Can You Use PS4 Controller On PS5 To Play Warzone?

Though the DualSense Controller included with the PS5 is one of the greatest standard controllers launched with a console to date, you’ve probably wondered if you could connect your PS4 controller to your PS5 to play Warzone.

With the release of the Warzone game, you may be considering setting up some split-screen to enjoy the game with your buddies, but you don’t have enough controllers for everyone. The DualSense is an expensive controller, so few of us have four lying around. Most PlayStation gamers, though, are likely to have an old PS4 controller.

Playing Warzone on PS5 using PS4 controller

In this quick guide, you’ll be learning how to use a PS4 controller to play Warzone on PS5.

Does a PS4 controller work on PS5 To Play Warzone?

Technically, the answer is “yes,” but the real answer is “no.” Although your PS4 controller can be connected to the PS5, there are many limitations on how you can use it.

Sadly, the PS4 controller will only function with PS4 games on your PS5. In other words, in order to play Warzone on PS5 using a PS4 controller, you’ll need the PS4 version of Warzone to run on PS5. Sony doesn’t want PS5 games to be played on equipment that wasn’t made for them, but it also promotes buying DualSense PS5 controllers rather than using PS4 controllers.

How to connect PS4 controller to PS5 To Play Warzone

There are two different ways to connect your PS4 controller to the PS5 in order to play the Warzone game. The first is through a wireless connection and the second is through a wired.

Wireless Connection

If you would like to play your PS4 version of Warzone on your PS5 with your DualShock 4 Controller, then you’ll want to follow the instructions below:

  1. Turn on the PS5 console while the PS4 controller is off.
  2. On your PS5, go to Settings > General > Bluetooth Accessories.
  3. Press and hold the share button on the PS4 controller until it starts to flash to enter pairing mode.
  4. Find the ‘Dualshock 4‘ controller in the Bluetooth device list.
  5. Select it using your PS5 controller and the PS4 controller should now work on your PS5.

Wired Connection

You can also follow these steps if you don’t enjoy fiddling with Bluetooth.

  1. Connect your PS4 controller to your PS5 using a suitable USB Cable
  2. Choose which User you want to be associated with the PS4 controller
  3. Unplug your PS5 controller

You should now be able to play your Warzone game on the PS5 using a PS4 controller.

Playing Warzone On PS5 Using PS4 Controller FAQ:

Can a PS5 controller be used with a PS4?

Because the DualSense's USB-C drivers are not backwards compatible with the PS5, you cannot use your PS5 controller with your PS4.

When will PS4 controllers be compatible with PS5 games?

PlayStation is highly unlikely to ever permit this. They guarantee that there will always be a need for DualSense controllers by prohibiting the usage of PS4 controllers on PS5.

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