July 3, 2022

Have you ever been in the middle of a VR gaming session and noticed that your in-game position suddenly seemed to shift? Do you find yourself randomly having difficulty with navigating menus? You aren’t alone; many VR players have struggled with the exact same issues. The cause of your controller woes is known as joystick drift.

Joystick drift is an increasingly common problem with controllers. The Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are infamous for their drift, and even the PS5 suffers from joystick drifting. When a controller is affected by drifting, it causes the joystick to move on its own without manual input from the player. This can lead to the aforementioned problems of sporadic character movement and difficult menu navigation.