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Topic: Wonky Switch Controllers Affecting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Sqwaddles

So I've had Mario Kart 8 for at least a month. I'm basically one cup away from completing all the cc's and I've been getting into online play. I had played fine yesterday, but starting today my switch controllers started to act up. By act up, I mean mainly my right one. If you patrolled a menu using the right joystick, it would automatically go left, giving you little time to input what you actually want to do. I wouldn't care much during racing because I use motion controls (I'm a Mario Kart Wii veteran), but now its affecting that too. Cars dont steer great, but now I cant even drift properly because of the issue affecting the motion controls. Turning right is basically impossible and I've had to forfeit online races because of it, including cups. The problem may spring up in the middle of race or just from the start. Sometimes it'll go away and come back. There doesn't seem to be any factors to make the controllers act this way, it just happened. It happens when connected to the Switch or just separate. I really need help on this because its cost me quite a lot in the terms of the game.

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@Tasuki I appreciate that video regarding the joystick, but I need more help on the motion controls. Do you have anything that could help with that? The joystick acting the way it does is more a side effect from the motion controls

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ralphdibny

Does using motion controls disable the stick? If not you may be getting input from both

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gcunit

@Sqwaddles You sure you haven't accidentally turned on the steering aid?

MK8D offers a steering aid that helps inexperienced players avoid falling off the track etc. If you don't know about it and it's on it totally interferes with play.

To check I think you need to start a race, pause, and check the control options.

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Woomy_NNYes

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Stick input is still on when motion steering is on. Can't tell you how many times I've been mid-race wondering why mk8 is steering so funny (because a niece turned motion on in a previous race). Having motion on while steering with sticks is quite disruptive at times.

And as gcunit pointed out, steering aid will screw with you too if you don't know its on. (it keeps you from cutting corners and taking shortcuts. If you get near the edge of a track, it can jarring when it redirects you when you don't know it's on. )

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@ralphdibny Motion controls doesn't disable the stick, that would explain the moving if that is the case because of how menu selections always move left without input. Just how do I fix it is the problem

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@gcunit Never play with the help on, I always pay attention if the antenna is up or not or just the menus in general.

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SplatGirl69

I've been having problems with the controllers too. In Mario Kart you're only supposed to be able to drive in reverse during the battle games. Now I do it during both the battles and the races with no way to stop. I'm sending my controllers back to nintendo for repair

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ralphdibny

@Sqwaddles honestly I don't know how to fix it, sounds like the joy con drift thing that people have been getting, and from what the peeps have said in this thread, that will register as input still while your using motion controls in mario kart.

I would suggest using the other joy con for now if that still works and sending the broken one in to Nintendo for repair if it's still in warranty.

I got some iffy movement on my joycon a few times but I've put it down to wireless interference. I did send the joycon in though because the lights stopped coming on and I wasn't sure if one was to do with the other. I quite often play with my arms crossed like I'm playing the drums, don't know why, it's just comfortable for me but it was making the interference worse somehow.

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