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Valve’s Steam Client Beta Adds Support For Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers

Valve's Steam Client Beta Adds Support For Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers

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If you enjoy syncing your Nintendo controllers with new devices and applications, you might be a fan of Valve’s latest update to Steam. The company responsible for hits such as: half-life, Team Fortress 2 and the Portal series has revealed it will have additional support for Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers in the latest Steam Client beta.

Having access to Steam and this particular client means you can now sync your Joy-Con and use them as a controller. The patch notes state how they are supported individually and can also be used in a pair.

“Added support for Nintendo Joy-Con controllers both individually and mini gamepad and combined in pairs”

This latest update follows Valve adding support for Nintendo’s Switch Online classic controllers in late July. This includes the NES, SNES, N64 and Mega Drive/Genesis wireless controllers. In this latest Steam Client Beta update, Valve has also apparently “improved support for the classic Nintendo Online controllers”.

Valve added support for Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller earlier in 2018 and even made pads like Hori’s Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Controller compatible with its client. Would you be interested in using your Joy-Con with Steam games? Tell us in the comments.