Here are the more notable ones:

Adaptive triggers

One of the biggest features of the DualSense is its adaptive triggers — customized L2/R2 buttons that add tension depending on in-game events. For example, if you jumped on a spring-loaded platform in Sackboy, the buttons would be much harder to press. Or, when you’re tasked to pull a bow in Fortnite, you will be able to feel the resistance of the string. Adaptive triggers add a level of immersion that had never been seen (or, well, felt) in any other gaming controller before.

Haptic feedback

Haptic feedback is not a new feature for controllers. This is the technology responsible for haptic rumble — a feeling that’s meant to replicate the sensation of a character getting attacked or the ground shaking.

However, a post on PlayStation tech reveals that the haptic feedback we got before the DualSense is nothing more than glorified vibrations. This was because last-gen controllers only had two haptic motors installed — one in each grip. The DualSense, on the other hand, has hundreds of tiny motors around the controller, so it’s now possible to target vibrations onto specific points.

In Sackboy, this is vividly experienced when the game asks you to slide your finger down the touchpad to open zippers. You’ll feel every notch that you run your slider through.

Aside from these two points, the DualSense also features:

  1. a built-in microphone,
  2. 12 hours of battery life, and
  3. a light bar that glows in four different colors.