Nintendo Switch Update 4.0 Adds GameCube Controller Support

25 October, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Cecelia Webb
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The only drawback is that there are two fewer buttons on the GameCube controller, compared to the full Switch Joycon set up: a left Z button and a home button. Though we would prefer that Nintendo clearly list all of the features that each firmware update brings to the table, being able to now use GameCube controllers with the Switch is a pleasant surprise.

If you're a stickler for the older hardware, preferring the feel of the GameCube's asymmetrical controls to these modern "Pro" gamepads, you're in luck.

Unfortunately, it's not as straightforward as it seems as you'll need to have the GameCube USB adapter for the Wii U. However, once it's plugged into the Switch, it's simply a matter of going into the controller menu on the Switch and pressing the "L" and "R" buttons together. Users at GameXplain were the first to point out the added support for the GameCube controllers.




Nintendo Switch rolled out the massive 4.0 update on their newest console and with that, the developers introduced a lot of most wanted features. That does not mean that buttons will map where you want them, mind, so you may have to go into the settings and rearrange your buttons the way you like them.

NintendoWorldReport has also confirmed that WaveBird controllers also work. But don't worry, if you are happy to use a wired controller, then Hori has you covered with its officially licensed Switch HORIPAD for under $30. Playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, especially on the recreated Game Cube tracks, is a dream come true, but there is another game everyone is obviously waiting to play with this sucker. But, now the support is pretty much official. Honestly, I think the second is more likely, as Nintendo is getting ready to launch their paid online and will likely have Virtual Console ready for that.

Nintendo Switch update 4.0 - what's new?

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