Chrome's gamepad polling behavior adds approximately 8 ms of avoidable latency due to the lack of synchronization between the internal polling loop and requestAnimationFrame, where gamepad state is typically used. Increasing the internal polling rate to 250 Hz reduces the added latency to approximately 2 ms when the application also increases its polling rate.

Status in Chromium


In developer trial (Behind a flag) (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • No signal
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The internal polling rate is not exposed through the API, but may be inferred by measuring the interval between timestamps on consecutive gamepad updates.

Last updated on 2021-03-12