Left Joy Con

The Nintendo Switch is officially out in the wild and we’ve been having fun with it here at Nintendo Today, but I’ve noticed something rather strange when playing using the two included Joy-Con controllers. Sometimes the left Joy-Con controller will periodically disconnect and then reconnect, which can throw off your groove if you’re in the middle of a fast-paced battle in a game like Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo has a bunch of fixes you can try on their official support page, but people on the internet who have this same issue have reported varying degrees of success for these issues. Here’s what I’ve found that actually seems to work and doesn’t require you to send your system to Nintendo for repairs.

Combine the left and right Joy‑Con into one larger controller with this handy grip. It also lets you keep playing while you’re charging your Joy‑Con, so you don’t have to miss a minute. Add a splash of style to your Nintendo Switch™ console with Joy-Con™ controllers and Joy-Con straps. You can try out different color combos below, then use the links to find the accessories in. Each Joy-Con has a full set of buttons and can act as a standalone controller, and each includes an accelerometer and gyro-sensor, making independent left and right motion control possible. See all Nintendo Switch Controllers. This drift is part of a design flaw in the left joycon. Nintendo has fixed the problem, but the joycons that were out at initial release of the Switch are affected. If you buy any of the newer.

You need to completely disconnect the controllers.

Nintendo’s support documents suggest that you should un-sync and resync your controllers if you’re experiencing this disconnect issue, but their recommended method of doing that doesn’t seem to be as effective.

  1. Go to System Settings on the Nintendo Switch.
  2. Select Controllers and Sensors.
  3. At the bottom of this screen, there’s an option for “Disconnect Controllers.”
  4. Do this and then power cycle the console by holding down the power button until it turns off.
  5. Turn it back on and resync your controllers.
Left joy con fix

With this done, you should be able to play the game will absolutely no issues. I discovered this on the weekend while playing around with my own Joy-Con controllers trying to get them to stop desyncing momentarily. It was enough to drive me crazy because it would happen in the middle of fights in Breath of the Wild and I’d end up dying because I couldn’t move or my controller spazzed out and I couldn’t get away.

Left Joy Con Blue

Have you experienced any problems with your Joy-Con controllers? Let us know in the comments.

Left joy con drift fix

The Nintendo Switch is officially out in the wild and we’ve been having fun with it here at Nintendo Today, but I’ve noticed something rather strange when playing using the two included Joy-Con controllers. Sometimes the left Joy-Con controller will periodically disconnect and then reconnect, which can throw off your groove if you’re in the middle of a fast-paced battle in a game like Breath of the Wild.

Left Joy Con Button Got To Press Harder

Nintendo has a bunch of fixes you can try on their official support page, but people on the internet who have this same issue have reported varying degrees of success for these issues. Here’s what I’ve found that actually seems to work and doesn’t require you to send your system to Nintendo for repairs.

Left joy con loose

You need to completely disconnect the controllers.

Nintendo’s support documents suggest that you should un-sync and resync your controllers if you’re experiencing this disconnect issue, but their recommended method of doing that doesn’t seem to be as effective.

  1. Go to System Settings on the Nintendo Switch.
  2. Select Controllers and Sensors.
  3. At the bottom of this screen, there’s an option for “Disconnect Controllers.”
  4. Do this and then power cycle the console by holding down the power button until it turns off.
  5. Turn it back on and resync your controllers.

With this done, you should be able to play the game will absolutely no issues. I discovered this on the weekend while playing around with my own Joy-Con controllers trying to get them to stop desyncing momentarily. It was enough to drive me crazy because it would happen in the middle of fights in Breath of the Wild and I’d end up dying because I couldn’t move or my controller spazzed out and I couldn’t get away.

Left Joy Con Controller

Have you experienced any problems with your Joy-Con controllers? Let us know in the comments.