Users are already reporting that the PS5 DualSense controllers are suffering from drift.

15:24, 30 Nov 2020

Console and controller malfunctions are the bane of any gamers' life. Whether its the Xbox dreaded three rings of death from back in the good ol' days or when your Nintendo DS microphone would not pick up your animated yelling of "SIT" towards your Nintendog, console malfunctions are simply the worst.

When it comes to the controller, this is by far the most important aspect of any gamers' experience, as any hindrances in this department will be detrimental to each and every game you play. Drift is one of the most common controller problems, and despite PlayStation casting millions of dollars into the construction of the PS5 DualSense controller, it appears that they have failed to jump this hurdle. 

Drift is basically where your analogue sticks believe there is an input from the player when the player is actually not touching the pad. It means that your controller acts with a mind of its own and will most commonly drag your cameras around in-game or make your protagonist move without playing. In the worst cases, the controller will scroll through menus uncontrollably rendering it completely useless. 

After just three weeks of the PS5 being live, one Reddit user has already captured his DualSense controller drifting, evident through his Warzone map.

Just noticed my Dualsense drifts :( from r/PS5

AS you can see from the video clip posted by "DopeOxide", his cursor pans from left to right on his Warzone map without any input from the player.


Other players have actually reported that this is merely just a Call of Duty: Warzone problems, as the cursor will drag with any controller, however, more instances have popped up on games such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Destiny 2

PlayStation has yet to comment on the controller drift. With hope, it will only be a handful of controllers with this problem, rather than having countless spinning players in the coming months.



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