Nintendo Switch updates

[Update] All About that 3.0.0! New Switch Firmware Update adds Plenty of New Features and Support


In case you haven’t heard, an all-firmware update has rolled out for Nintendo Switch and whilst Nintendo have come out with the official patch notes, two more things have been discovered regarding what the new update allows players to do, but before we get to those, here’s those patch notes:

 

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Improvements Included in Version 3.0.0:

(Added the following system functionality)

  • Register a channel to receive News for specific games (To register, head to News > Find Channels)
  • Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists (To add friends, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Friend Suggestions)
  • Receive notifications when your Friends go online (To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > Notifications > Friend Notifications)
  • Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature (To search, head to Controllers > Find Controllers)
  • Change the user icon order on the Home Menu (To change order, head to System Settings > Users > Change Order)
  • Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon (To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile)
  • Change the system volume from the Quick Settings (To access Quick Settings, hold down the HOME Button)
  • Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack (To lower the max headphone volume, head to System Settings > System > Lower Max Headphone Volume *This settings will be ON when Parental Controls are enabled)
  • Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale (To use this feature, head to System Settings > System > Change Display Colors)
  • Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable (To enable, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Pro Controller Wired Communication *The NFC touchpoint on the Pro Controller will be disabled while the controller is using wired communication.)
  • Update connected controllers (To update, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Update Controllers)
  • Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software (To use this feature, head to System Settings > Data Management > Quick Archive *User save data is not deleted)

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General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:

Resolved an issue that caused game software updates to fail and prevented the software from starting Improvements to prevent unintended HDMI input change with certain TVs while the console is docked in Sleep Mode

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As for the new things that are being discovered since the update came out, remember the Pokkén Tournament Wii U Pro Pad remote that released last year for Pokkén Tournament? The very same remote that has been revealed to be functional with Pokkén Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch? Well it is now compatible with the Nintendo Switch. Okay sure it doesn’t possess an analog stick, or a screencapture button and a HOME button, but other than that it works like a charm and is the perfect controller to use when playing a few of the Switch’s choice games (Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers for one.)

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Plus the “News” section of the Nintendo Switch has seen a bit of change as well, as it now has a “Like” and a “Dislike” button for Switch owners to click on when finished with reading the article they clicked on. Don’t be surprised if the data collected from your choices is used in future to tailor make the news you are given.

 

For those of you who have yet to download the update, it only requires a few minutes and is well worth it!

 

Source: en-americas-support.nintendo.com & @Mattmanver2 (Twitter)

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