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How to Turn Motion Controls Off or On in Skyrim

by Kyle Hanson


Motion Controls. Ever since the Wii debuted they have been an obsession of Nintendo, and often a pain for their players. Sure, there have been some fantastic implementations of the feature, but there have been equally as many failures. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch sits somewhere in between, with motion controls adding something, but also bringing some added frustration to the mix. So, here’s how to turn motion controls off or on in Skyrim for Switch.

You might think that this option would be within the Controls settings, but you’d be wrong. That is instead simply where you can rebind keys (which is good since the default controls can be a little confusing). So, where can you go to turn on/off motion controls in Skyrim for Switch?

Gameplay is the key. Press + to bring up the menu, then ZR until you reach System. Select Gameplay and “Enable Motion Controls” will be right at the top. It is checked by default, so if you like motion controls in your Skyrim experience, you probably don’t have to do anything. Just grab some Joy-Con and go to town. But if you’re watching your character flail their sword around randomly and need it to stop, this is where you can make that happen.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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