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Valve Addresses Issues With Steam Deck's Stick Drift

Valve has released a fix to address the bug on its Steam Deck which saw the handheld console suffering from the dreaded stick drift.
Valve has released a fix to address the bug on its Steam Deck which saw the handheld console suffering from the dreaded stick drift. / Photo Courtesy of Valve

Valve has released a fix to address the bug on its Steam Deck which saw the handheld console suffering from the dreaded stick drift.

According to Valve UX designer Lawrence Yang this drifting was caused by a software problem, a "deadzone regression from a recent firmware update".

However, the company has managed to find an easy solution to sort the Steam Deck's drift, with Yang tweeting, "We just shipped a fix to address the bug, so make sure you're up to date".

Many other gaming platforms have suffered from the notorious stick drift issue, including the current top-selling handheld console Nintendo Switch. However, unlike other gaming platform companies, Valve has been able to quickly solve this issues, while others have taken a significantly longer period of time .

In an interview with IGN, Yang also shared that the production of the Steam deck will increase greatly over the next month. "Very quickly we'll be in the tens of thousands [of units produced]," Yang says. "By the second month we'll be in the hundreds of thousands, and beyond that it'll grow even quicker".

It will become increasingly difficult to get your hands on the new portable gaming PC from Valve, so if you want to try the steam deck out, make sure to head over to the Steam Deck official website to reserve one once shipments resume.