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Nintendo Switch update addresses motion control issues

And not much else

Nintendo Switch - red right Joy-Con in hand Samit Sarkar/Polygon

Nintendo just released a minor system update for the Switch, aiming to fix issues with motion controls and user icons.

Switch firmware version 5.0.2, which was released yesterday, April 16, offers “general system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience,” according to patch notes posted on Nintendo’s support site. That’s the same phrase Nintendo used for its last minor update, v5.0.1, which was released March 26, two weeks after the big v5.0.0 firmware.

This time around, though, Nintendo provided a modicum of detail on the patch. Here are the full patch notes:

  • Resolved an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly when playing games that use the feature
  • Resolved an issue that caused user icons for recommended friends to not display correctly

The Switch’s v4.1.0 firmware, which Nintendo released in early December, also addressed a motion control issue — with the exact same wording. There’s no indication of specific games in which motion controls weren’t working properly, but if you were seeing some wonky behavior, give it a shot now and see if the v5.0.2 update fixed it.

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