Super Mario Odyssey – How to Turn Off Motion Controls

Want to change the way that you control the camera? Here’s how you can enable or disable Motion Controls in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey has a lot of world for players to explore, and you’ll be spending quite a bit of time inside the game, enjoying the magnificent vistas, and taking down Bowser’s goons. But, for those who are new to the Nintendo Switch, some of Mario’s controls might seem a little strange, especially the Motion Controls. If you’re like many other players, and you don’t really like the feel or Motion Controls, or you just aren’t used to them. In this article we’ll tell you how to turn off Motion Controls in Super Mario Odyssey, or even how to turn them on if you want to use them.

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How to Enable/Disable Motion Controls

Motion Controls are a thing to get used to, and many players might find themselves struggling to deal with Super Mario Odyssey’s Motion Controls at first. While you can get better at using them as you play the game more, turning them off can make it easier for new players to get used to the console.

To turn off Motion Controls, and disable them, you’ll need to go into the Super Mario Odyssey settings and look for the option marked “Use Motion Controls”. You can then choose whether you want to turn them off, or turn them on. You can also change the camera’s sensitivity. If you don’t want to turn Motion Controls off, then try setting it to Low, as this will make it less jumpy when you move around.

The big kicker with this is that turning Motion Controls off in the settings will only disable it for the camera, it won’t disable it for the hat throwing, which means you’ll still need to deal with the Motion Controls when dealing with Cappy’s attacks.

Unfortunately, right now, there isn’t any way to turn the Motion Controls off completely, so you’ll just have to get used to them. As we stated above, though, turning the sensitivity down to low can definitely help, and while it may seem like you’ll never get used to them, we assure you that over time it will become easier to use, and you might just grow to love them.

Now that you know how to turn Motion Controls on and off, be sure to head back over to our Super Mario Odyssey guide where we’ll continue to update our site with new content surrounding Mario’s first adventure on the Nintendo Switch. You can also check out our guide on how to find all the Power Moons in the game, which we’re sure you’ll find very helpful as you attempt to unlock new worlds and explore all of the nooks and crannies that Super Mario Odyssey has to offer.

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Josh Hawkins
Josh has been exploring fantastic worlds and getting lost in video games for as long as he can remember. Starting out on the Super Nintendo with Super Mario World, and ending up in the world of next-generation gaming. He enjoys digging into the story and lore of massive RPGs, as well as getting lost just trying to make that last jump in any platformers he gets pulled into, as well as everything in between. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment.