It's no secret that I love the DualSense controller so I got the nifty Wingman XB from Brook Gaming so I could use it on Xbox Series X.
Using the Wingman XB
The Wingman XB is simply a USB dongle that you plug into your Xbox Series X. You can also use it on Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, and if you have a USB adapter, even the original Xbox. Anyway, there's a USB port at the end which allows you to plug in any wired controller from a fight stick to a Mega Drive mini controller and a Switch Pro Controller to an Xbox 360 wireless receiver. As you can tell, there are a lot of compatible controllers (including the Taiko drum) but let's focus on the reason I wanted this thing: the DualSense. v1d30chumz 34-231-247-88
There are a few reasons why you'd want to use a DualSense on Xbox Series X whether you prefer holding it or you simply need another controller for local multiplayer and I'll likely use it for both reasons. To set it up, all you do is plug the Wingman XB into a USB slot on the Xbox Series X, plug a USB cable into the Wingman XB and the other end into the DualSense, press the home button, unplug, and press the home button again. It's really quite simple and it's super-responsive, too. Well, that was easy so let's dive in deeper. 😊
In addition to simply being able to use a wide variety of controllers for any Xbox console, the Wingman XB has some very clever additional features that are easy to overlook. For starters, you can assign turbo to any button which will make certain games such as some classic shoot 'em ups more intuitive to play. On top of that, you can also remap the controls however you want which will potentially make games that don't allow you to do so in-game more enjoyable as they can now be customized to your play style.
Although the Wingman XB is very cool, it isn't perfect. The biggest aspect to keep in mind before getting one is the fact that only 1 controller can be synced to it at any given time. It also takes up 1 USB port on your Xbox console so if you already have a hard drive, wired controller, and USB device for captures plugged in then you may have to remove something to attach it. Finally, assigning turbo buttons and remapping the controls can be a bit clunky as you have to hold down buttons in a very specific way in order to do so. Plus, it may not remember your settings between switching games so keep that in mind before configuring an elaborate controller setup.
That's how I've been enjoying DualSense on Xbox Series X thanks to the Wingman XB. If you have any questions, drop a line below!