This DualSense mod adds an extra button for competitive FPS games

The PS5's DualSense is an excellent controller, but its traditional button/analog stick layout is a small disadvantage compared to mouse-and-keyboard setups in fast-paced competitive games. This mod adds an extra button designed to let you jump, crouch, or dodge without moving your aiming finger from the right joystick, thereby saving you a few potentially life-saving milliseconds in gunfights.

Youtuber makerunit was kind enough to provide a detailed, high-quality tutorial on adding external buttons to the PS5 DualSense controller. Though the process looks simple enough, you will need two different screwdrivers, some cables, a soldering iron and wire, a glue gun, a drill, and of course a button of your choice to complete the mod.

The end result is a DualSense controller that's slightly uglier than the unmodded version - though you could remedy that somewhat with a button that's flush with the curve of the controller and a little less excess glue - but no doubt more efficient in competitive first-person shooters.

To clarify, I probably wouldn't recommend trying this unless, A) you play a lot of competitive games and desperately crave the tiniest advantage, and B) you have some experience using the above tools and taking apart electronics. 

It's also worth noting that a recent patent suggests Sony could be releasing an attachable back button for the DualSense that could serve a similar purpose to this mod. Still, the above video's worth a watch just to see everything that goes into adding an extra button to a controller like the DualSense.

Here are the best PS5 games to play with your modded or unmodded DualSense.

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.