Despite a day-one patch to solve connection issues, the Joy-Con controllers are still desyncing at random intervals for the Nintendo Switch.
According to several reports, the left Joy-Con is most likely to lose connectivity because of its strange design that makes it transmit a weaker signal. Hence, if the player moves too far or away from the dock’s line of sight, the controller stops responding.
It should be noted that the controllers tend to malfunction only when played with the Nintendo Switch docked in TV mode. In other scenarios, the Joy-Cons work fine.
The prevailing connectivity issue, though, is pretty rampant, causing Nintendo to officially acknowledge the problem. Earlier today, the Japanese company released a quick guide on possible solutions to the desyncing issue. However, the proposed remedies are pretty bizarre.
Here’s the list of things Nintendo recommends you avoid placing your Switch dock to help reduce risk of connection issue:
- Behind a TV
- Near an aquarium
- Placed in or under a metal object
- Pressed against a large amount of wires and cords
- Within three to four feet of another wireless device, such as a wireless speaker or a wireless access point.
- Nintendo also recommends you remove or switch off the following devices if near your Switch dock:
- Laptops, tablets, etc.
- Wireless headsets
- Wireless printers
- Wireless speakers
- Cordless phones
- USB 3.0-compatible devices such as hard drives, thumb drives, LAN adapters, etc.
Nintendo Switch is now available for the price of $300. That being said, most retailers are running dry. You can either wait for them to resupply or pay bizarre sums of money to get hold of units being sold in black on auction websites like eBay.