Button configurations can also be customized on the Nintendo Switch Lite system. It does become a hobby in itself. On the Pro Controller however they use the same analog sticks as everyone else. Mind you I’ve played more Ps4 than anything else using one controller from day one and had no issues. @RustedHero Mine does it too sometimes but I've caught myself pressing in between up and right sometimes. Still not working perfectly? 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). Or sometimes neither presses will register the first time pressed. I personally have yet to see one that's been completely worn through though). Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Analog Stick PERMANENT Fix. Spray the area underneath the plastic stick cap generously but carefully; you want to coat it but not drown it. Once you’ve got out as much as you can, it’s time to whack out that contact cleaner. Cheers. For a “background story” on the condition of my pro con, I have two pro cons. Has this guide helped at all? The rest of the pro controller is fine. For longer standing problems, we’d suggest trying to recalibrate the controller as a troubleshooting measure, before getting in touch with Nintendo support. Have had 0 problems with the split pad pro and all 3 limited edition pro controllers (splatoon, xenoblade and smash). I've cleaned it twice already. 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. The d-pad is the only issue I had with my pro-controller from the start. (Knock on wood). But anyone saying they have issue I would say where is your documented problem? It’s possible to replace the analogue sticks in a Pro Controller, but we’re not really happy to recommend that; the sticks are soldered in place which may seem trivial to some, but there’s too much that can go wrong with a soldering iron for us to feel comfortable taking you through that, nor the process of ordering replacement sticks. Anyways, giving it a good blow and cleaning out the analogue stick caps, which were admittedly filthy, seemed to do the job for now. 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. Now works great but the pad dimensions were a tiny bit different so the feeling is a bit off. All of them. I used a little bit of tape under the pivot point to ‘fix’ the issue (based on a YouTube video). I've had PS4 controllers develop drift, and no pro controllers. 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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 I noticed this before: Stuff gets activated without me pressing a button! @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. Nintendo Switch firmware 11.0.0 is out, adds new features, details here! General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience. 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. For the joy cons, my two left ones developed drift (I use the left stick for walking in games a lot more than the right sticks). Press the X button to enter calibration and follow the onscreen instructions as best as you can. It can and will happen to everyone who owns a pair, including you. However, the Pro controller for the Switch is not without its faults. They probably chose them because of the smaller size and not to save money, but still the way they handle this is unacceptable. I'm not having any issues with the replacements so far. There could be a couple reasons why there isn't drift in Switch games. I opted to replace the parts myself. @sixrings you are delirious if you think drift is made up at this point. It's surprising how misinformed they were when writing this article - using the method they suggest is at best a coincidental remedy that is a minor temporary fix. This is just bad. @dazzleshell Amen! Make sure the metal contact ring is also completely clean, then put the metal/plastic wheel back inside with tweezers, pinch the green housing back against the cradle box and you're done. Ultimate Full Character Roster List. That'll be the day. Custom configurations are stored on the Nintendo Switch system. Return to the Stick Calibration screen and test out your newly cleaned stick. Do You Have It? I thought I had a tiny bit of drift on Pokémon Shield the other day, the cursor on the map screen was slowly moving up on its own, but I couldn’t select any fast travel markers, and it didn’t do it again, so I think it was a weird bug. The Pro controller is as prone to drift as ANY OTHER CONSOLE. Might as well throw my hat into the ring, I’ve had zero issues with my launch Pro Controller. All content should be considered opinion. Hooray! It really worked for me. I had drift in 3 pairs joy con, on the pro, have a more usage, never had any kind of drift problem. It should work like new with no problems at all. I followed the guide because I had nothing to loose...my pro con was already unplayable with severe drifting. @Ronwantread as the article says, even the xbox elite controller is prone ot drifting. The update is targeted on Pro Controllers being newly registered with the console, which could result in a false analogue stick input impacting its use. But they do, because they know they are. 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. Even joy-cons aren’t faulty! As much as I like the Switch, the drifting issue is just embarrassingly badly handled. An internet connection is required to view bookmarked News items. 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). 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. Note: This is only a fix for a Pro Controller issue that was introduced in version 10.0.0, and not related to the common complaint over Joy-Con drift. Wait what pro controller have a drift problem? Stop whining and repair the joystick yourself... it's so easy my daughter can do that and it'll cost next to nothing. @sixrings as someone who owns a Nintendo 64 and still works to this day with functioning controllers, I disagree with you. And User Abuse happens more then you think it's not a quirk that it happens. i swear i was going to get a pro controller but now no way i am not buying a 90 dollar controller just to get drift again i am probably just going to get a third party controller btw i live in canada so thats why its 90 dollars. @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. @WiltonRoots Maybe it is the consumers fault for playing their games too much lol. And that law-case is now going on for ages, and they still haven't found Nintendo guilty. (not to mention, the 80 dollar joy-cons that drifts worse/ just as bad). All my controllers minus my pro controller drift. Both were bought in the first few months of the Switch launch. It happens when I use my 8BitDo... but when I use anywhere else, it’s ok. I dont have an option to calibrate my pro switch controller!And for all those jack offs saying drift doesn't exist. Configurations can be customized for the following controllers: Joy-Con (L), Joy-Con (R), Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. It is NOT a simple thing to do, however, and it helps if you've worked on electronics before (Joy-Cons, iPhones, etc.). Now I have 4 perfect working joycons again. Players from all over reported that their Switch consoles were experiencing a phenomenon called Joy-Con drift, which has resulted in a class-action lawsuit against the company. 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. It is super comfortable, however, I probably should have gotten the 8BITDO controller for less money. Did they do a revision on the pro that fixed these issues? Which scared the hell out of me because people are trying to change £200 for these things on eBay! 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. The controller I use the most is actually the 8bitdo SN30 Pro Plus.. And that one has a broken "A" button so I managed to find my old SNES controller (still in working condition) and replaced the rubber pad of the buttons. Seriously. I have contact cleaner on hand, but that’s just a temporary fix with my experience with the joy cons. Most notably with games that only use it for certain actions that are not movement. Considering it's officially licensed by Nintendo, I would imagine that it would be a good product and it is. Give these casuals time to catch up to us, and then you'll see the bandwagon. 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. Read what I posted up above it makes me nuts. 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). I got rid of my pro controller and I got the Nintendo licensed PDP controller instead. My only gripe with my Switch hardware. I've never taken it part but I have tried cleaning it, with no success. I have a stock of flex cables to replace them when needed. Noone is "screwed" just because of a little drift. PSA. 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. 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. @sixrings oh shut up. A lot better than Nintendo's pro controller. Haven't cleaned it since last year. 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. I’ve never had this many problems with controllers/joysticks for any other system beginning with c64 and nes . And vice versa if a different direction. I was just searching how disastrous it would be for me to open my Pro Controller, but we'll see. 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. If you're going to sell these controllers for such a high price, I expect quality. 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. This is obviously a false narrative being used. I still love my Switch. 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 is the third update in three weeks, as Nintendo dropped the nice rounded version number of 10.0.0 on 13th April. And those two have been tucked away in my blue tote bucket with all my personal belongings from high school and such. 1. Nintendo denied it is a problem and wanted to charge me £35 per controller to fix it. I used to think it was just a Nintendo problem until two of my official PS4 controllers started drifting too. The left stick on my wii u gamepad had drift. Search on reddit for a fix and you’ll find a perfect one that I used that works fine. Mine developed a fault to the left stick. I didn't think any of Nintendos controllers had drift issues. Boo to you, sir. Oh, and I suspect that the normal buttons start drifting too. The joysticks are mounted to small pcbs that are completely removable and the interior layout of the gamepad is very straight-forward. ... And Platinum! @sixrings The joycon controllers have a documented issue with drifting that's not connected to abuse of the controller. No element of this site can be used without written permission. Use of this website is subject to acceptance of our legal terms of service. 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. 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. @Micheal6043 Nintendo fans reading carefully? I remember the issues with the docks scratching the screens... mine doesn’t do that, some people must be rough with the hardware. 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. Lawyers will be asked to provide this and if you got nothing to show for it you have nothing in the end. Drifting is a problem that is undeniably common in the Switch’s Joy-Con, but it can also affect Pro Controllers as well. Anyone else familiar with this issue or is it isolated to mine? It's really annoying. I used the process linked above to fix my joysticks and added thin tape afterward to hopefully minimize the chances of happening again. It shouldn't be that way... @Fido007 you might be onto something here. This process was not mentioned in the article. Yes every single joycon so i think the way they make the pro controller results in them being overall better. This feature allows you to bookmark your favorite news items. @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. SHOP PRO GRIPS This vibrant red Performance Thumbstick set adds 9.9mm of height to your Switch Pro Controller sticks, increasing accuracy and … Alex is the man responsible for the daily videos you'll find on our YouTube channel. That could be a fair argument. Does Among Us need Nintendo Switch Online to play? I'm having the same issue with my pro controller. Any fixes? @Guitario they made a new one, but it didn’t fix the issues discussed here. Added an option to remap the controller buttons. 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. I really hope these hardware manufacturers get their act together. If the issue no longer presents itself you’re one of the mega lucky ones, and you don’t need to do anything more. 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. This usually happens with other people's joy cons, but in this case it happened to my pro controller. 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). Not since alllll my other controllers from Nintendo still work fine after all those years! Do the workaround at your own risk and don’t blame anyone if it doesn’t work. They used to put in their manuals all the time that people should take regular breaks and do something else. The only issue is the way that Nintendo designed the cup of the joystick, it allows dust to fall into the joystick itself. However Nintendo has a bunch of entitled owners who abuse their products and like to complain online. The fault developed just under 2 years. By far not only a Nintendo issus though. My pro controllers suffer from drift, and not even mildly. @MsJubilee The only thing irresponsible here is your statement. I can't agree with this. It's this issue is why I MUST use the joy cons to play Tetris 99. 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. My Pro controller hasn't given me any problems, but until now, I didn't think I would need to suffix that statement with 'yet'. So far my Wii U and 3DS has not had any problems. 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. Use isopropanol and a q-tip to clean the motherboard's contacts and the silicone pads (Be gentle when cleaning either one. Thankfully it was only just barely off center and rarely had an impact on games. 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. Its as likely to happen on all consoles. Joy-Con drift is an issue that Switch owners have been encountering over the last few months that causes the analog sticks on the controllers to … 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. I love the Steam Controller's extra buttons though. Nintendo Switch system update Version 10.0.2 fixes Pro Controller drift. 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. 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