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Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Con may have fixed Joy-Con drift

Posted on July 26, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Update: It seems that the strips have apparently been present in Joy-Con after all, as noted by Spawn Wave. Hopes of an official fix for drift seem to have been dashed for now.



Original: One issue Switch owners seem to encounter more than any other is Joy-Con drift. After extended use, some people notice that their controller recognizes input when the joystick isn’t actually being moved. It can cause some pretty obvious frustration since the Joy-Con essentially aren’t working as intended.

The situation has plagued Nintendo since Switch launched over four years ago. Multiple color variations of the Joy-Con have been released, but each one has come with the same Joy-Con drift problem. Now, however, some are thinking that things may have been addressed with the latest design.

Nintendo put out new Joy-Con earlier this month to celebrate The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. After opening the controllers, Twitter user Mario_RPG_Fan noticed that there are now small strips inside. As far as we know, they were not included in previous iterations of the Joy-Con. Pressure to the back of a Joy-Con control stick is said to stop drift, which the new strips could be doing.

It remains to be seen if the strips permanently fix Joy-Con drift, but it’s certainly encouraging. We’ll let you know if any further information emerges. Gamers will no doubt be keeping an eye on the Skyward Sword Joy-Con in the months to come to see if their controllers hold up.

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