Steam is adding support for Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons

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Valve continues to expand the range of controllers that can be used with Steam by adding support for Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons as part of the newest beta update.Nintendo Switch Joy-Con support is at the top of the very short list of changes in the Steam Client Beta community update post(opens in new tab) for August.

Not only does the post confirm that Nintendo Switch Joy-Con support has been added, it notes that the support is for Joy-Cons “both individually as a mini-gamepad and combined into pairs”.At the moment, the support is just in the Steam Client Beta.

To opt into that you can do so in the ‘Account’ section of the Steam settings menu. Since the beta was released on August 4, Valve has re-released it on August 5, hopefully smoothing out any issues that were being experienced by those trying to connect the controllers.Of course, it’s not every Nintendo Switch owner that likes the petite, fiddly Joy-Cons.

If you fall into that camp, or you’re just trying to figure out how to fix Joy-Con drift at the moment, then you’ll be glad to know that the more substantial Nintendo Switch Pro controller got Steam support all the way back in 2018.

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