Steam Adds Support for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Steam Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Support Image

Now your playing with power.

Steam has added support through their Steam client to add support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, which adds it to the ever-growing lists of console controller to be supported on Steam, including Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Currently, you must be opted-in to the Steam Beta Client for it to fully function on Steam, which you can check here if you’re already using it or not. You’ll then be able to check the ‘Switch Pro Configuration Support’ box, which will let you tinker with the settings of your controller.

You can buy a Switch Pro controller on sale through Amazon here and if your computer doesn’t have Bluetooth to pair your controller, you can also get one relatively cheap here.


Greetings from the Steam Controller team. We’re pleased to announce that the latest Steam Client Beta adds support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. We think it is a great device with a feature set that pairs nicely with your Steam catalog. The d-pad is ideal for fighting games and platformers and the gyro enhances aim in your action/FPS titles. If you’d like to test it out you will need to opt into the Steam Client Beta then follow the steps below. We hope you enjoy and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

How do I get started?
First, opt into the Steam Client Beta then enable support globally by checking the ‘Nintendo Switch Configuration Support’ option in the Controller Settings page. In case you missed it, this is the same page to enable PS4 and Xbox Configuration support. By checking this box, you are able to create, share, and browse Switch Pro Controller configs on a per-game basis. The Controller Settings page also contains a global option to ‘Use Nintendo Button Layout’. This will swap the A/B and X/Y buttons of your loaded config – something that will come in handy if you choose a Steam Controller, Xbox, or standard template config.

Next, connect your controller and register it to your account when prompted. For best results with the gyro, we suggest initially calibrating your controller by selecting the ‘Calibrate’ option under ‘Detected Controllers’.

After that, create a config (or load an existing config), via the ‘Controller Configuration’ option in the Manage Game screen for the title you are playing. The full functionality of the Steam Input Configurator is at your disposal: bind the gyro, add radial menus, create action sets, etc. If you prefer to start from a community config, press X and browse the options.

Finally, launch and play your Steam game with your Switch Pro Controller. Bring up the overlay with the ‘Home’ button to tweak your config on the fly. Please let us know if you encounter any


 

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