Cronus Zen PS5 Dongle

Category: Cronus Zen
Manufacturer: Collective Minds
Manufacturer Collective Minds
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Weight 0.05 lbs
Product Status In stock and shipping today!


Adds PS5 Game Support to the Cronus Zen by enabling PS4 Speciality Mode without connecting a third-party controller (the controller chip is built into the dongle to make this a much cleaner setup).


  • Adds PS5 Game support to the Cronus Zen (Game must support PS4 Speciality Mode - Check here for more information)
  • PS4 Speciality Controller not required!
  • Supports headsets (controller must be wired, dongle to A1)
  • Supports Sony PS5 DualSense Controllers
  • Supports Microsoft Xbox Series X|S Controllers
  • Supports Sony PS4 DualShock 4 Controllers
  • Supports most third-party PS4 Controllers
  • Supports Microsoft Xbox One Controllers
  • Supports most third-party Xbox One Controllers

Note: This product requires a Cronus Zen to function. 

Important: Some PS5 games do not support PS4 Speciality Mode, and those that do support it can be patched by the game developer at any time, which is obviousley out of our control. See WARRANTY INFO below for more information.

A PS5 game must support PS4 Speciality Mode in order for this product to work with Cronus Zen. It is important for you to be aware that the game developer can remove this feature with a software patch at any time, therefore no returns are accepted after 30 days of purchase, and returns will only be accepted if the Dongle is faulty, not if the game you were playing was patched. You will know if the game has been patched if it tells you that the controller you have connected is not supported. A good example of this is Call of Duty: Vanguard or NBA 2K22 (PS5 versions).

There are PS4 speciality mode workarounds available however, for example the Rainbow Six Siege PS5 version of the game was recently patched so that it no longer supports PS4 Speciality mode, but you can switch to the PS4 version of the game using the PS5 crossgen feature, and it will fully work with the PS5 Dongle and Cronus Zen (yes you can use your PS5 DualSense controller with the PS4 version of the game and mods will work just fine). Check here for the latest information.

For the Cronus Zen to recognize PS5 games, the game must be able to support PS4 Speciality Mode. Most PS5 games do, however some do not, and they can be patched at any time. You can find the latest information regarding compatibility here:

5 Stars 
 6 reviews

5 Most Useful Customer Reviews

Mr. Mitchell Meno Mr. Mitchell Meno Verified Purchase

I love the PS5 dongle, I have been using the Zen for almost a year now and going onto the PS five this is going to make it so much easier to play next GEN games!

Mr. Wise Mr. Wise Verified Purchase

Delivered within 2 days of ordering

Mr. Billy Jordan Mr. Billy Jordan Verified Purchase

It works great with the ps5 controller with this add on . I t was an easy and smooth transition. Definitely a must have it works with or without the charging wire. I prefer wireless. 4Stars

Mr. Mabelis Mabelis Mr. Mabelis Mabelis Verified Purchase

Still waiting for the Zen but tested it with a friend. Great product, crappy service & customer care. Remarks added to the order asking to combine it with my Zen pre-orders (as suggested by Cronus customer care) were completely ignored and I ended up with double shipping fees that set me back 30USD. Attempts to get some restitution failed.

Cronus Support: I'm sorry you feel our service is below standard. You made two separate orders with two separate shipping payments. The PS5 Dongle was in stock so that was shipped immediatley. The website does instruct what to do if you wish to add additional items to a current order, simply contact support and they will manually add it for you so you don't have to make a second order and don't have to pay for shipping again.

TBeal_AIA TBeal_AIA Verified Purchase

Wow. This is it, folks. My Xbox Wireless Elite 2 previously collecting dust is now taking out baddies, beasties and reviving felled buddies on the battlefield once again thanks to the Cronus Zen (firmware 2.09) and this little beauty; the PlayStation 5 Dongle.

Short version: you can now fire up your PlayStation 5 games with your favorite controller, if the DualSense isn’t your gig. I have De Quervain’s tenosynovitis or, gamer’s thumb in both wrists. Having a controller with back paddles is a must-have for me. My thumbs are toast after logging hundreds of hours in “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey”.

I had issues at first trying to get past the log in screen of my PS5. It took me quite a while to realize that the Zen Studio software didn’t include the “Enable PS4 Specialty” button!!

I flashed the Zen device, downloaded the 2.09 firmware, deleted and reinstalled the Zen Studio software and THEN the “Enable PS4 Specialty” button appeared.

Make sure you have the 2.09 firmware, people!

How to install the Cronus Zen PS5 Dongle