Nintendo Switch Firmware Update 3.0.0 Is Out Now And It’s A Big One

Nintendo has finally released a major software update for the Nintendo Switch. Version 3.0.0 includes a bunch of new features including updates to news, how you pair your controllers as well a bunch of new users icons for Splatoon 2.

The full list of updates is below:

– 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
– 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

  1. finally ‘HDMI’ will stop popping up every time the system wakes and I’m playing something else!

  2. The notifications when friends come online + USB keyboard support have been on Switch for a while (possibly even since launch), so I’m not sure why they’re in the list?

    Otherwise, looks like a good update. I’m interested to see this display colour feature – it sounds like what the Gameboy Color could do for older games if you held down a key combination while game is starting. Anyone played around with it yet?

  3. Any update for Cloud Saves or ways to save games that you would be able to recover if you system goes bad?

  4. Very great featureset, here’s hoping increased stability reduces the crashes in games, I got 3 crashes just today while playing Mr. Shifty and had to restart the entire chapter and it was so annoying! Hope that will be fixed for future players of it cause I already ended up beating the game there.

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