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PlayStation explains why the DualShock 4 won’t work on PS5 games

Published: 3/Aug/2020 17:15

by Tanner Pierce


After showing off the hardware in June 2020, PlayStation has explained which accessories will work with PS5 and why the DualShock 4 will only be partially compatible.

Back in June 2020, PlayStation showed off the first games for the PS5 as well as the console itself and some of the accessories that were being made for the console.

Overall, the event was praised for giving fans a deep dive into what the company had to offer, while also being criticized for a lack of finite details like the price, release date, and much more.

One question that’s been on everyone’s mind is the compatibility of certain peripherals and accessories. Many people own headsets and controllers that work with PS4 and have been wondering which, if any, would work on Sony’s next-gen console. Suffice to say, the answer is complicated.

DualShock 4
PlayStation has confirmed that the DualShock 4 won’t be compatible with the PS5 but there’s a pretty good reason for that.

First and foremost, the PS4’s controller, the DualShock 4, will only have partial compatibility. While the controller will work with PS4 games that are played on the PS5, it won’t work with any PS5 games.

According to Sony, the reason behind this is that the company believes that PS5 games can only be experienced when you have all the features that the DualSense controller comes with.

For those that don’t know, the controller features haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone, all of which aren’t included on the DualShock 4, so it makes sense that it wouldn’t be compatible for those games that utilize those features.

Beyond that, however, the news is mostly good, as the company also confirmed that any wireless headset that utilizes a USB port or audio jack will be compatible with the PS5 with no restrictions.

Finally, when it comes to PSVR, both the PlayStation Move controllers and the VR Aim Controller will be compatible with PS5 games that support it, which really shouldn’t come as a surprise.

All in all, it is surely a bit of a disappointment that players won’t be able to use their PS4 controllers for everything, however, it does make sense when you think about it. Hopefully, the controller itself is comfortable enough so that players will be happy to use it.

Apex Legends

All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.


As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

mirage in apex legends
Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.


Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 


As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

Octane in Apex Legends
Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.


Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf


Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.