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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.


The event preceding this issue is outlined in the original post


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


Stick Drift strikes again!


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