Microsoft fixed the controller connection issue with the latest Xbox update.
What you need to know
- The March Xbox Update addresses issues causing controllers to have connection problems.
- The change wasn’t initially noted in the release notes but has since been specified.
- Microsoft’s Jason Ronald says that the update “fixes many of the controller disconnects players have reported,” so some issues could still remain.
Xbox Wireless Controllers shouldn’t run into connection issues following the March Xbox Update. Microsoft rolled out the Xbox update earlier this week, but the release notes didn’t mention a fix for the irritating controller connection issue. Team Xbox’s Jason Ronald pointed out on Twitter that the update also fixes “many of the controller disconnects players have reported.”
Ronald’s use of the word “many” implies that some issues remain, but people should run into problems less frequently following the update. Affected Xbox Wireless Controllers have issues registering button presses. A video by YouTuber “Jake” shows off the issue in action.
Lots of Xbox news this week, but in case you missed it we released our March Xbox System Update yesterday.
In addition to the new features, this release also fixes many of the controller disconnects players have reported.
Keep the feedback coming.https://t.co/bltTsL6Lty
— Jason Ronald (@jronald) March 10, 2021
It’s nice to see Microsoft jump on this issue, as it could become increasingly frustrating the more you play. While Microsoft addressed this issue, you may be on the hunt for one of the best Xbox Series X and Series S controllers as an alternative or a replacement. There are plenty to choose from, including the well-reviewed Xbox Elite Controller Series 2.
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