Nintendo's Switch Pro Controller now supported on Steam Beta client

Found 3rd May 2018
Quick heads up for anybody who has a Switch Pro Controller and would prefer to use it on their PC whilst gaming. Steam have now added the usability of the controller in their latest beta release.


Latest notes

The Steam Client Beta has been updated with the following changes:

Steam Input

  • Added Switch Pro Controller Support – More info can be found here:
  • Of note with Switch Pro bindings – you should use the global Nintendo Layout setting to determine your preferred layout rather than manually moving the face buttons around. This will make sharing configurations with other users who prefer the other layout just work.
  • Steam Input API glyphs have received a minor visual update.
  • Behavior of joystick auto-calibration has been improved.
  • Improved detection of game windows when the Steam Overlay is disabled.

You can update to the beta client by following these instructions

  • Go to Steam > Settings in the Steam client. The Beta Participation section will tell you if there are any beta programs available, or if you are currently running one of them.
  • Click on the Change... button in the client participation section and select one of the choices available in the drop-list of beta programs.
  • Click OK and restart Steam when you are prompted to do so.

Before joining a beta test, you are advised to read the current release notes for that test. See below for a list of active betas.

After changing your Beta selection, you'll be asked to restart the Steam client. If you selected a Steam client beta, then your Steam client will update itself to the Beta version at this point. If you selected a game beta, then Steam will restart and begin updating that game (if you have automatic updates enabled for that game; if not, it will update it the next time you run the game).

You may only select one beta program at a time.
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