The drift of the stick
PS5 can be inevitable, due to foreseeable flaws in the design of the joystick hardware.
A fascinating teardown of iFixit searched in the components found in the PS5 DualSense Controller , Nintendo Switch Controller Pro and Xbox Series X Controller , and concluded that all gamepads use the company's aging joystick modulesmmerce whose life expectancy is known.
If something goes wrong with either controller, it's extremely difficult to repair throttles without soldering equipment, which means quick fixes are out of the question for the average consumer.
A product sheet from manufacturer Alps indicates that the lifespan of the potentiometers used by the PS5 DualSense controllers is two million cycles. Now it can bemuch, but iFixit teardown engines found it was actually extremely low.
Play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) , which requires a lot of analog inputs and interactions, the tester found that, hypothetically, your controller joystick could become faulty after four to seven months of use, if you limited your playing time to two hours a day.
There is no guarantee that you will experience stick drift at this point (you might get lucky or discover a fault sooner), but the sensors and parts used in a controller are used as a "deliberate cost reduction calculation on the part of console makers," according to iFixit.
The frustrating four
If that wasn't enough, iFixit has determinedthat there were four main causes of stick drift: sensor wear, spring fatigue, material stretching and dirt, dust, moisture and other grime. Sensor wear is the most difficult to avoid, as it will occur naturally over time, and spring fatigue is also sensitive to the rigors of the game.
Material stretch is also a factor. This can cause the joystick to be released, but not necessarily drift, as you press the sticks hard for a continuous period of time: like when playing a driving game.
Finally, there is one area in which we might have a little more fun fighting: dirt, dust, humidity and other grime. Many users have successfully removed stick drift by cleaning dirt build-up from a controller using compressed air, contact cleaner and / or isopropyl alcohol . However, this isIt isn't a safe solution to fires and can often just move items around or delay the inevitable. Do what you can to keep your controllers clean, such as washing the Cheetos dust off your fingers and not letting your pads sit and collect dust.
Of course, as iFixit rightly points out, the real solution to PS5 DualSense or Xbox One stick drift is intended for console manufacturers to use more durable components and This would probably prove cheaper in the long run, especially if Nintendo loses some of the lawsuits which were brought to him for Joy-Con drift, including one of a child .