Nintendo Switch update improves Joy-con motion controls

Nintendo Switch

The latest update to the Nintendo Switch, version 4.1.0, doesn’t change much about the home console-portable system beyond standard stability improvements.

One particular change stands out though: Nintendo has apparently fixed “an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly.”

While the Switch certainly dials back Nintendo’s once stalwart commitment to motion controls with the Wii, specific titles still take advantage of the once extremely popular technology. For example, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as well as Super Mario Odyssey, utilize motion controls.

The update’s notes read as follows:

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:

Resolved an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly when playing games that use this feature

Recent third-party titles like Skyrim, Doom and even L.A. Noire also feature the technology. Super Mario Odyssey has been heavily criticized for its motion controls because some of the game’s key mechanics are more easily accessible by moving the Joy-cons around.

Source: Nintendo