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How to use keyboard and mouse with PS5

PS5 is the most powerful PlayStation that Sony’s ever made. In addition to a supercharged customized CPU and GPU, the system also plays host to an ultra-high-speed SSD hard drive, allowing for lightning-fast loading speeds and entirely new experiences.

What keyboards and mice are compatible with the PlayStation 5

Many keyboards and mice are compatible with PS 5. In most cases, the combinations of mice and keyboards simply work, but sometimes it requires to wait a moment until the console will register it.

That’s the case with both wired and wireless keyboard and mouse combinations, but there can be some minor issues with wireless devices. That’s because if a single transmitter is shared by both devices, there may be issues with your console picking up the responses correctly. Using a dedicated wireless gaming mouse or keyboard instead is considered to be helpful, as they have separate transmitters.

If you use a wired solution, it will not cause any problems, you only need to plug them in and use them straight away.

What limitations are there to using a keyboard and mouse

So, unfortunately, one of the biggest drawbacks is that you will not be able to play with other console players online. You’ll be matched up with PC players instead which can put you at a disadvantage compared to playing versus other console players. 

In addition to this, not all games may be supported by keyboard and mouse combinations. Sony hasn’t confirmed any PlayStation 5 games that may be supported by mouse and keyboard, but there is a narrow list of PlayStation 4 games that support such functionality. Keep in mind, if these have cross-platform capabilities, you’ll be paired up with PC players rather than PlayStation 4 or 5 owners.

Below is a list of games:

  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • DayZ
  • Overwatch
  • War Thunder
  • Elder Scrolls Online (keyboard only)
  • Neverwinter (keyboard only)
  • DC Universe Online (keyboard only)
  • Paragon
  • They Are Billions
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Warzone

What can you do with a keyboard and mouse on PlayStation 5 

Among all benefits, one of the biggest pros is that you will be able to reply to chat messages with the keyboard rather than having to use the on-screen keyboard to reply which is much slower.

It’s also possible to play games with a mouse and keyboard, providing the game supports the device method. If you want to go online, although, the PlayStation 5 your choice of the controller will be detected and you will be solely matchmaking with PC players rather than other PlayStation 5 gamers so that everything is fair for both you and them. 

How to connect a keyboard and mouse to your PlayStation 5 

Connecting your mouse and keyboard to PS5 is a quite simple process. To do that, you should follow the next steps:

  1. First of all, you should get a keyboard and mouse. If you just want to use a keyboard or mouse rather than both, you can choose to do that too. It’s not obligatory to use the two together.
  2. After that, you should plug the devices or their wireless adaptors into the USB ports of the PlayStation 5.
  3. Now, instead of your games controller, yo may start using the keyboard and mouse.
  4. You can edit some keyboard and mouse settings by going to Settings and then to Devices on your PlayStation 5 once the devices are attached.

Hope the article was helpful for you.

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