Where is R3 on a PS4 controller? When a PS4 game asks you to press the R3 button, it can be easy to get confused. After all, isn’t there a button on a DualShock 4 gamepad labeled “R3”? Stick around as we explain how to press R3 on PS4 and how to find R3 on PS4 controller.
Where is R3 on a PS4 controller?
PS4’s R3 button is located on the right analog stick – simply press it.
Pressing the right stick will hear a satisfying click indicating you’ve just pressed R3. The button is commonly used to perform a melee attack in FPS games, including Call of Duty.
It might come as a surprise to learn that the right analog stick actually doubles as a button, rather than as a means of adjusting the in-game camera. Despite this, the R3 button has actually been around since 1997, when the Dual Analog controller was released as an optional peripheral for the original Sony PlayStation.
Where is L3 on a PS4 controller?
The L3 button on PlayStation 4 is used by pressing the left analog stick.
Activation of L3 is the same as R3, just use the left stick instead of the right stick. L3 is most commonly used for doing a character sprint, although it can have a variety of different uses in different games.
Again, the L3 button has been around for a long time. Anyone can be forgiven for not knowing of its existence, however, unlike L1 and L2, the L3 button is not labeled when looking at the PlayStation 4 gamepad.
Knowing these features should also help you when the next generation PS5 console launches. While there hasn’t been an explicit confirmation that the updated PlayStation 5 DualSense controller will have R3 and L3 buttons, it seems like a pretty safe bet.