The PlayStation 5 is officially here and with it comes the new DualSense controller. You can read all about the new controller in our review here. Nevertheless, we have the most important information you are looking for. How long does the PlayStation 5 DualSense battery last? We played nearly every PS5 game at launch and while playing varying games we found that the DualSense 1650mAh rechargeable battery lasts nearly three times longer than the current DualShock controller.
We ran a stopwatch over our tests and found depending on the game, is where you will fall within a 12-13 hour window. A game like Astrobot Rescue Mission makes for heavy use of the haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, speaker, and mic, which drains the battery faster than one that does not. For instance, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, has no use for the mic, minimal use of the triggers, as well as the speaker. Plus has a significant number of cutscenes. Games like Spider-Man will have you on the longer side of the 13 hours. While games like Astrobot and Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War will leave the DualSense battery completely drained much closer to 12 hours. We got our first “low battery” alerts at around 10 hours of total playtime.
While using the new DualSense charging station, the controller charges back up over USB-C in around three and a half hours. This is bringing the completely empty battery back up to a full charge. It should be noted that these times come from brand new out of the box controllers. Over the years you might see something like a 20 percent decrease in the battery’s performance. While this is the worst-case scenario, it still leaves the DualSense at about a 10-hour battery life and a four-hour charge for the years to come. All this while at the complete worst-case scenario.