Noticed it first when I loaded up Splatoon 2. But yeah. My controllers are well taken care of. I have a stock of flex cables to replace them when needed. It shouldn't be that way... @Fido007 you might be onto something here. 3 friends of mine each had joy-con drift once since launch and they rarely use their switch, only for exclusives. Drifting is a problem that is undeniably common in the Switch’s Joy-Con, but it can also affect Pro Controllers as well. @Micheal6043 Nintendo fans reading carefully? @Zuljaras it does! Anyways, giving it a good blow and cleaning out the analogue stick caps, which were admittedly filthy, seemed to do the job for now. Grab your handy can of compressed air and blast these intrusive bits of rubbish out of your precious equipment. I dont have an option to calibrate my pro switch controller!And for all those jack offs saying drift doesn't exist. I play Smash professionally (or at least as professionally as I can), and I have already experienced drifting on almost all of my left joycons and now on my PRO controller (that's why I'm here). I've cleaned it twice already. There could be a couple reasons why there isn't drift in Switch games. I did send both my controllers to be repaired. I recently bought a new pro conrcontro for the Nintendo Switch and it was working fine for a few weeks, but now the joy sticks are making inputs without me touching them. I just find it much more comfortable than the others. It comes as no surprise that the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller may drift - this can happen on every single controller, but it's never as common as the Joy Cons. They used to put in their manuals all the time that people should take regular breaks and do something else. Its not just the sticks (I can replace those myself) the shoulder buttons don't work on 2 of them and neither do the lights. It's really annoying. If you've seen how widespread the joycon issue is and you STILL believe it's just people who abuse their controllers experiencing joycon drift, you're living in denial. And don’t even get me started on the joycons. Because overall ALL consoles have the same amount of risk of it happening. I've found the Pro controller's drifting issues are mostly caused by dust getting inside the mechanism, a compressed air can and a q-tip with alcohol solved mine and two months on, everything works perfectly. Luckily it was still under warranty and got fixed by Nintendo. I encourage you to check out the youtube videos that clearly display this, and then go a step further and validate it with your own hardware. You can replace it without having to solder it, because it’s not the whole component, only a little bit. After just 2 years of use all the Joycons have knackered. The D-pad is pretty terrible though. I've had PS4 controllers develop drift, and no pro controllers. Sadly. Its as likely to happen on all consoles. They never drifted once, again I take care of my stuff, so there is that. I thought that the pro controller does not have drifting issues! I've never had any drift issues with the Pro Controller's stick(s) HOWEVER I swear my D-pad can be wonky sometimes. This feature is not available for other controllers. Added an option to transfer software data between the system memory and an SD card. Do the workaround at your own risk and don’t blame anyone if it doesn’t work. First things first, and we know this may seem obvious to some, but it’s only obvious if you know. I'm a huge Nintendo fan, but the engineering choices (ya know, my degrees) were poor. It will eventually break down. @graysoncharles I got my first experience with my brothers, he barely played it for a few years, then last year he put more time into it. Any one had luck removing a stripped screw on the Pro Controller? But the Joy-Con drift isn't limited solely to the dockable Nintendo Switch console. It's funny that I'm seeing this article right after rage quitting my Switch because of joycon drift. Hosted by 44 Bytes. I love the Steam Controller's extra buttons though. Added a new section in User Settings for Play Activity Settings. I wanted to casually play BOTW, and Link kept running off platforms without my input. 10.0.2 should hopefully resolve that issue, but likely won’t address stick drift from before 10.0.0. Both are stored just on top of the tv console. Maybe Nintendo didn’t factor in that people spend so many long long hours playing games. I think you have your head in the sand. I have 4x Xbox 360 Controllers, 4x PS3 Controllers, 4x Dreamcast Controllers, 3x Xbox One Controllers, 4x Joycons and a wireless GameCube pad-thing for the Switch and I've only ever had problems with the Joycons. It should work like new with no problems at all. It works fine now and the control stick drifting issue has been resolved. @RustedHero Mine does it too sometimes but I've caught myself pressing in between up and right sometimes. And with anything where's your Documented issue and or repairs sent to Nintendo-this would do more for your issue and not user others issue whom no-one can verify since they don't have access to yours or the other person to determine hardware or user fault. These same joystick assemblies have been used since at least as far back as the Dualshock 1 and it's always been the same problem (the drifting problem with the joy-con is a completely different, unrelated problem). It was my go-to controller for both switch and pc gaming. Staff / Contact Us | Review Policy | Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy – Manage Cookie Settings, Advertising and PR: [email protected] | News: [email protected] TheSixthAxis is featured on: Metacritic, OpenCritic, vrgamecritic, Google News | listed on: NewsNow. Lol it's gotten so bad that I try to use the directional buttons as much as possible in the games that support it. i know the pro controller might be different i personally didn't get any drift from it yet, but the whole drift problems is not really a big deal, all you need to do is just clean it, you won't need to open it either just clean under the joystick and it should work like new, everytime it comes for me i just clean and it works fine. Nintendo denied it is a problem and wanted to charge me £35 per controller to fix it. Here are your options. Most notably with games that only use it for certain actions that are not movement. Alex is the man responsible for the daily videos you'll find on our YouTube channel. My drift on my Splatoon 2 themed Pro controller seemed to have happened suddenly after a recent update. I need that precision with speed and placement (I use the instant up drop command religiously). Nintendo I love u...but this is just purely unacceptable. I didn't think the pro controller had drift issues but one of mine started drifting a few months ago after almost 3 years of use. All of them. It is NOT a simple thing to do, however, and it helps if you've worked on electronics before (Joy-Cons, iPhones, etc.). Mind you I’ve played more Ps4 than anything else using one controller from day one and had no issues. Never had a problem with the Gamecube controller, Wii Nunchuck, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro, Wii U gamepad, Wii U pro controller, nor either my Switch or its pro controller... @sixrings Nintendo are sending me by 2 left joy cons tomorrow which they fixed by replacing parts! Any analogue stick on any controller can succumb over time. also why are those screenshots in the basic white theme. Stop whining and repair the joystick yourself... it's so easy my daughter can do that and it'll cost next to nothing. Some grinding white dust develops on the stick. So don't panic about your pro controller, it's as likely to do it as any other console you have. @MsJubilee I wouldn’t pay 70$ for a controller unless it had Bluetooth enabled, and never did **** like this. We already have a guide up on how to fix drifting Joy-Con if you need it, but the same rules don’t completely apply to the Pro Controller. Users on Reddit have reported drift associated with the stand-alone gamepad as well as a supposed remedy for it. @sixrings Boo. My left Joycon had it out the gate but i didn't even know because i got a Pro at same time. 1. just get a big hammer either it will fix it or break it for good. Once you’ve completed that you should now have a fully-working Pro Controller again, unless there was something else wrong with it like the A button had melted. I've had drift issues with a few joycons, even a pair straight out of the box (Splatoon pink and green, luckily amazon replaced straight away). My left analog on pro has drift as well. It's on a PS4 controller and he bends the housing pins dangerously far, but it's the exact same process. (Knock on wood). I followed the guide because I had nothing to loose...my pro con was already unplayable with severe drifting. I don't trust myself with these things. A little popup menu will let you know that any button mapping changes you may have made will be temporarily disabled; just select OK. You’ll then need to click in the stick that’s been drifting. I had to replace the analog sticks. Give the stick a general wiggle to make sure the cleaner gets in and around everywhere it needs to, and don’t be afraid if it feels like the stick is catching in places, that’s just because the faceplate of the controller usually stops it from moving this far. Any fixes? It's the controller hardware. Now works great but the pad dimensions were a tiny bit different so the feeling is a bit off. And those two have been tucked away in my blue tote bucket with all my personal belongings from high school and such. If controller drift continues after cleaning, you might want to send your Switch in for repairs, or, if you're handy, you can replace the joysticks. Learn how to address and fix the problem of Nintendo Switch controller moving by itself AKA Joy Con drift. @tofarawaytimes your post is 100% spot on. Yes every single joycon so i think the way they make the pro controller results in them being overall better. I really hope these hardware manufacturers get their act together. The fault developed just under 2 years. How to Fix Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Drift for $10. I need to get that fixed up but lack the confidence myself. It only became apparent then so is not due to improper usage etc. I am surprised at how many of you haven't read the article correctly. DIY fix by replacing the analog stick If you're still having Joy-Con drift issues after using the canned air method and recalibrating the controllers, you may need to replace the analog sticks. No, it doesn't drift easily (but will eventually wear out after years of usage, just like any controller). I can second @wert303b suggestion. @thiagoauler Have you seen the materials used to track the voltages from the joycon analogue sticks? Added new selections to the lineup of user profile icons. But my original black one that I use all the time is still flawless. I eventually called Nintendo Support last week and they were able to setup a free (post) warranty repair. I usually just try to wipe the white dusty stuff off as best I can, but I’m probably due for a better cleaning, so this was helpful. Don’t worry, if you click this link it will take you right to the part of our handy guide video that should help you out if you’re not sure what to do or where, but it’s a fairly simple procedure as long as you pay attention to which screws come from where, and make sure you don’t lose any. Or sometimes neither presses will register the first time pressed. This is the third update in three weeks, as Nintendo dropped the nice rounded version number of 10.0.0 on 13th April. Nintendo would normally at the very least release some sort of Joycon 2.0 that corrects all these problems and maybe sell them at a discount to players who have had Joycon 1.0 problems. This is just bad. If you've recently been suffering from drift with your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, then the recent Nintendo Switch 10.0.2 update might just have a fix for you. Hooray! @MsJubilee Can you read?The article literally says that EVERY controller can drift.Only the Joy-Cons have a problem where they drift very easily. I’ve had it a couple of years and use it quite a bit. Step 1: Don't buy a pro controller.Step 2: Buy a CHEAPER third party pro controller that doesn't have the issue. But anyone saying they have issue I would say where is your documented problem? I have 4 Pro Controllers, all a few years old now, and they all drift to a certain degree at certain times. Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Christmas 2020 Switch ... Guide: Super Smash Bros. And that law-case is now going on for ages, and they still haven't found Nintendo guilty. Give these casuals time to catch up to us, and then you'll see the bandwagon. To clean the wheel assemblies without soldering/desoldering, you gently pry the top of the green housings away from the cradle box, remove the metal/plastic wheel from inside with tweezers, and gently clean the carbon wheel with isopropanol and a q-tip being sure to remove all debris (If any of the carbon wheel is completely worn off, the wheel housing needs replaced which will require soldering/desoldering. A lot better than Nintendo's pro controller. General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience. I'm surprised my 3DS hasn't had this problem and I've had it for a good 7 years, the red covering on it has started to peel off but that's just wear and tear, however ever since then, I have not had my 3DS drift at all, my Wii U hasn't had that problem either, and I got that in June of 2014, It's still has the black covering on it, and I haven't bothered taking it off, cause in fear of having that drift. PSA. Its seems to be degrading pretty fast over the last few days, it started out as a slight drift, now my villagers is taking a few steps down. This makes games like Splatoon almost unplayable. Nintendo Switch controllers have been prone to drifting issues on their thumbsticks since the start. This process was not mentioned in the article. There's class action lawsuits against Nintendo on this. I have cemuhook. If it was anywhere close to the case of joycons, we would all have heard about it much more often. Do my eyes deceive me: Pro controllers also drift?! Calibrating didn’t solve the drift issue too. @Fido007 Maybe they feel these people should have lives outside of gaming. Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment... 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Nintendo has instructed customer service representatives to stop charging customers to fix Nintendo Switch controllers suffering from Joy-Con drift, according to a new report. However the drift problem is real, no matter how careful you are. My Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pro Controller started to drift last month. Nintendo needs to fix this crap! But I was annoyed to discover that they could drift too! Random: YouTuber Shows Google Stadia Version Of Cyberpunk... Zelda Voice Actress Patricia Summersett Speaks Out About ... Random: Looks Like You Have No Control Over Mario Party D... Super Smash Bros. While anybody else who plays 4 hours a day would probably see more wear and tear. Would explain why it was fixed after the software was closed. If your Nintendo Switch joysticks are becoming unreliable, pointing your game in random directions even if you haven’t physically pushed them that way, you may be experiencing "Joy-Con Drift." I used to think it was just a Nintendo problem until two of my official PS4 controllers started drifting too. If anyone does not feel technically proficient to follow the steps, no need to do it. RELATED: At This Rate, The Switch Pro Will Have Joy-Con Drift Too. Nintendo have dropped a hotfix for the Nintendo Switch System software this morning, bumping the version number up to 10.0.2 and addressing a software issue causing Pro Controller stick drift. But I get it: reducing costs by using the cheapest parts. Cheers. There's a carbon ring that's adhered to the inside of the wheel housings that contacts a thin metal ring that rotates when you move the joystick (each wheel housing accounts for 1 axis of movement). @Henmii the pro controller is prone to drift as much as any other console so on less you never play games you risk this on any console you play. If your in-game character is moving when you’re not touching the left stick, or your aiming is slow or limited in one or more directions, you could well be suffering from something called ‘stick drift’ or just ‘drifting’. I bought a brand new pro controller and it is giving me drift issues day 1! That's the reason why the person who wrote the repair guide posted by @wert303b was able to use PS4 replacement sticks to repair his controller. Press the X button to enter calibration and follow the onscreen instructions as best as you can. These housings need to be cleaned directly to eliminate the problem. I have said in another article and I’m going to repeat here: this is not a controller problem! Got a pro controller 7 months ago and if this article states that It also has the same problem then I may have to put my switch on a backburner till a proper fix is issued. Believe me, if Nintendo COULD resolve this with a firmware change or software update, we would have seen that with the new versions of the Switch/lite, but we don't. And, anecdotally, I know a few people IRL who have dealt with the issue as well, which likely means its impacting a huge number of people overall. @Ronwantread as the article says, even the xbox elite controller is prone ot drifting. Who knows. Let us know in the comments below. I think my first one was cleaning out a sticky button on a Gameboy Micro, and then I put some custom buttons in a Wii Controller for the fun of it. @Guitario Nothing that I know of so far. What is “Joy-Con drift”? This feature allows you to bookmark your favorite news items. I dread the day my pro controller starts drifting. Custom configurations are stored on the Nintendo Switch system. I take care of my stuff, and I shouldn't be worried about something like this. And it's not very precise on top of that either. So drift issues should be a lot less common and the same as on other consoles. Analog sticks are mechanical objects subject to the laws of physics. If you’re still stuck in a drifting pickle, you’ll need to get a few supplies, namely these: You’ll need to disassemble the Pro Controller to a degree in order to effectively clean it, as unlike the Joy-Con there’s no rubber skirt you can pull up to access the stick’s internals. Where is the famous Nintendo ingenuity? You can repeat the process again if you like, but it likely isn’t necessary. Normal life wear an tear? However, the Pro controller for the Switch is not without its faults. Be gentle, but be firm. The 2nd pro con was tolerable to play with until a few days ago...when I try to go right with the L joystick, it would go left instead. why paying 70+ bucks for a device, which is defective in a short period of time ... 30 bucks 8bitdo will do it too .... maybe better than the OG one ;(, the only thing i do not like with 8bitdo - i hate the playstation like stick placement ... i love asymetric stick positions since the dreamcast, so much better to control ... having the stick below the digipad just does not feel right haha. It’s more likely to be a firmware problem in the switch itself.... the same drift problem can happen with any controller you use with Switch. I bought him a new one and nothing yet, however he plays 3ds more then his switch. That's what quality control and warranties are for. My first two 2017 launch procons got drift after around 400 hours. i recently brought a pro controller this week n yesterday it started 2 drift horribly .. i disconnected da pro controller thru settings > controllers n sensors ...& turned it bak on n now iz working no more drift 4 da most part. Will there ever be a Switch Pro? My only gripe with my Switch hardware. I picked up a brand new WiiU pro controller in January (off work with a broken leg for three months so planned a play-through of Breath of the Wild). As much as I like the Switch, the drifting issue is just embarrassingly badly handled. My gratitude and all credit goes to the author; the author also noted to spread the word and so here’s the resource: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10KXz0gD1Lo-7UkDyezSnyrm1vILn-fMSilwPE_kpOik/mobilebasic. No surprise here. ... And Platinum! If the issue no longer presents itself you’re one of the mega lucky ones, and you don’t need to do anything more. My Wii U gamepad has a bad case of drift in its left stick which pretty much makes the console unplayable. Now I have 4 perfect working joycons again. It's only the joycons that seems to be more so prone to drifting. Analog stick and button configurations can now be changed for each paired controller. I do experience the d pad on the pro controller acting wonky sometimes like a couple of others have mentioned above but it doesn't happen all the time. Added a bookmark feature to News. Some people spend far more time playing games during a week than I do working full time. The DYI guy. My Joy-con don't even work at all, totally dead. You’ll then be presented with a screen that shows how the console interprets the stick movement; rotate the stick on its axis, flick it around, generally get a feel for how it’s behaving. Document your own and send them in for warranty replacement or fix or contact NIN if you have to pay to ship. It really worked for me. Also just to clarify, this does not work with Joy Cons, only Pro Controller. I really took care of my switch and it still happened. @Guitario they made a new one, but it didn’t fix the issues discussed here. Use of this website is subject to acceptance of our legal terms of service. ... I’ve had my newest switch and had the left drift but it was fixed by simply power cycling the console. Here’s the patch notes for this update and the ones it builds upon: General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including a solution for the following: We have fixed an issue where a Nintendo Switch console with system menu version 10.0.0 or 10.0.1 does not set up a new Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, sometimes causing incorrect joystick control. It only started in the past couple of months, but having my character randomly run to the left is annoying. This usually happens with other people's joy cons, but in this case it happened to my pro controller. If you're going to sell these controllers for such a high price, I expect quality. I just assumed the joysticks were like my other controllers like Wii, Wii U, and GameCube. All content should be considered opinion. Most often a small amount of the carbon ring abrades off and compromises contact between the carbon and metal ring, but sometimes external debris gets into the wheel housing and causes the same problem. I don't think Pro Controller drift is a widespread issue. Happy to say this isnt as widespread as the joycons. I didn't have problem with drifting on my pro controller, what I had was two pro controllers where the left stick would start squeaking. I agree it is annoying and frustrating especially when in combat, it happened 2 days ago when I was playing The Witcher 3 fighting a werewolf. Perhaps the cat hair caused the problem...Just kidding, those cats are very cute. I ended up fixing it with contact cleaner just like they say here, and since April it has worked very good. For example when I play Monster Hunter GU I have my hunter arts assigned to the D-Pad. Both of my joycons suffered from drift. @sixrings you are delirious if you think drift is made up at this point. The left stick on my wii u gamepad had drift. T does say this in the article. Advanced controller grips that utilize a tri-layer combination of materials to give gamers better grip, support and comfort on Switch Pro controllers. Haven't cleaned it since last year. I did have joycon drift on my day one Switch however. For a “background story” on the condition of my pro con, I have two pro cons. I thought I had Pro Controller issue so got a new one and it does the same.Now wondering if something I don't know about in the game. Nintendo have always had an issue with their systems for that. Once it’s open you’ll be able to access the problem stick’s internal gubbins and have a proper look at what’s going on. We are not affiliated with any third party. Gaming hard on Splatoon 2 probably speeded up the developing fault. The only issue is the way that Nintendo designed the cup of the joystick, it allows dust to fall into the joystick itself. Configurations can be customized for the following controllers: Joy-Con (L), Joy-Con (R), Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. The response got really bad. I bought my Switch (black and grey)in December of 2018 and bought a used pro controller at Gamestop last September, no drift problems. I opted to replace the parts myself. The joycons are a different issue. So frustrating especially in a close battle in the final 10! Find Out With Nintendo's Year In Review. @WiltonRoots Maybe it is the consumers fault for playing their games too much lol. Thanks. Excitable and fuelled by coffee alone, his floppy hair has charmed many a sceptic into subscribing. It does become a hobby in itself. Never been used! @WiltonRoots I can't say what they think, however I remember the 3ds having warning signs when playing games for a certain amount of hours that the "it's time to take a break" notification would pop up. Follow the instructions, and don’t go being a silly sausage now you hear? Not since alllll my other controllers from Nintendo still work fine after all those years! Might as well throw my hat into the ring, I’ve had zero issues with my launch Pro Controller. Go to the Home Menu, navigate down to System Settings, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the left menu and select Controllers and Sensors. The only controllers I've had that had a drift problems were my Wii U gamepads left stick and my Xbox One controllers left stick. Hardware is going to wear out, but the joycons should last for several years. Users can now transfer downloadable software, update data, and DLC from the system memory to an SD card (and vice versa). Not had any issues with my pro controller so far after almost three years now. Mine came after about 300 hours in, playing dragons dogma, I tried to it to my advantage but it was too frustrating. Yet there have been times where I know I'm only pressing a certain direction but it still reads another input. Find Ou... Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games: Christmas 2020 Switch e... Best Of 2020: 10 Nintendo Games We'd Love To See Finally ... Join 1,073,427 people following Nintendo Life: © 2020 Nlife Media, partner of Gamer Network. The pro controller is 70 dollars and it drifts!?!? Just search "Wii U gamepad teardown" on YT if you want to see the disassembly process. It's almost never an issue with the joystick's cradle box; It's the wheel housings on the two sides of the cradle box (In this particular case for the pro controller, it's the two green plastic enclosures). Pokémon Sword And Shield Version 1.3.1 Is Now Live, Here... Random: Man Accidentally Names Nephew After A Pokémon, Get Serious About Fun With A Nintendo Of America Internship. I have never encountered such shoddy controllers. It's incompetence of design. Nintendo has been offering FREE repairs on controllers, and believe me, if they could avoid this cost because they are not at fault, they would. This actually scaring me off from buying a pro controller. Read what I posted up above it makes me nuts. If there was any justice we would be mentioning Joycon drift in the same sentence as RROD and the ApocalyPS3. Friction doesn’t give a damn how well you treat your things or how much you paid for them. Given my reasonably sizable collection of old consoles, it's payed dividends to learn to properly look after and maintain things; disassembly, cleaning, all that jazz. @New_Guest Did you happen to boot the game up while the analog sticks werent in their neutral position? I remember the issues with the docks scratching the screens... mine doesn’t do that, some people must be rough with the hardware. Maybe they didn’t base the Switch around these people and based it around people who saw it purely as a leisure pursuit to complement their lifestyles. Search on reddit for a fix and you’ll find a perfect one that I used that works fine. Even though I'm extremely careful with my Switch Lite, I'm just afraid that it will happen to it as well one day. It happens when I use my 8BitDo... but when I use anywhere else, it’s ok. @sixrings oh shut up. This is when something’s gone coco in your controller’s analogue stick, and it’s not functioning like the reliable potentiometer that it should be. Custom configurations can be saved as favorites in System Settings > Controllers and Sensors. Once one does a documented paper trail then and only then can anyone know where it started. Here's my take quit using another person undocumented drift as your problem. The switch pro controller is not significantly more likely to develop drift than its contemporaries on PlayStation and Xbox. However Nintendo has a bunch of entitled owners who abuse their products and like to complain online. It is super comfortable, however, I probably should have gotten the 8BITDO controller for less money. In all likelihood you’re going to see dust, debris, hair, the usual suspects for why precise electronics aren’t cutting the proverbial mustard. Plus, why would they miss out on selling extra controllers? Just a few days ago while playing AC:NH, I found the left analog stick on the procon started drifting down causing my character to move slightly. I must be incredibly lucky, because of all the Nintendo systems I've had that feature an analog stick, the only one that ever gave me trouble was the N64. @Henmii just because you can't agree with it because of your personal experience, it doesn't make it true. Scroll down on the right hand part of the screen and select Calibrate Control Sticks because we’re planning to do just that. You saved me a lot of money and hours of anger while playing a game and fighting against drifting at the same time! Washing the silicone pads with soap and water is also fine; just make sure they dry completely before putting them back in the controller). Wait for a few minutes and repeat the process, feeling free to apply and rotate at the same time if you like, as long as you don’t put too much on as we said before. I can't agree with this. Drifting is a problem that is undeniably common in the Switch’s Joy-Con, but it can also affect Pro Controllers as well. Having never used the D-pad for a game until Zelda 2 on the Online Service. If you’re still seeing problems however, you’re going to need to get a bit more technical. The left stick was drifting by mid-March, admittedly after 5-6hrs of use a day, 5 days a week. They experience friction. The joysticks are mounted to small pcbs that are completely removable and the interior layout of the gamepad is very straight-forward. @sixrings I totally understand what you mean. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Analog Stick PERMANENT Fix. Once you’ve got out as much as you can, it’s time to whack out that contact cleaner. I just wanted to stress that Joy Con drift and Pro Controller drift are not the same! Best Third-Party Controllers for Nintendo Switch iMore 2020. This portion of the Nintendo Switch IGN wiki explains what Joy-Con Drift is and how you can attempt to fix any Joy-Con Drift issue as quick and easy as You can do the same technique I mentioned above for cleaning the joystick assemblies and as long as the carbon and/or metal ring isn't too worn, it'll work like new. Nintendo Switch firmware 11.0.0 is out, adds new features, details here! Both were bought in the first few months of the Switch launch. About a month or 2 later I finally bought a used red right joycon so I could play handheld again from Gamestop and it works fine. Not too difficult. Out of all my consoles the Switch controllers are the only ones that give me problems constantly... @spirit_flame From what I understand, the people who claim they don't have joycon drift are probably the same ones who play the switch maybe 4 hours a week. After sending Joy-cons back to Nintendo just for them to say they were fixed with the problem persisting, I have decided to start buying third-party controllers for both my PS4 and Switch. However, my controller's gyro still drifts to the right on Cemu. Ultimate Full Character Roster List. Once that’s complete run through the same tests we mentioned earlier like flicking the stick and rotating it. The rest of the pro controller is fine. It's this issue is why I MUST use the joy cons to play Tetris 99. If it's out of warranty you may be better of money-wise fixing it yourselves as long as you have good soldering skills. Posted on: Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:45 pm EST This article was last updated on: Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:25 pm EST UPDATE: After a week and a half, I have received my Switch Pro Controller back from Nintendo. It would even keep going left for a couple of seconds even without touching the L joystick. In that case your only other option is to get in touch with Nintendo directly and discuss repairing the controller with them. All of the sudden my right joystick would drift severely downward. 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Nintendo have dropped a hotfix for the Nintendo Switch System software this morning, bumping the version number up to 10.0.2 and addressing a … How to Fix Joy-Con Drift on Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. I'm not having any issues with the replacements so far. Very recently my copy of Smash brothers kept starting up whenever I wanted to leave it, as if I pressed the A button (wich I didn't). I’ve never had this many problems with controllers/joysticks for any other system beginning with c64 and nes . The Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are fantastic controllers, but they are expensive and some of the best Switch third party controllers can be better options. With that scenario, my 2nd pro con started to drift ahead of the 1st pro con. Many gamers have also reported drifting issues with the handheld Nintendo Switch Lite console (whose controllers are not detachable), which was only released last year. I have done this. Ultimate Version 10.1.0 Is Now Live, He... What Are Your Most-Played Switch Games This Year? I don't have Joycon drift or other issues with Pro. And User Abuse happens more then you think it's not a quirk that it happens. All you're doing is anecdotal evidence. And I doubt the drift is just a Joy-Con - it's because it is the flavor of the day and people are saying it just Joy-Con only. … Nintendo Switch system update Version 10.0.2 fixes Pro Controller drift. If you want to see a video showing this process search YT for a video titled "How to Fix Analog Drift or Analog Stutter on PS4 Controller (Cleaning Solution)". As it stands we get apologies but no solutions. You want to go into your Switch’s settings menu and recalibrate the offending stick - it’s usually the left stick but we aren’t here to judge. Although the steps detailed below are simple and not tremendously challenging, we do have to state that you follow this guide at your own risk, we cannot take responsibility for any whoopsies that may occur. 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