news\ Jun 20, 2017 at 9:03 am

Nintendo Switch Update 3.0.0 Brings More Than Just Stability

An actual update that adds something besides a better ride.

Nintendo Switch Update 3.0.0 Brings More Than Just Stability

Nintendo showed a number of things off at E3 last week. For a recap, check out our list here. After showing off their big hits for the coming year, Nintendo yet again released an update to the Nintendo Switch firmware without much in the way of an announcement. 

Luckily, the patch notes can still be found, if you know where to look. For the past number of updates, the Nintendo Switch's patch notes have said little more than "General system stability improvements." But today, we seem to be getting something a little more substantial.

Patch Notes 3.0.0

  • 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 setting 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 
  • Connect a USB keyboard to the dock to type whenever the keyboard is on the screen
  • 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 when insufficient space when downloading other software
    • * User save data is not deleted 

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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