How to Fix DualSense Stick Drift Problem in PS5

The Sony PlayStation 5 controller is prone to the dreaded analog stick drift. This page will show you how to spot the stick drift problem, how to fix it, and how to send your DualSense controller to Sony to get it fixed if all else fails.

Stick drift on the PS5 controller is relatively easy to detect. This is a phenomenon where one of the analog sticks moves on its own, even if you are not touching the controller. This affects games as your stick moves and changes movement/aiming, etc.

What causes the stick drift problem in DualSense?

DualSense stick drift occurs when the PS5 registers movement on the screen while the player is not touching the controller. For example, your character may move in Fortnite even if you are not actually touching the DualSense. read more