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Quest 2 Controller Drift on BOTH Controllers

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I’ve had my Oculus Quest 2 for a few years, and i experienced controller drift for the first time on my right controller only about a year after using my headset, it didn’t bother me at first but only recently it got much worse. My right controller drift has gotten REALLY bad. I have rotation turned off in every game i have, because if i try to use my right joystick, the drift goes ballistic, so this forces me to having to turn in real life since rotating in games is basically impossible. But then my left controller joystick has started acting up this week, the drift makes me walk backwards so it’s basically impossible to walk in games since it keeps stopping me because my drift wants me to go backwards. Obviously games that don’t require the joystick like gorilla tag or beatsaber are still playable, but i still wanna have a full VR gaming experience with plenty of games that i can play without problems like RecRoom, FSVR, Vrchat etc. Does anyone have any tips to stop this controller drift that doesn’t require buying a new controller? 


Assuming your controllers are out-of-warranty, the longest-term fix is to replace the joystick modules. It's a little fiddly but complete kits are available cheaply and the process is well documented on sites like ifixit.

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Hey there, @ajoneill789! We too want you to be able to have the fullest VR gaming experience without controller joystick drift getting in the way!

Let's see what we can do to help you get back to the fun of all your games!

Kindly try the following:

  • Remove the battery from the controllers for 30 seconds. Try new batteries.
  • Unpair and pair the controllers to your headset; instructions on that can be found on our link: here.

Please let us know if the above steps help out or if more assistance is needed, as we're always happy to help! 

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Hey again @ajoneill789! We wanted to follow up with you about the controller drift that was being experienced. If you still need some help, please do let us know, we are here to assist!

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