If you’re experiencing stick drift on your Steam Deck, try this
A recent software update should fix the problem.
Valve has shipped the first batch of Steam Decks and critics have mixed reviews on the device so far. But as the
A handful of users on Reddit have started noticing stick drift in the joysticks on the
Fans and owners of the Nintendo Switch console may be familiar with stick drift. In fact, Nintendo’s latest handheld console had terrible stick drift issues. The issues with the Joy-Cons got so bad that the company eventually started replacing them for free.
Fortunately, stick drift doesn’t seem to be a hardware issue in the Steam Deck. Lawrence Yang, a
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Essentially, a firmware update caused a bug in the device’s software that led to this stick drift issue. As a result, the company has now sent out an update to fix the stick drift.
If you’ve noticed any stick drift issues on your own
Hopefully, this update completely fixes any stick drift issue the device has. The last thing we want to see is permanent stick drift on the Steam Deck, especially since the devices are essentially brand new.
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