Nintendo Switch’s Latest Firmware Update Finally Fixes Gyro Aiming

Nintendo has released a brand new firmware for their Nintendo Switch recently. The firmware update notes don’t mention any specific changes however some users online have confirmed that this update has fixed their issues with gyro aiming for camera in games like Splatoon 2.

The issue existed in games were you could use the gyro aiming mechanics and it was widely reported in Splatoon 2. The camera could start to automatically drift to a side for some players and the gyro needs to be stabilized before the camera could be fully functional. It was a wonky experience for most if this continued so it is nice to see the official fix for this issue. The changelog for update 4.1.0 which includes this fix can be seen below.

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 the feature

While the issue hasn’t been reported for many games, two of the major first party releases from Nintendo, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2, both used Gyro controls for aiming and were potentially a culprit of this bug, which has been finally fixed now.

Nintendo Switch is the first portable and console hybrid that allows seamless play for games either on the go, or on your TV screen. It has proven to be incredibly successful for Nintendo so far and is on pace to surpass the life to date sales of the Nintendo Wii U within a year.

Danial Arshad Khan

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