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The third revision of the classic Xbox Wireless Controller was released in November 2020, bundled with the Xbox Series X and Series S. This controller is backwards compatible with previous Xbox One consoles, and PCs.

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My joysticks randomly lose the ability to go forward

My Xbox Series X controller randomly loses the ability to push forward, with it instead pushing backwards (left stick), while the right stick will push all the way down. I initially suspected the sticks but that can't be the case, as they suddenly behave normally upon entering the Xbox accessories recalibration screen, before reverting in a matter of minutes. Furthermore, this issue only occured after I had entered the recalibration screen for the first time to fix bad circularity

(Installed joysticks are Ginfull Hall Effect V2 sticks, additionally, I have the ExtremeRate HOPE Remap kit installed)

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If you can connect it to a PC, check the reported x,y values with an online gamepad tester. Play around with the sticks for a bit and see if you can replicate the issue. Is there any event that preceded this happening?

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Issue can be replicated by simply using the controller for about 30 seconds and the reads on hardware tester are normal along the x axis but only range from 0-1 (mind you, up is minus 1 on hardwaretester universally) on the y axis, even when pushing the joystick up. The issue then resolves upon opening the xbox accessories recalibration screen on my PC wherein the sticks act entirely normal.

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The event preceding this issue is outlined in the original post

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Also I don't have an XBox so everything explained is being done on a PC

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Stick Drift strikes again!

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