Nintendo Switch: Firmware updates (latest update: Ver. 2.2.0)

Nintendo Switch

In this post, you will find everything there is to know about the Firmware updates for the Nintendo Switch, released on March 3rd, 2017 in Europe, North America, and Japan. We will keep updating this post as new updates are released, complete with any additional details.

How to update your Nintendo Switch?

To update your Nintendo Switch, you need to do the following:

  • go to System Settings;
  • select System;
  • select System Update;
  • follow the instructions on screen.

You can check out which Firmware version your console is running by going to System Settings > System. It should display “Current system version: 2.2.0”:

Nintendo Switch – Ver. 2.2.0

  • Release date: April 17th (North America), April 18th (Europe, Japan)
  • File size: ??? MB
  • Patch notes:

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience

  • Additional notes: unfortunately, the update doesn’t seem to add any new features, and most likely consists only of security and “stability” fixes.

Nintendo Switch – Ver. 2.1.0

  • Release date: March 27th (North America), March 28th (Europe, Japan)
  • File size: ??? MB
  • Patch notes:
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience
  • Additional notes: unfortunately, the update doesn’t seem to add any new features, and most likely consists only of security and “stability” fixes.

Click here for more Software and Firmware updates!

Nintendo Switch – Ver. 2.0.0

  • Release date: March 2nd (worldwide)
  • File size: ??? MB
  • Patch notes:

The following network features are now available
 * Nintendo Account required. Some features may not be available in all countries/regions.

  • Playing online
    • Online multiplayer available for free until the paid online service launches in fall 2017. Not available in all countries.
  • Adding friends
    • Friends can be added from My Page, head to the HOME Menu and select your icon on the upper left.
  • Sharing Album screenshots to Facebook and Twitter
  • Browsing and purchasing content on Nintendo eShop
  • Receiving News relating to games, Nintendo eShop discounts, and promotions
  • Earning My Nintendo points for game card (retail version)

Added the following system functionality

  • Update game software
  • Turn on the TV automatically when placing the Nintendo Switch console in the Nintendo Switch dock.
    • HDMI settings must also be enabled on your TV. Some TV models may be unable to use this feature. To turn on this feature for the Nintendo Switch console, head to System Settings > TV Settings > Match TV Power State
  • Display the battery percentage on the HOME Menu
    • To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > System > Console Battery (%)
  • Format the microSD card
    • To format, head to System Settings > System > Initialize > Format microSD Card
  • Notes: this update is required to access the following features:
  1. ability to connect to the internet via Wifi hotspots that require authentification;
  2. ability to post screenshots on social media (Twitter and Facebook specifically)
  3. getting news and notifications via the News feature;
  4. the Nintendo eShop;
  5. ability to play online (will become paid this Fall);
  6. ability to link a Nintendo Account to the console (something you need to do to access the Nintendo eShop);
  7. ability to use the Parental Controls app;
  8. ability to redeem retail games on My Nintendo;
  9. ability to turn off the battery % display on the main menu (head to System Settings > System)
  10. ability to turn on the TV automatically when putting the console in its dock (click here for more details)
  11. compatibility with microSDXC cards
  12. ability to format microSD cards from System Settings > System > Formatting Options > Format microSD Card.
  13. and more…

Click here for more updates!

Source: Nintendo Switch


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