Steam already works with many gamepads, including PS4’s and Xbox 360’s and XBox One’s, thanks to the Valve controller’s software component. But what if you want to use Nintendo Switch’s controller? No problem. You can do that. Just take Steam’s beta client for a spin.
Nintendo fans will be happy to know that the platform’s beta version has added support for the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, so you can use its d-pad in fighting games and platformers or just play better if this is what you are used to. All you have to do is update or install Steam beta, then you can activate Switch Pro in the controller settings page, so the client can recognize and calibrate your controller.
This will give you access to its configuration, where you can personalize what the buttons can do, plus you can also change them on the fly by calling up the controller overlay through the Home button. Hopefully, that can make things a bit less confusing if you switch between several gamepads. It’s nice to know that you can now use the Switch’s Pro controller if you want to. Some people are just more comfortable with this type of controller and now they can use it.