I don’t own an Xbox One, but I always heard about how great the controller feels. I normally just use an Xbox 360 controller when gaming on PC, but I recently found a sale on Amazon to pick up the controller for $20 off. At first, I was pretty excited to use the controller. The triggers and all of the other buttons have a perfect feel to them. I definitely understand why so many people seem to prefer this controller when gaming on PC. Unfortunately, I had a very weird issue with my controller where it would sometimes become unresponsive, laggy, or randomly stop working. If I was playing Rocket League, for example, my controller input would freeze and my car would begin driving in circles. I would have to unplug the controller and plug it back in to get it to work, but that would only work for a few minutes.
These are the steps I followed to resolve my issue:
- On Windows 10, open the Xbox Accessories App, which is available in the Windows app store.
- Update the controller’s firmware, which will need to be connected via USB.
- Restart your pc.
- Make sure controller is plugged into a USB 2.0 port and not a 3.0 port
After completing those steps, my issue went away entirely. I went from having a controller that barely worked to one that works perfectly.