Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Firmware Update 10.0.0 Brings New Features And Animal Crossing User Icons

It feels like it’s been ages since Nintendo released a proper firmware update for Nintendo Switch, but 10.0.0 brings a few new features.

The largest is without doubt the ability to remap your controller, which feels like a very un-Nintendo move. With this update, you can remap your Joy-Con controllers and save up to five custom configurations. There’s also the ability to bookmark news, transfer software data between system memory and an SD card. The most important new feature of all though, is the addition of six new Animal Crossing: New Horizon Users icons.


  • Added a bookmark feature to News.
    This feature allows you to bookmark your favorite news items.

    • A maximum of 300 news items can be bookmarked.
    • An internet connection is required to view bookmarked News items.
    • News items that are no longer available cannot be viewed, even if they were bookmarked.
  • Added an option to transfer software data between the system memory and an SD card.
    • Users can now transfer downloadable software, update data, and DLC from the system memory to an SD card (and vice versa).
    • Note that save data and some update data cannot be transferred to an SD card.
  • Added an option to remap the controller buttons.
    • Analog stick and button configurations can now be changed for each paired controller.
    • Custom configurations can be saved as favorites in System Settings > Controllers and Sensors.
      • Custom configurations are stored on the Nintendo Switch system.
      • Configurations can be customized for the following controllers: Joy-Con (L), Joy-Con (R), Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Button configurations can also be customized on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.
      • This feature is not available for other controllers.
      • On each system, up to five favorite custom configurations can be saved for Joy-Con (L), five for Joy-Con (R), five for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Five configurations can also be saved as favorites for Nintendo Switch Lite.
  • Added a new section in User Settings for Play Activity Settings.
    • The options for “Display play activity to:” and “Delete Play Activity” have been moved from Friends Settings to the new Play Activity Settings.
  • Added new selections to the lineup of user profile icons.
    • Select from 6 new icons from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for your user.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.