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Intermittent Steering Loss Leading to Unplayable Game [Controller - Xbox One]

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  • A detailed description of the issue.
    • When cornering using the standard Xbox One controller, the game can sometimes cause the car to "wander" from what you are doing. When on full-lock, the steering can sometimes centralise; when on a straight, the steering occasionally wanders to the left. As a result, it can take countless flashbacks in order to get through one corner, and add to race time (a race at Monaco (total time 105mins 58secs) took over three and a half hours to finish due to the need for so many flashbacks due to steering loss). It happens intermittently, and is making the came completely unplayable at times. Whilst all the clips below show it on right turns, it does happen left as well on occasion. 
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  • Platform?
    • Xbox One
  • Game-mode?
    • MyTeam Career Mode
    • Time Trial
    • Grand Prix
    • There may be others but I ended up giving up
  • [ONLINE] The amount of players in your session? If you know the players forum username, please tag as many people who were in your session here.
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  • [ONLINE] Were you the host?
    • N/A
  • What troubleshooting have you tried? Please list everything you tried.
    • Changing batteries
    • Changing remotes
    • Changing remotes and plugging in to the console
    • Turning the remote off and on
    • Turning the console off and on
    • Complete shutdown of console and back on
  • Any screenshots or video of the issue? Remember to add as unlisted if video via a third party. 
  • How do you make the problem happen? Please add a step-by-step guide here so we can replicate and get reported as quick as possible.
    • There's no way to force the problem to happen, it occurs when least expected and causes the car to veer to one side.
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Hi @KieranFifield,

Is your console and controller up to date and have the latest firmware? Also, please post your controller calibration and vibration settings? Are you using a custom control scheme? Do you have a wired connection for your controller to test?

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Hi @BarryBL

  • Console and controller are showing no available updates after refresh so don't think this is the cause of the issue
  • Control scheme is standard Xbox Wireless Controller Preset 1 in-game and no amendments made in the settings menu.
  • Calibration all default (0 for Steering Deadzone/Linearity/Saturation, Throttle Deadzone/Linearity/Saturation and Brake Deadzone/Linearity/Saturation)
  • Vibration Settings On, Strength 100, On Track Effects 100, Rumble Strip Effects 100, Off Track Effects 100, Wheel Damper 50, Understeer Enhance On, Maximum Wheel Rotation 360

Not currently got the wired connection - had to borrow a controller in order to test in terms of fixes but threw the same issues as in the videos

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1 minute ago, BarryBL said:

Do you experience any issues with the controller in any other games?

I've not noticed any, never had the issue in F1 2019 or 2020 (and not currently experiencing the issue either), nor other EA-hosted games (i.e. FIFA21).

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