I have cemuhook. Hosted by 44 Bytes. I need to get that fixed up but lack the confidence myself. PSA. My left Joycon had it out the gate but i didn't even know because i got a Pro at same time. I dread the day my pro controller starts drifting. Cheers. I need a new controller, but can’t justify spending another $60 on a controller that’s just going to eventually drift. 3 friends of mine each had joy-con drift once since launch and they rarely use their switch, only for exclusives. Games like Celeste were totally unplayable otherwise. This means they wear down and eventually will malfunction and need service. Boo to you, sir. The D-pad is pretty terrible though. Oblivious to the idea that some people have no intention of fixing broken things. I've had PS4 controllers develop drift, and no pro controllers. You did no research and instead came down on a group of people. Seems to be a running theme. After about 13 months of casual use my blue dualshock 4 got a bad case of drift in the right stick. It's funny that I'm seeing this article right after rage quitting my Switch because of joycon drift. Don't be intimidated, just give it a go. And those two have been tucked away in my blue tote bucket with all my personal belongings from high school and such. 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. @Zuljaras it does! And it's not very precise on top of that either. I still love my Switch. 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Give these casuals time to catch up to us, and then you'll see the bandwagon. 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'd recommend it to anyone, and once you've done it a few times its not so scary. Please exit the internet. Ultimate Version 10.1.0 Is Now Live, He... What Are Your Most-Played Switch Games This Year? Seriously. All content should be considered opinion. 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. @sixrings I totally understand what you mean. 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. The only time cleaning the board won't solve your issue is when there's a problem with the motherboard itself, which is rare. 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. If the crosshair moves without you doing anything (however little), if you’re unable to make a clean, smooth 360º rotation, or if it doesn’t even want to move all the way to the edge in some areas, you’ve got a problem. 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. Some grinding white dust develops on the stick. That's so irresponsible, Nintendo. Follow the instructions, and don’t go being a silly sausage now you hear? If the issue no longer presents itself you’re one of the mega lucky ones, and you don’t need to do anything more. This is obviously a false narrative being used. The original right joycon started drifting around 400-450 hours playing Breath Of The Wild give or take and got worse so I had stopped playing anything until I got my pro controller as mentioned above. The Pro controller is a separate product (an accessory.) SHOP PRO GRIPS This vibrant red Performance Thumbstick set adds 9.9mm of height to your Switch Pro Controller sticks, increasing accuracy and … 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. @sixrings as someone who owns a Nintendo 64 and still works to this day with functioning controllers, I disagree with you. My Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pro Controller started to drift last month. My Wii U gamepad has a bad case of drift in its left stick which pretty much makes the console unplayable. And that is why people go silent. 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. 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. These housings need to be cleaned directly to eliminate the problem. Hey @AlexOlney, thanks a lot for this video and the other one with the joycon. Cheers. Nintendo I love u...but this is just purely unacceptable. Loving the generalisations about reasons of stick drift. Having never used the D-pad for a game until Zelda 2 on the Online Service. Don’t worry, a quick recalibration just like before should solve any woes that may befall you. If there was any justice we would be mentioning Joycon drift in the same sentence as RROD and the ApocalyPS3. Nintendo Switch firmware 11.0.0 is out, adds new features, details here! or hope its in warrenty and contact N and tell them fix the bloody thing, I followed a guide I found and it worked out really well for my drifting (2nd) pro con. There's class action lawsuits against Nintendo on this. 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. I don't trust myself with these things. 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. The DYI guy. All controllers for all consoles have as much risk. 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. Nintendo denied it is a problem and wanted to charge me £35 per controller to fix it. So don't panic about your pro controller, it's as likely to do it as any other console you have. Thankfully it was only just barely off center and rarely had an impact on games. I also rarely see any articles about other consoles with drift issues. All you're doing is anecdotal evidence. Thankfully you’re in the right place to sort it out. I'm a huge Nintendo fan, but the engineering choices (ya know, my degrees) were poor. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller e Joy-Con são homologados pela ANATEL à pedido de… Nintendo Doug Bowser – Comentários sobre suporte ao 3DS em 2020, Problemas do Joy-Con drift e… 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. I totally didn't expect them to do anything about it, but am grateful that they are repairing it now. It's too high, which significantly slows down quick, rapid presses. Added new selections to the lineup of user profile icons. 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. No drifting on my pro controller. Ohhhhh, what a mess. I'm not having any issues with the replacements so far. There are probably just as many shoe shiners as there are people with faulty joycons. One bought earlier than the other with the 2nd/newer one getting less use until ACNH came out. Considering it's officially licensed by Nintendo, I would imagine that it would be a good product and it is. Ohno. And User Abuse happens more then you think it's not a quirk that it happens. 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). I originally bought the classic controller for gyro aim in Splatoon, also, not to wear down my Joy-Cons for games that require them (Pokemon Let's Go and Super Mario Party come to mind). However Nintendo has a bunch of entitled owners who abuse their products and like to complain online. On each system, up to five favorite custom configurations can be saved for Joy-Con (L), five for Joy-Con (R), five for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. I bought a brand new pro controller and it is giving me drift issues day 1! I personally have yet to see one that's been completely worn through though). 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. 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. 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. Sometimes I swear I know I hit the up command but the right command will execute or vice versa. They invariably stop working after one year or so. Sadly. Anyone else familiar with this issue or is it isolated to mine? 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. RELATED: At This Rate, The Switch Pro Will Have Joy-Con Drift Too. I do not experience in any other game or the menus. The joysticks are mounted to small pcbs that are completely removable and the interior layout of the gamepad is very straight-forward. How to Fix Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Drift for $10. 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). My pro controllers suffer from drift, and not even mildly. It's really annoying. My controllers are well taken care of. 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. Find Out With Nintendo's Year In Review, Guide: How To Fix A Drifting Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, https://docs.google.com/document/d/10KXz0gD1Lo-7UkDyezSnyrm1vILn-fMSilwPE_kpOik/mobilebasic, https://tech.alpsalpine.com/prod/e/html/multicontrol/potentiometer/rkjxk/rkjxv122400r.html, Small Phillips Head Screwdriver (long-necked). @XenoShaun Fixing a WiiU gamepad joystick is probably one of the best first experiences you could have with controller repair. Grab your handy can of compressed air and blast these intrusive bits of rubbish out of your precious equipment. @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. @Kawaiipikachu Probably I've just never seen so much articles about controller issues foe the other consoles. Has this guide helped at all? 1. @Zuljaras I have owned Xbox one, ps4 and switch, and have only experienced drift on the Nintendo joy cons(two of them) and pro controller. If you're going to sell these controllers for such a high price, I expect quality. We do not license content or design to any other site. I'll give this guide a go and see if it makes any difference to that device. 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. My Joy-con don't even work at all, totally dead. Now I have 4 perfect working joycons again. This New Game Boy Game Is 21 Years In The Making, Shadow Gangs Is Like Shinobi, But With Freddie Mercury As An End-Of-Level Boss, Introducing Genki: ShadowCast, The "Simplest Way" To Connect Your Switch To A Laptop, What Are Your Most-Played Switch Games This Year? @sixrings The joycon controllers have a documented issue with drifting that's not connected to abuse of the controller. Will there ever be a Switch Pro? I need that precision with speed and placement (I use the instant up drop command religiously). Read what I posted up above it makes me nuts. Step 1: Don't buy a pro controller.Step 2: Buy a CHEAPER third party pro controller that doesn't have the issue. Nintendo have always had an issue with their systems for that. So far my Wii U and 3DS has not had any problems. Both were bought in the first few months of the Switch launch. Normal life wear an tear? I sneakily swapped it with the stick on my brother’s gamepad haha. I take care of my systems and don't abuse them, so this is definitely a design flaw. Once you’ve applied the final dousing of cleaning, wait a good ten minutes with the controller in a well-ventilated area to make sure it’s all lovely and dry in there before putting it back together. While anybody else who plays 4 hours a day would probably see more wear and tear. @RustedHero Mine does it too sometimes but I've caught myself pressing in between up and right sometimes. Both of my joycons suffered from drift. It can and will happen to everyone who owns a pair, including you. The other known issue where you can be pushing right to make your character go right then for some reason it goes up or even left. Even though I'm extremely careful with my Switch Lite, I'm just afraid that it will happen to it as well one day. The switch pro controller is not significantly more likely to develop drift than its contemporaries on PlayStation and Xbox. 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! @sixrings Oh, just stop. Added a new section in User Settings for Play Activity Settings. In all likelihood you’re going to see dust, debris, hair, the usual suspects for why precise electronics aren’t cutting the proverbial mustard. To be clear, I am not requiring everyone to do what I did, I’m merely sharing another workaround to the community in the same spirit of the article. However, the Pro controller for the Switch is not without its faults. Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment... 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Yes every single joycon so i think the way they make the pro controller results in them being overall better. Article posters are the individual owner of the article content. 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 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. Press the X button to enter calibration and follow the onscreen instructions as best as you can. It was like I was walking in low motion. I've cleaned it twice already. @Ronwantread as the article says, even the xbox elite controller is prone ot drifting. How to Fix Joy-Con Drift on Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. It works fine now and the control stick drifting issue has been resolved. That'll be the day. I just wanted to stress that Joy Con drift and Pro Controller drift are not the same! Still not working perfectly? This is the third update in three weeks, as Nintendo dropped the nice rounded version number of 10.0.0 on 13th April. My biggest problem with my 3 pairs of joycons is the SR SL buttons. Have had 0 problems with the split pad pro and all 3 limited edition pro controllers (splatoon, xenoblade and smash). The joycons are a different issue. And don’t even get me started on the joycons. Find Out With Nintendo's Year In Review. Just because for you the switch Pro controller had drift and no other has, doesn't mean that automatically means the switch Pro controller is more prone to drifting. @Micheal6043 Nintendo fans reading carefully? Even Lawyers require Documentation to proceed and without that your at the mercy of the Plaintiff to find holes in the story. I got rid of my pro controller and I got the Nintendo licensed PDP controller instead. Do my eyes deceive me: Pro controllers also drift?! 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