Amended class-action adds additional plaintiffs and specific mention of Elite Series 2
I was wondering if something was up with these controllers. I have a friend that had multiple Xbox controllers with drift issues ... Seemed like more than just bad luck
Thats weird, me and my friends have over 20+ controllers and none of them have drift. Not saying it can't happen but maybe it IS bad luck. I think it's mostly isolated to the Elite Series 2 being the newest controller.
20+ controllers? You ever wonder why you guys need so many controllers? Maybe it's because their build quality sucks.
This is a problem that occour in all controllers from all brands due to users making a lot on stress on analogue, some controllers are less resistance them other like the Switch, but that the way it is. I never had this problem on any controller of any brand in my 32 years of gaming, on the other hand I know people that have this problem in every controller after 6 months.
I have close to 40 xbo/ps4 controllers and none of them have drift issues. I bought them all 2nd hand and you would think they should (with the way some wrench on the sticks) but thankfully they do not. My son's xbo has developed stick drift as well as one of his ds4 so I let him use a couple of my spares. Not the fancy ones though... just regular ones. @seal, maybe this person collects controllers? I know I do.
I think it’s about time that Microsoft put more quality into their engineering
Yeah, it seems to be more of an issue recently. It's like they deteriorate over time rather than being dodgy from the get-go.
Only had one out of my 5 drift this gen on Xbox. Annoyingly it is the custom controller I ordered.
I have 4 controllers one of them is an original from back in 2013 when the console was released which did eventually get some drift on the left stick after about 3 years all the others haven't including my Elite V2 and I do tend to put my controllers through the wringer. I have no idea why you have so many friends who seem to get this issue as none of my friends with Xboxes have reported it. Maybe anecdotal evidence from people you know is not used in law courts for a reason? However I do think that all console manufacturers should extend their warrantee for this, 90 days is pretty stingy for something like stick drift.
@ crazy You must be crazy Xbox elite controllers are perfect and only lying fanboys find imaginary defects on them. My works perfect without any issues and I have 2 on each room. Said you know who here
I mean, there's a lawsuit against the Elite 2 controllers drifting. So its clearly something that happens. Did you ever think that you were lucky that the ones you have just don't have that issue?
I have never had drift issues I got 6 controllers. Including an elite controller 2.
@darkwingsoul I need to have issues to buy controllers? 😂 Yall are definitely some lonely virgins. Look at the agrees lmfao I have extra controllers for when my friends come over to play videogames. Plus elite controller 2 and a design lab controller. Easily could have been more if I bought a few special edition ones.
I have this on two of my controllers. It seems like it happens over time tho, as mine worked fine for about 6 months.
Mine worked well for like 3 years before drifting.
I also had a drifter. I was pissed that they wouldn't do anything about it. I lived in Denmark then, which is notoriously know for absolute sh!t customer service.
Drift happens, no really. It is caused by a combination of ware and dirt. Every single one of my controllers develop drift. Without fail. To be fair, i am not kind to my controllers. They get used on the daily for 3-5 hours and 10-15 hour sessions are not too infrequent. Hands covered in chip residue, spills on and around them. TBH, I always get the 2 year add on warranty from Best Buy. Then trade them in when it starts happening. Trade for a new one.Then get a new warranty (40$ for Elite Controller, 20$ for normal) on that one, Rinse and repeat. I did this 5 time with the original Elite, with the last time paying the additional 30 bucks for the upgrade to V2. Still going strong.
Man stick drift is everywhere. What happened this gen?
I never had any on my DS4s
All four of my DS4s have stick drift.
1 out 5 for me.
I had one analogue stick brake, had no drift issues but went though quite a few, 3 with broken usbs, rubber came off first one. Strangely third party ones dispite being crap were never broke
I get stuck drift every 3-4 months with heavy fps gaming use
That's good, but an analog stick is a moving part and after a period of use they wear down no matter what gaming system the controller goes to.
Xbox: 1 out of 5 PS4: 1 out of 7 including 3 with shredded analog tops-my second release PS4 controllers have been good Switch: 2 sets out of 2, can only play with a pro controller
ds4 have that notirious call of duty left click problem
Every single one of my DS4 controller's drift , I've accepted that this is just what happens.
I have. I've had a couple with stick drift. Only difference is, I didn't pay 100+ for them.
I've never had a playstation controller fail or drift.
You're lucky. I'm on my 3rd.
I'm still using my PS4 Pro launch controller and it's totally fine.
@ JAckBNimble you are so full of it. You don't even own Ps4 controllers. I mean just on one page of your commetn history..... "Those days are long gone bro... these sonybois are much worse now" "I have a feeling that over confident sonyboys are going to be blindsided next gen with all their expectations of ps5 and down playing of xsx." I don't pretend to Xbox controllers. You shouldn't pretend to have all these DS4 controllers and they all have drift. You're full of it
that's because on PS4 you often won't notice it. I've had controllers that work perfectly fine then while playing some game I put the controller down and notice L3 is drifting. Sometimes simply clicking the analog in and rotating clears it up for good or for a while. But imo, from what I've experienced, it's pretty minimal and something that can be easily overlooked or go unnoticed. As for the mention of triggers below. Sony has made changes to the triggers over the course of each DS4 generation. There's at least 3 generations of DS4s. The latest bolstering the trigger somewhat.
Two of my DS4 controllers got it - one I'm still using because it's too close to the release of the PS5 to invest in a new one.
Made in China quality. This is what we have now.
I haven’t had any drift issues. My elite 1 controller grips did fall off-but it’s still playable. Even my Switch is fine. Can it be one of the assemblies that they contract out that makes them be the issue? At this point I feel lucky.
Have a elite 1 and don’t have any issues whatsoever or any of my controllers. So far I’ve been lucky but I’ve had my switch have stick drift
Never had stick drift using 7 different Xbone controllers over the course of 5 years. Unless I screwed them up myself which I did once by leaving one upside down with some clothes on top of it.
Lucky you, I had drift on 2 out of my 4 ps4 controllers. Luckily is wasn’t on my scuf.
I'm guessing you probably don't play all that much then.
I been gaming for 25 years now and never even seen drift on any of my joypads, maybe some of us just ain't hashy gits with our controllers.
I get drift eventually every gen, its the racing games man, I love em, but the twitchy way I use the sticks must mess with em lol
I put at least 800 hours between those 7 xbone controllers and I bought several of them used off craigslist.
I have used 9 over the course of 4 years and all 9 have drift and I keep them all in plastic safety cases.
Maybe you can sue the maker of the plastic safety cases.
Knushwood Butt I won over 1 million in my class action!
Nice! That will get you a lot of new pads!
I now have over 40,000 controllers and I have them individually sealed in titanium cases now! Unfortunately they all have drift...
Why would you need to use 7 controllers? I've still got my launch PS4 pro controller and it's fine still now. 7 controllers? I am guessing a couple don't work which is why you have so many and use them all. I don't know, but 7? That seems crazy to me.
I also had 2 controllers that I use on the PC had this happen. I have a 3rd 360 controller that so far has been ok. When shit is made in China this is what you get. Since Microsoft is an American company these along with their consoles should be made in the USA. Nintendo as well, should all be made in Japan like they used to be not in shit China, fuck them.
I hate when people share their experience for the purpose of acting as if the issue can’t possibly exist for others. Sit your silly asses down somewhere and just be happy that you haven’t had an issue.
ive had a 360 controller drift years ago but all 360 pads after that inc xbox one versions theres been zero issues for me
I would guess the harder you are on your controllers the more likely you get stick drift . I haven’t had any problems with my DS4’s at all but I let my son borrow one for a weekend and he shredded the thumb grips but no drift . I haven’t shredded any of mine since launch, they look almost new . I haven’t played games much on Xbox since mid 360 era so. I did get drift on my Vita but it was my fault for sticking it my travel bag full of crap and I damaged the right stick . But I just replaced it and it’s fine now . The Nintendo stick drift happened on my first set of controllers over time and it’s strange because I don’t use them nearly as much as my PS controllers . I did have this issue with a 360 controller years ago but I’m not sure if it was design or overly rough use from my son . I have no experience with a XB1 controller so I can’t speak on it but it’s obvious some people had issues or there wouldn’t be a lawsuit but it very well could be some people are just to hard on their controllers like my son is or it could be a Nintendo thing with poorer design but I tend to lean toward hard use for most of these problems with all controllers .
Don't have drift on my xbox one controllers but what I have had on multiple controllers is the 3.5 jack messing up and not registering the headset. Like 5 or so so far 😡
these need to be designed where the user can easily unscrew the sticks and replace them for $5 bucks, or better fix it but na not gonna happen.
for me its the unresponsive D-pad of their controllers. i swear to god, sometimes it feels like i have to press it multiple times for it to work
looks like nintendo has some serious competition
Every controller will get drift eventually, parts wear down, some are made better than others, unless a real defect is found this will go nowhere.
days, few months?
All depends on the parts really, and how hard you are on the sticks, but its just bits of plastic metal and rubber, they all wear down eventually.
Here’s what you do: You take controller back and exchange it for another. I never once thought to take someone to court because something I bought didn’t work. Hey, everytime I microwave my hot pocket it craps all on the plate and doesn’t look like the picture on the box, I think I have a case!
walmart has what a 90 day policy? not bad idea.
All platforms have inconsistent controller issues. Hopefully next gen will improve minimum quality standards.
Is this drifting thing really that bad to justify suing MS over? Seems too excessive?
It depends what type of games u player. Fps gamers that play a ton online will have more problems. I've been through at least 9 xbox controllers. Playstation controllers 1 last as long as three xbox controllers with fps
You've been through at least 9 xbox controllers? I'm a Sony fan, but I just find it hard to believe you've gone through 9 xbox controllers. That seems crazy to me.
Yeah I'm a master on Overwatch and play a ton. I always get the warranty at best buy or switch them out at target. Because Sony is a Japanese country they will obviously make higher quality products same as with cars long lasting.
Series 2 are so hard to come across took me a month to find one in Walmart. I had to go to my neighboring state to buy mine btw, and right out the box I noticed the thumb stick drifts so it has nothing to do with wear & tear.
Most drift issues occur because people don't know how to use a controller. Hard press the sticks when it's not the way to handle them...