Valve is working to add support for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers to Steam. As part of the latest Steam beta, Joy-Cons will be supported individually or in pairs, similar to how you can use them back and forth for Switch games. If you want to try out the feature, you can opt for the Steam beta – Valve has some helpful instructions on the Steam website – though fingers crossed your Joy-Cons don’t suffer any drift.
Valve is also improving its support for classic Nintendo controllers that it sells to Switch Online subscribers, though in the beta patch notes the company didn’t specify exactly how. This feature was introduced to the public version of the Steam client last week, allowing you to use Switch-specific NES, SNES, N64, and Sega Genesis controllers on Steam.
And if you want to use a non-Nintendo controller with Steam, you have a few options as well. Valve added support for Sony’s DualSense controller shortly after the PS5 was released in 2020 and extended Steam support for Xbox controllers in early 2021.