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Original Switch model is getting rereleased with a significanly better battery life.
Posted: Posted July 17th
Edited July 17th by ShadowFox08
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End of August. From 2.5-6.5 hrs to 4.5 hrs to 9 hrs. Botw in handheld mode is said to increase from 3hrs in OG model to 5.5hrs. Incredible deal for late adopters. Though since I rarely play handheld mode, not worth trading my OG switch, unless it has a boost mode of some sorts.
https://www.resetera.com/threads/new-regular-switch-model-with-upgraded-battery-life-announced-same-price-launches-end-of-august-old-model-2-5-6-5-hours-new-model-4-5-9-0-hours.129496/
I wonder if they will have unofficial performance enhancements..

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what about the joycons? they have yet to fix the issues that are being reported on the OG model.

Posted July 17th by S.O.H.
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S.O.H.
 

what about the joycons? they have yet to fix the issues that are being reported on the OG model.

I don't believe it's been commented on yet but they should have a different version of joycon for the handheld only model since it's hard wired into the switch and replacing it every 6 months would be a nightmare. I've seen a video where recently they might have found out why it drifts so much.


I've had to take apart and replace a drifting joystick at least once for one of my left joycons. Since then another left is heavily drifting and a right one is slightly drifting.

Posted July 17th by Fox Forever
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What's wrong with the joycons??? I've got four (two sets of two) for local multiplayer and none have had any issues so I didn't realise there was some common issue with them?

Posted July 17th by Moonray
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At some point your switch joystick may start to drift automatically when you leave it in a resting position. One explanation is that there's this part of your joycon where it's got a graphite part. Over time your joystick moving could cause the drift to start happening since it's messing with the optic part. One solution is to lift the flap underneath the joystick and blow compressed air in it to clean it out.

I've noticed this drifting problem only happens in people who play the switch a lot (me).

Posted July 17th by Fox Forever
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Ah, I've only had mine for a year and a half and I'm not a heavy user of it so perhaps I just haven't used it enough to break it XD

Posted July 17th by Moonray
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there are a lot of joycons in this house (like...ten?), but only one has ever shown an issue (which I noticed when I started walking off ledges in Xenoblade 2). A little TLC with compressed air fixed it up.

Posted July 17th by Pirate_Ninja
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