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Nintendo Switch updated to 3.0.0 – Here’s what’s new!

by Joey Davidson | June 21, 2017June 21, 2017 7:00 am PST

The Nintendo Switch has been updated to Version 3.0. The distribution occurred on June 19, 2017, so you should have it on your system if you connect to the internet.

We have information on the firmware update from a few sources. First, Nintendo actually posted the full update notes on their official support site. We’ve dropped all of that below. After those notes, you’ll find a walkthrough video from the folks at GameXplain. They pulled their information from a thread on NeoGAF.

There are a few key features in the update, including the ability to follow news on specific games and being able to use the Pro Controller by connecting it to the switch through the USB charging slot. Here’s the full run from Nintendo:

Improvements Included in Version 3.0.0

Added the following system functionality

  • Register a channel to receive News for specific games
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

And here’s the walkthrough from GameXplain. The update is available now.

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Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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