I just wanted to stress that Joy Con drift and Pro Controller drift are not the same! @Fido007 Maybe they feel these people should have lives outside of gaming. Never been used! @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. 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. I have cemuhook. While anybody else who plays 4 hours a day would probably see more wear and tear. 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! ... And Platinum! 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). Follow the instructions, and don’t go being a silly sausage now you hear? For example when I play Monster Hunter GU I have my hunter arts assigned to the D-Pad. That's what quality control and warranties are for. My Pro Con Gyro seems to drift slightly right in all my Cemu games. Here's my take quit using another person undocumented drift as your problem. Do my eyes deceive me: Pro controllers also drift?! They never drifted once, again I take care of my stuff, so there is 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. It only became apparent then so is not due to improper usage etc. You saved me a lot of money and hours of anger while playing a game and fighting against drifting at the same time! Now I have 4 perfect working joycons again. No drifting on my pro controller. I eventually called Nintendo Support last week and they were able to setup a free (post) warranty repair. I ended up fixing it with contact cleaner just like they say here, and since April it has worked very good. my 2 pro controllers - both 10 months old - drifting like crazy ... as much as i love the switch, but i will NEVER buy nintendo 1st party hardware anymore. The joycons are a different issue. All of them. 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. My first two 2017 launch procons got drift after around 400 hours. @Guitario Nothing that I know of so far. 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. 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. 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. And User Abuse happens more then you think it's not a quirk that it happens. Once you’ve got out as much as you can, it’s time to whack out that contact cleaner. Here are your options. And that law-case is now going on for ages, and they still haven't found Nintendo guilty. It always happens after 14 months. @Fido007 Yeah I remember when Nintendo were a bit surprised when Splatoon came out on the Wii U that some people got up to level 20 in the space of a day, when they figured it would take people at least a week or two. 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 Yes every single joycon so i think the way they make the pro controller results in them being overall better. It's really annoying. @sixrings you are delirious if you think drift is made up at this point. Both have the issue. How to Fix Joy-Con Drift on Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Cheers. Custom configurations can be saved as favorites in System Settings > Controllers and Sensors. (not to mention, the 80 dollar joy-cons that drifts worse/ just as bad). 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). Even joy-cons aren’t faulty! Now works great but the pad dimensions were a tiny bit different so the feeling is a bit off. @sixrings oh shut up. How to Fix Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Drift for $10. This actually scaring me off from buying a pro controller. PSA. I don't think Pro Controller drift is a widespread issue. 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. All my controllers minus my pro controller drift. 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. Custom configurations are stored on the Nintendo Switch system. They used to put in their manuals all the time that people should take regular breaks and do something else. Don’t worry, a quick recalibration just like before should solve any woes that may befall you. Yep. 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 don't have a drift problem with my Pro but I do have a slightly stiff and super squeaky stick problem and it's annoying. Might as well throw my hat into the ring, I’ve had zero issues with my launch Pro Controller. Seems to be a running theme. Step 1: Don't buy a pro controller.Step 2: Buy a CHEAPER third party pro controller that doesn't have the issue. 1. 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? I have 4 Pro Controllers, all a few years old now, and they all drift to a certain degree at certain times. I dont have an option to calibrate my pro switch controller!And for all those jack offs saying drift doesn't exist. Added an option to remap the controller buttons. Advanced controller grips that utilize a tri-layer combination of materials to give gamers better grip, support and comfort on Switch Pro controllers. @Micheal6043 Nintendo fans reading carefully? Washing the silicone pads with soap and water is also fine; just make sure they dry completely before putting them back in the controller). Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment... 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Did they do a revision on the pro that fixed these issues? (Knock on wood). 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). Noticed it first when I loaded up Splatoon 2. The harder you use something to sooner it breaks. Oh, and I suspect that the normal buttons start drifting too. Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Christmas 2020 Switch ... Guide: Super Smash Bros. If you’re still seeing problems however, you’re going to need to get a bit more technical. I tried the guide and no luck. I sneakily swapped it with the stick on my brother’s gamepad haha. On the Pro Controller however they use the same analog sticks as everyone else. 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. That introduced the ability to manage where game data is stored on the Switch, as well as the major accessibility enhancement of system-wide button remapping. I'm not having any issues with the replacements so far. It shouldn't be that way... @Fido007 you might be onto something here. Having never used the D-pad for a game until Zelda 2 on the Online Service. It would even keep going left for a couple of seconds even without touching the L joystick. … Hey @AlexOlney, thanks a lot for this video and the other one with the joycon. I am surprised at how many of you haven't read the article correctly. Perhaps the cat hair caused the problem...Just kidding, those cats are very cute. So don't panic about your pro controller, it's as likely to do it as any other console you have. This feature is not available for other controllers. I also rarely see any articles about other consoles with drift issues. On the Joy Con Nintendo uses cheaper sticks that as far as we know will eventually wear out a lot faster than they should. My Wii U gamepad has a bad case of drift in its left stick which pretty much makes the console unplayable. You did no research and instead came down on a group of people. Article posters are the individual owner of the article content. My only gripe with my Switch hardware. Haven't cleaned it since last year. 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. My Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pro Controller started to drift last month. I just find it much more comfortable than the others. Hosted by 44 Bytes. 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. I bought him a new one and nothing yet, however he plays 3ds more then his switch. After just 2 years of use all the Joycons have knackered. All content should be considered opinion. That said I do have another Switch now (Smash edition) and have preemptively traded the old one in for a Lite. That'll be the day. I don't even dare to click on the sticks (as buttons). I'm having the same issue with my pro controller. 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. Thankfully you’re in the right place to sort it out. @New_Guest Did you happen to boot the game up while the analog sticks werent in their neutral position? Both of my joycons suffered from drift. 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. It's incompetence of design. The left stick on my wii u gamepad had drift. I followed the guide because I had nothing to loose...my pro con was already unplayable with severe drifting. @wert303b here we go. Normal life wear an tear? @RustedHero Mine does it too sometimes but I've caught myself pressing in between up and right sometimes. I remember the issues with the docks scratching the screens... mine doesn’t do that, some people must be rough with the hardware. Excitable and fuelled by coffee alone, his floppy hair has charmed many a sceptic into subscribing. Would explain why it was fixed after the software was closed. General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience. I didn't think any of Nintendos controllers had drift issues. It's only the joycons that seems to be more so prone to drifting. Wow, even the pro controller can drift. 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