Software Updates

The Atari VCS will periodically offer updates to the software for the Modern Controller and Classic Joystick. To check if your controller needs to be updated, navigate in the Dashboard to SYSTEM > DEVICE > UPDATE CONTROLLERS.

If your controller has the most recent software, you will see a note that says "Up to date."

If your controller needs a software update, you will see the message "Update now."

To update your controller:

  1. Connect the controller using the provided USB cable. Controllers must be connected via this cable to be updated.
  2. Select update by pressing the "A" button on your controller or joystick.