Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
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A supposed Xbox gamer who has endured multiple issues with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, claiming that the joystick component of Xbox One controllers contains a design flaw that Microsoft has failed to disclose.

The court documents, which have been viewed by Video Games Chronicle, apparently note that plaintiff Donald McFadden experienced drifting - which is where movements are registered even when the analogue stick isn't being touched - and he suffered this issue with a couple of Xbox Elite Wireless Controllers.

He reportedly stated that the potentiometer within the analogue stick contains an issue in which unwanted electrical contact occurs, and also claimed that "a large volume" of people have been getting similar drifting issues going back to near the launch of the Xbox One.

McFadden's complaint is that Microsoft "routinely refuses to repair the controllers without charge" after the controller's 90-day warranty is up, despite it being an alleged known issue. The lawsuit was filed back on April 28th, so we'll let you know if we hear anything more about it.

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