Steam Deck update fixes analogue drift
Valve has issued a firmware update for Steam Deck that attempts to deal with analogue drift, a problem that has plagued particularly Nintendo's JoyCon controllers.
A video demonstrating the issue has circulated on Reddit, showing how the Steam Deck registers input on an analogue stick without any user interaction.
- Steam Deck launched on February 25th
- Gabe Newell hand-delivered select pre-orders
- Deadzone handling “regression” to blame for drift issue
Firmware fix: “You’ve helped us identify a deadzone calibration issue introduced in our recent firmware update. We have just shipped a fix to address the problem,” said Valve.
Snapback: Another video shows that the deadzone calibration appears to fix the drift issue, with the calibration indication properly snapping back to the resting position instead of lurking at the edges of the deadzone.