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The Nintendo Switch Firmware Has Been Updated To Version 6.0.0

As Nintendo had announced, the Nintendo Switch firmware has been updated. The console’s firmware now sits at version 6.0.0. The update paves the way for the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online service, and it also adds some new features that had been recently datamined. It is worth noting that your Joy-Con controllers will also get an update. Nintendo released some official patch notes, so you can check them out down below.

Nintendo Switch Online* features and functionality have been added, including:

  • Save Data Cloud Backup
    • User your internet connection to back up game save data for compatible games
    • Some games are not compatible with Save Data Cloud
    • To back up save data or download a previous backup, head to System Settings > Data Management > Save Data Cloud Backup

    *Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Save Data Cloud backup available in compatible games. Terms apply. To learn more, click here.

Added the following system functionality

  • Upload up to four Album screenshots at once on supported social network services
    • Only one captured video can be uploaded at once
  • Select from six new Captain Toad icons for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
  • Play your digital software and content on non-primary consoles by linking your Nintendo Account
    • The term “active console” has been renamed “primary console” in Nintendo eShops
    • Playing software in multiple consoles has certain restrictions
  • Display of Nintendo Switch News articles will be limited to match the restricted software parental controls setting selections
    • Please note that the restriction will only apply to News articles distributed after the release of version 6.0.0.
  • Change the layout of the USB keyboard to the desired language
    • To change the language, head to the System Settings > System > USB Keyboard

Removed the following system functionality

  • After installing the system update, it will no longer be possible to unlink your Nintendo Account from your Nintendo Switch user

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

  • Compatibility improvements have been made for a controller licensed by Nintendo


20 thoughts on “The Nintendo Switch Firmware Has Been Updated To Version 6.0.0”

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  3. Does that include being able to change our primary Switch without needing to un-primary the old one? If so, it’d be nice if they said so! If it’s not a thing, they need to make it a thing so if someone ever loses their Switch to a fire or something, they don’t have to call in to have their account unlinked from the old system (I hear it takes hours to get a rep that can unlink your account if you call in.) Or so they don’t have to use their website to unlink it.

    1. Making a different console the primary console:

      Access the Nintendo eShop on your primary console and deactivate the console for your Nintendo Account from the user menu.
      If you do not have access to the original console, you can also deactivate a primary console off-device once per year.
      Off-device deactivations can be done by visiting, selecting “Shop Menu”, and then “Deregister Primary Console”.

      1. Sucks. That’s really the only thing I want online for that’s all I play online right now, oh well guess I’ll pay $20 and be done with it in the hopes that the service improves. I’ll invest in the hope lol

          1. It’s not terrible but it depends on perspective personally im not getting anything out of it that I didn’t get for free before. I hope it eventually gets to the level of PS plus with all the great deals monthly and good amount of free games monthly. NES and cloud saves aren’t of interest to me.

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