We start with the Colorware custom controller. This customized PS5 controller is perfect for the gamer on a budget who wants a pretty controller.
This is a custom PS5 controller for the adults in the room. You can customize the body, center, buttons, and trackpad from a range of solid and metallic options.
There are no wild skins here and the end result is an understated custom controller. A controller that is distinctly un-gamery, seriously your significant other won’t be complaining when you leave this baby out.
However- this is a custom paint job only offering. This controller won’t improve your game. Underneath the shiny new surface, this customized PS5 controller is all stock.
If you don’t want the PS5’s stock features getting in the way of your 360 no scopes you’ll be going into the game settings, same as always.
Fourth in line is the Evil custom PS5 controller. This choice is for the serious gamer with cash to burn. If you’re looking to be a streamer or want to look like a pro this could be the controller for you.
The Evil controller comes with a decent range of faceplate and trim cosmetic options. Not as many as some on this list but probably enough.
The Evil controller comes with “Pro” and “Mod” options. These are what you’ll be spending the big bucks on.
The first Pro option is the shift buttons. Shift buttons are buttons that are added to the back of the controller (imagine a built-in paddle).
You can have up to four that are mapped to different buttons. Or, for an extra charge, you can have them be completely remappable.
The second option is to get rid of the actuated triggers and replace them with tactile triggers. These boast Instant actuation and low travel distance.
You can also have the thumbsticks tension changed to improve fine control and avoid overcorrection in aiming.
Just remember that these pro features will cost you your rumble motors and actuated triggers. Furthermore, these mods mean your controller will only really work with FPS games.
The “Mod” options are similar to Controllerchaos’ future offerings. There’s a standard rapid-fire mod (for cheaters).
A mastermod which includes macros (Adjustable/Akimbo/Tactical), Drop Shot, Fast Reload, Auto Scope, Auto Run, Auto Spot, Auto Aim (Zombies Only).
Finally, there’s a Fortnite mod that adds macros for weapon hot swapping and faster building. It is pretty cool that there’s a specific loadout just for Fortnite.
A fully decked-out controller here will cost you roughly $460. Add a gold tier warranty and you’re looking at nearer $550.
For a controller that will only work on certain games. Or in other words, you could buy another PS5 at this price point.
If you want a controller with all the mods this is probably the option for you, just get your wallet ready.
Finally, we come to my personal favorite. The Battlebeaver custom PS5 controller. Compared to every other option on this list this thing takes customizability to the next level.
Let’s start with the performance mods. You can have up to four, fully remappable back buttons. The awesome thing here is you get to individually choose their location.
Want all four buttons on the bottom of the right side? Sure thing! Want them nicely spread out? No problem. For a gamer with big chunky hands like me, this is a godsend.
This is our most ergonomic pick for sure.
These back buttons also come with a Quiet/Soft option at an extra cost that is perfect for streamers. On top of this, we have fully customizable triggers/ bumpers and thumbsticks. You can even keep the rumble motors if you so wish.
If you like retro games or indie platformers you can even swap out the d-pad for individual clicky buttons that feel great.
The cosmetic options are more limited but still fine. As a bonus, this is the only option here to include KontrolFreek grips for if you have sweaty hands like me. Don’t wanna drop that posh new controller!
The Battlebeaver is the most customizable option here by far. So, of course, it’s the most expensive. Right? No.
Even with an extended 24-month warranty and every mod I could throw at it, it comes in at around $365. At this price point, it blows the competition out of the water.
So that’s it. For my money, the Battlebeaver is currently the best custom PS5 controller. It offers the highest level of customizability at the most competitive price.
The design UI is also a dream to use. However, if the design process is a little intimidating, you can’t go wrong with the Hexgaming custom RIVAL 2. It features pretty much anything you could want from a custom controller and is headache-free.
At the end of the day though if all you care about is dominating in COD or Apex legends you should probably consider ditching the controller altogether.
A fully customized controller still can’t beat a mouse and keyboard. Put those 300 – 500 dollars towards a decent gaming rig. But console vs PC is an article for another day…..
Anyway, if you have your heart set on a custom PS5 controller, the Battlebeaver custom is where it’s at.
Will a PS5 custom controller improve my gaming performance?
Maybe? If you struggle at FPS games some of these controllers will give you a helping hand. Smart triggers can help cancel out lag and a poor reaction time. The macros- especially the hackier ones will help. BUT they also feel A LOT like cheating.
I want to be a pro gamer. Will a custom PS5 controller help?
No. They’ll probably do the opposite. There’s a reason ESports don’t allow modded controllers. If you’re relying on these mods you’re using a crutch. Your gameplay might look more impressive but it won’t help you in a real tournament setting.
Relying on hacks and macros will probably make you actively worse. Plus most pros use a mouse and keyboard anyway.
Should I buy a custom PS5 controller then?
If you just want a controller that looks good. Go ahead! Some of these look pretty sick.
If you want to be a streamer go ahead! They look good and the mods might help your gameplay look better. No one wants to watch a streamer who sucks.
If you want to go pro? Avoid the performance mods. They’re crutches that won’t help you improve and you can’t rely on them in an actual tournament setting. No one likes a cheat!