Connect any supported PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo controller to a PS5 using the PS4 SPECIALITY method, all with full MOD & GPC scripting capabilities.

👉 This page includes the following important information for PlayStation 5 gaming with the PS4 SPECIALITY method:

👉 The PS4 SPECIALITY method requires a third-party PS4 device as the license donor (we recommend the HORI PS4 Mini-Pad 🛒). You can also use the PS5 Dongle 🛒 (no longer sold. Sorry, chip shortages).

  • HORI Mini-Pad
  • PS5 Dongle



  • Connect directly to the PS5 (no lag)
  • PS5 games supported (before August 2021)
  • PS4 games supported (inc. CoD: Warzone)
  • No internet required
  • No latency issues
  • Remote Play device not required


  • Requires a HORI Mini-Pad or PS5 Dongle
  • No PS5 games (after August 2021)
  • No Fortnite (PS5 or PS4)
  • No Adaptive Triggers
  • No Speaker


For your convenience, we've created a Google Sheet which lists all current known PS5 games that support/don't support PS4 third-party licensed controllers. If you have any updates for the sheet, please let us know!

If the PS5 game does not support third-party PS4 controllers but has a PS4 version of the game available (example: Rainbow Six), you will still be able to play the PS4 version of the game with your DUALSENSE controller using the PS4 SPECIALITY method, including full GamePack and script support, without any disconnections. This also covers games like CoD: Warzone 👍

Note: There is one exception to this, Fortnite. The PS4 version (disc or digital) will no longer boot on a PS5. Only the PS5 version of the game now works, so you will need to use PS REMOTE PLAY.


This is a list of known working third-party licensed PS4 controllers that are compatible as a PS4 SPECIALITY license donor controller.

As it is the cheapest, and our preferred choice, we use a HORI PS4 Mini-Pad 🛒, but any on this list should work as a PS4 SPECIALITY donor controller.

You'll know if a license donor controller is not compatible with the game, or not setup correctly, your controller will have no output to the console, or it will disconnect after 8 minutes.


  • Astro C40
  • Horipad 4 FPS
  • Horipad FPS Plus
  • HORI Fighting Stick Mini 4
  • HORI PS4 Mini-Pad 👈
  • Nacon Compact
  • Nacon Revolution Pro v1
  • Nacon Revolution Pro v2
  • Nacon Revolution Pro v3
  • Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro
  • Razer Raiju Tournament Edition
  • Razer Raiju Ultimate
  • Scuf Vantage
  • Scuf Vantage 2


  • Sony DUALSHOCK 4 v1
  • Sony DUALSHOCK 4 v2
  • Scuf Infinity4PS Pro
  • Scuf Impact

Now follow the PS4 SPECIALITY instructions for either HORI Mini-Pad or PS5 Dongle and you'll be ready to game with Zen on your PlayStation 5 in just a few minutes 👍

HORI Mini-Pad

PS5 Dongle

Updated 07 Jun 2022
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