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How to enable using a second controller for assistance on the PS5

A new PlayStation update adds a slew of new features and one of them is the ability to use a second controller to assist another controller. It’s a valuable update that is set to improve the accessibility capabilities of the PS5. Here’s how to enable it.

The PS5 already offers a suite of accessibility features. With a new update, alongside adding Dolby Atmos support and enhancing voice commands on the console, PlayStation brings the ability for a second controller to be used alongside a first controller. This addition could be used to help one person who may benefit from the two controllers being used as one or for a second person to aid the first. This is how you enable the new accessibility tool.

What you’ll need:

  • A PS5
  • Two DualSense controllers

The Short Version

  1. Select Settings
  2. Click Accessibility
  3. Choose Controllers
  4. Select Use Second Controller for Assistance
  5. Toggle Use Assist Controller
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  1. Step

    Select Settings

    On the home screen, click the Settings cog towards the top-right.Select Settings

  2. Step

    Click Accessibility

    From the menu, select Accessibility.Click Accessibility

  3. Step

    Choose Controllers

    Click Controllers from the menu on the left side of the screen.Choose Controllers

  4. Step

    Select Use Second Controller for Assistance

    Now, click the third menu option, Use Second Controller for Assistance.Select Use Second Controller for Assistance

  5. Step

    Toggle Use Assist Controller

    To activate using a second controller for assistance, toggle Use Assist Controller.Toggle Use Assist Controller

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