How to set up and calibrate the Joystick in games in Windows 10?

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In any case, if you have any doubts regarding the process of calibration of Joystick, don't worry, as we will tell you step by step how this procedure is essential for video game lovers.

What is Joystick Calibration?

Joysticks or controls are input peripherals for PCs, they are analog devices that capture our movements to represent them in video games. It is through them that we can interact with our virtual worlds.



Devices can lose accuracy over time, configure themselves incorrectly, or simply not work properly with computers. For this the calibration is crucial, because without it the control of our Joysticks would be considerably reduced.

But what is the calibration? We call calibrating the process by which we can reconfigure the accuracy of our controls in case they don't work properly. This is necessary when you notice that your character in the video game only moves in one direction, it is in this case that it will be essential to calibrate your Joystick.

How to set up and calibrate the Joystick in games in Windows 10?

Undoubtedly, having a scaled Joystick can be quite annoying, since it will not respond accurately to movements we do in our video games. That said, there is no other option than to calibrate the device, a process that can be made very simple through the options that Windows 10 presents to us.

Calibrate the Windows 10 joystick via the control panel.

  1. The first thing you should do is go to the "Control panel", this can be done by pressing the start button and looking for that option directly. When you find it, click on it and you will be directed to the various system configuration options.
  2. Connect your Joystick and go to the “Devices and Printers” section. Here they should easily locate their control.
  3. When you have found it, right click on the Joystick icon and then on the first option "Game Device Settings".
  4. A new screen will appear, in this you need to click on the “Properties” option, click on it.

Let's continue

  1. On the next screen, you should go to the section “Test”. At the top the axes will be shown, without another the sticks being slightly tilted towards one of the sides, this means that the Joystick is out of calibration.
  2. To solve this problem go to the “Configuration” section. Now you need to click on “Calibra”.
  3. The device calibration wizard will appear on the screen, click “Next”.
  4. Here you will have to leave the Joystick idle for a moment and then press any button.
  5. On the next screen you will be asked to move the control lever (s) in circles, then press any button.
  6. Again you will have to leave the lever in the centeri.e. do nothing and press any button on the device. After that the calibration will be completed successfully.

If you follow all the steps Windows tells you to the letter, you will be able to play correctly again using the controller or joystick. It is something we recommend in case you feel that the accuracy of your check has been reduced.



Once the process is done, you will be able to play Fortnite with a generic controller on your PC without major problems, as well as any other title you want to enjoy.


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