DS4 Back Button Attachment (Feb 2020 in EU)

Robothamster

Distinguished Member


Introducing the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment



Elevate your game by adding two customizable buttons to the back of your DualShock 4. Out January 23.

Today we’re excited to introduce the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment to gamers of all skill levels who enjoy playing competitively. This new attachment elevates your gameplay by delivering more versatility and performance, while maintaining the comfort and feel of the DualShock 4 wireless controller you’ve come to love.
DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment
Its sleek design, with two programmable and highly tactile back buttons, allows you to utilize more of your hand to shorten your response time and gives you more flexibility in competitive gameplay.
  • Responsive Back Buttons and High-fidelity OLED Screen: The two back buttons can map up to 16 different actions such as triangle, circle, R1 and R2 to name a few and provide amazing tactile feedback, so you can jump and slide without missing a beat. The attachment also features an integrated OLED display that provides real time information around button assignments.
  • Highly Configurable: A dedicated button allows you to remap back button inputs on the fly, so you are always prepared no matter what game you’re playing. Furthermore, you can save and choose up to three different profiles for use in various games and there is also a headset pass-through for connecting any 3.5mm wired headset to the controller.
  • Developed by PlayStation: The product is tested and approved for all of your favorite PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR titles, and is built with the ergonomics of the DS4 in mind.
DualShock 4 Back Button AttachmentDualShock 4 Back Button Attachment
The Back Button Attachment launches in US and Canada on January 23, 2020, for SRP $29.99 USD, $39.99 CAD, so make sure to pick one up if you’re looking to play and compete at your best.
 

Robothamster

Distinguished Member
PS Europe post:

Today we’re excited to introduce the Dualshock 4 Back Button Attachment to gamers of all skill levels who enjoy playing competitively. This new attachment elevates your gameplay by delivering more versatility and performance, while maintaining the comfort and feel of the Dualshock 4 wireless controller you’ve come to love.

Its sleek design, with two programmable and highly tactile back buttons, allows you to utilize more of your hand to shorten your response time and gives you more flexibility in competitive gameplay.

Dualshock 4 Back Button Attachment on PS4

  • Responsive Back Buttons and High-fidelity OLED Screen: The two back buttons can map up to 16 different actions such as triangle, circle, R1 and R2 to name a few and provide amazing tactile feedback, so you can jump and slide without missing a beat. The attachment also features an integrated OLED display that provides real time information around button assignments.
  • Highly Configurable: A dedicated button allows you to remap back button inputs on the fly, so you are always prepared no matter what game you’re playing. Furthermore, you can save and choose up to three different profiles for use in various games and there is also a headset pass-through for connecting any 3.5mm wired headset to the controller.
  • Developed by PlayStation: The product is tested and approved for all of your favorite PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR titles, and is built with the ergonomics of the DS4 in mind.
The Back Button Attachment launches across the region** on 14th February for €29.99, so make sure to pick one up if you’re looking to play and compete at your best.
 

Stinja

Member
Hmm it's like minimum effort "pro paddle" functions :confused:
The standard is moving towards 4 extra buttons, and some allow dual-mapping, eg: triangle+circle mapped as a single button press.

I hope the PS5 controller has this (well with 4 buttons) built into the unit directly.

... oh and yes, i'll still be buying one ;)
 

Cloysterpeteuk

Well-known Member
Yeah so this means my controller now won’t fit in the official Sony charging dock, yeah great design there Sony I’m not taking this on or off each and every time I play or stop playing a game.

Hopefully this will be built into the design of the next controller, preferably with just the two paddles, current dual shocks aren’t big enough for four paddles and still be super ergonomic and the base dualshock 5 is unlikely to have removable paddles.

If the base model DS5 has two extra buttons by default then devs could actually program these buttons for new gameplay actions, we wouldn’t be limited to simple copying of existing key functions. You’d still have the option of mapping the paddles to existing presses as devs would need to create a layout for the new Series X controller which doesn’t have any more gameplay buttons.
 

Glostarz

Active Member
Picked up one of these to try out what it is like to have the back paddles without forking on a Scuf or pro controller.

It’s not bad. It does add a bit of bulk to the controller, but not too much extra weight. The buttons are pretty hair trigger, so only need a little flick of your ring finger to hit. Set up is simple, not sure what the drain on battery life might be yet.

I’ve only had a short go on Titanfall 2 and kept forgetting to use the buttons for what I had set them to, but I guess in time I will get my brain trained to use them more as I play.

The only negative for me at the moment is hitting the buttons when picking up the controller from around the back. But definitely a fairly cheap way to see if you can make use of the extra buttons without splashing out a lot more cash.
 

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