How to Fix Xbox One Wireless Controller Drift
These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
For additional help, check out the Xbox One Wireless Controller Troubleshooting page.
The original Xbox controller (AKA "The Duke") released in 2001 with the first Xbox console was large, bulky, and wired.
The Xbox 360 controller released in 2005 with the Xbox 360 has wireless capability and was smaller and more ergonomic than its predecessor.
The Xbox One controller launched in 2013 with the Xbox One. It retained a similar overall design to the 360 controller but with improvements like Bluetooth connectivity, impulse triggers for varying resistance, and a more precise d-pad.
The Xbox Series X|S controller released in 2020 is nearly identical to the Xbox One controller, with subtle tactile texture added to the grips and triggers.
Xbox controllers are easily distinguished by their offset analog stick layout. The left analog stick is placed higher than the right, a defining feature across all Xbox controllers since the original 2001 model. Other identifying elements include the A/B/X/Y face buttons, shoulder bumpers, and Start and Back buttons. Xbox controllers can also be identified by the Xbox logo button or printing on the front of the controller.