This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

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
Gamepad Extensions
The definition of 'GamepadHapticActuator' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No No Yes1 2 No No No
pulse No15 Yes1 2 No No No
type No15 Yes1 2 No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No No No No No No
pulse No No No No No No No
type No No No No No No No

1. The flag is enabled by default in Firefox Nightly and Beta, versions 55 and above.

2. This feature is behind the dom.gamepad-extensions.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

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