How to Fix PS5 Controller Drift? | Here’re 7 Simple Ways

About PS5 Controller Drift

PS5 stick drift refers to a phenomenon in which the analog sticks move on their own despite you didn’t touch the controller. For instance, your characters may suddenly move in Fortnite even without touching the DualSense. It’s so annoying that you can’t play games smoothly due to the PS5 drift issue.

How to Fix PS5 Controller Drift

How to fix PS5 controller drift? After investigating extensive user reports and posts, we summarize the following 7 applicable ways. Let’s try them in order until the problem gets resolved.

# 1. Adjust the Input Threshold on Your PS5 DualSense Controller

There is an area called “input threshold” (also known as deadzone) in which your thumb stick doesn’t register any movement essentially. If you just suffer from a light PS5 DualSense drift, you may try eradicating it, although this fix only works for certain games.

# 2. Clean Your DualSense Controller

One of the common reasons for the broken PS5 controller drift problem is a clogged controller. If you never clean up the PS5 DualSense controller, it’s time to start doing so. Let’s follow the guide below carefully to clean your controller.

# 3. Disconnect and Reconnect Your PS5 Controller to Bluetooth

Some users reported that the PS5 controller stick drift issue can be solved by power recycling the Bluetooth. It may seem strange but is worth a try. To do so, follow the step below:

# 4. Update Your PS5 System Software

Sometimes outdated system software can trigger the PS5 controller drift lawsuit as well. To avoid this issue, we recommend you keep your PS5 system software up to date. For that:

# 5. Adjust the Trigger Effect Intensity

# 6. Reset the PS5 Controller

If the PS5 drift controller issue persists, you may consider resetting your controller. To do so, turn off your PS5 console first, locate the reset button on the back of the controller (it is a tiny hole to the right of the Sony logo), and use a small paperclip to press and hold down the hole for 3–5 seconds. After that, connect the controller to your PS5 console using a USB cable and press the PS button to turn it on.

# 7. Send Your PS5 Controller to Sony

If none of the above methods fix the PS5 DualSense drift issue, you may have to send it to Sony for repair. The PS5 DualSense controller has one year of warranty. You can contact Sony and request the controller to be repaired as long as it’s under warranty. Also, you can directly call (800) 345–7669 for help.


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