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The GamepadHapticActuator interface of the Gamepad API represents hardware in the controller designed to provide haptic feedback to the user (if available), most commonly vibration hardware.

This interface is accessible through the Gamepad.hapticActuators property.


GamepadHapticActuator.type Read only
Returns an enum representing the type of the haptic hardware.


GamepadHapticActuator.pulse() Read only
Makes the hardware pulse at a certain intensity for a specified duration.




Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'GamepadHapticActuator' in that specification.
Unknown Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support No support No support[1] No support No support No support
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Samsung Internet
Basic support No support No support No support[1] No support No support No support No support

[1] Enabled in Firefox Nightly and Beta, versions 55 and above. Enabled/disabled by the dom.gamepad-extensions.enabled pref.

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