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

The type read-only property of the GamepadHapticActuator interface returns an enum representing the type of the haptic hardware.


var myActuatorType = gamepadHapticActuatorInstance.type;


An enum of type GamepadHapticActuatorType; currently available types are:

  • vibration — vibration hardware, which creates a rumbling effect.




Specification Status Comment
Gamepad Extensions
The definition of 'GamepadHapticActuatorType' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 68Edge Full support 15Firefox Full support Yes
Notes Disabled
Full support Yes
Notes Disabled
Notes The flag is enabled by default in Firefox Nightly and Beta, versions 55 and above.
Disabled This feature is behind the dom.gamepad-extensions.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 55Safari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 68Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 48Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 10.0


Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also