How to play Salt and Sacrifice with PS4 Controller on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Salt and Sacrifice Screenshot

Salt and Sacrifice is a 2D Soulslike developed and published by Ska Studios. It is a sequel to Salt and Sanctuary which came out back in 2016 and was a standout compared to many other titles in the genre. Salt and Sacrifice is available for pre-purchase on PC via Epic Games Store, PS4, and the PS5. Since this is exclusive to the Epic Games Store, there aren’t many features available like Steam Input for non-XInput controllers. If you want to play Salt and Sacrifice with a PS4 Controller, here is how you can do that.

Salt and Sacrifice with PS4 Controller

As of writing, Salt and Sacrifice doesn’t have native support for Dualshock 4 controllers. This means that for now, you can either use an Xbox controller or third-party software like DS4Windows to get it working with the game. We have another recommendation though, and it’s something we suggested for Final Fantasy 7 Remake as well, which was another Epic Store Exclusive.

Add Epic Games Launcher to Steam

If you add Epic Games Launcher to Steam and run it through that, every game in your Epic Games library can make use of Steam Input. This is a pretty simple process, and you can do it by following the steps below.

  • Launch Steam, and click on Games at the top left
  • Select Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library
You can add any application or game to Steam easily
Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library
  • After clicking this, a list of programs will show up.
  • Here, you want to check Epic Games Launcher, and then click “Add Selected Programs
Selecting Epic Games Launcher will add it to your Steam library
Epic Games Launcher in Add a Game
  • This will add Epic Games Launcher to your Steam library
This is how Epic Games Launcher shows up in the library
Epic Games Launcher is Steam
  • Now, click on Steam at the top left
  • Select Settings
You can access various Settings in Steam by clicking this
Steam Settings
  • Now, select the Controller tab
This will allow you to adjust different controller settings for Steam
  • Now, make sure PlayStation Configuration Support is checked
You can enable the PlayStation Configuration Support in Steam to play Salt and Sacrifice with a PS4 Controller
PlayStation Configuration Support
  • Now, launch Epic Games Store
You can now launch Epic Games Launcher from Steam
Epic Games Launcher
  • Now, launch Salt and Sacrifice as you normally would in Epic Games Launcher, and you’ll notice how you can access Steam Overlay (Shift+Tab) as well.
  • You can now play with your Dual Shock 4 controller since you’ve enabled Steam Input

You can use other controllers like the Switch Pro controller as well, and all you need to do is follow the same steps above, and check the Switch Pro Configuration Support.

This is all you need to do and all your Epic Games library will have Steam Input support as well. We hope that the developers add native Dualshock 4 support in some updates, but for now, this is the easiest way to add support manually.

We hope this guide helped you play with Salt and Sacrifice with PS4 Controller. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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    • Are you sure you are running Epic Games Launcher through Steam first? Make sure it wasn’t running already.

      Add Epic to Steam > Launch Epic Games Launcher through Steam library > Launch Salt and Sanctuary

    • Alternatively, you can add just Salt and Sacrifice to Steam as well. Click on Browse after the ADD A GAME step, and navigate to where the game is installed. Here, add the Projectmage.exe to Steam. Make sure that you have the respective support enabled for the game in the GENERAL CONTROLLER SETTINGS though.

  • i had same problem that it didnt work make sure you fully close epic games launcher before launching through steam and then boom fixed i can use my ps4 controller in salt and sacrifice and access the shift tab steam overlay tysm ali.. i was so annoyed wasnt even sure if i wanted to buy this game and thens aid ah why not and then my controller wont work and articles are like ye go buy an xbox controller sorry but ur idea fixed it thanks so much 😀

  • Still doesn’t work. I’ve tied all of the methods listed here and stuck with mouse and keyboard settings when it finally gets to title menu

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