already has native support for a variety of controllers including PS5 DualSense, and Valve is continuing to extend this support with further updates like the one released today.

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