One of the biggest complaints with the Nintendo Switch coming from early impressions was the fact that the left Joy-Con controller would sometimes desync while playing and could cause your character to die during intense battles. This has had many people concerned that it's a hardware issue and you'll have to buy a new controller to fix the issue. Turns out this may not be the case!
Several people with early Nintendo Switches have reported that the issue with the left Joy-Con has been fixed via the day one patch that just released.
Update: having the joy-cons attached to the device during a reboot applies the update and solves the issue. // @LaurakBuzz
— Alexander Repty (@arepty) March 2, 2017
This explains why Day One patch fixed my Left JoyCon issues but not other peoples. SEEMS WE HAVE A FIX!!!!!!!! https://t.co/TMKUTrjka6
— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) March 2, 2017
"UPDATE 2/3/17 4:00pm: The Nintendo Switch's day one system update has launched, and there are reports online that installing the patch with the Joy-Cons attached updates the firmware on the controllers, resolving the de-sync issues. Is this really the case? Unfortunately not. We've updated our console with controllers attached and re-run the battery of tests detailed below. In all cases, the range and consistency of the connection of each Joy-Con remains the same, and the left controller still has demonstrably weaker range than the right. Eurogamer has contacted Nintendo several times now concerning this issue, and we still await a reply."
Is this just a case by case basis? Who knows? We'll update this article tomorrow when more Nintendo Switches are out in the wild.
Nintendo Switch releases March 3rd alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which is one of the best-reviewed games of all time at the moment. You can click here to read our review.