Right in time for the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo has released a new system update for the Switch. This update brings your Switch’s OS to version 4.0.0, which adds a numerous amount of features.
First and foremost Video Capture has been implemented! Holding down the Capture button on your Joy-Cons will record the last thirty second of your gameplay. You’ll be able to trim the clips and share them on Facebook and Twitter. However, only specific games are compatible with this feature and as of the update, this includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2. We’re sure that Super Mario Odyssey will be supported once it launches later next week.
Secondly, the much requested user profile and save transfers have been implemented, though we’re not sure this is what people were asking for. Users now have the option of transferring their Nintendo account to another Switch device. This will transfer save data and eShop purchases to the target console.
Thirdly, you can now match software versions with a group of local users. What does this mean, exactly? Say you’ve brought your Switch over to a friend’s house to play some local co-op games, but your friend hasn’t updated their game’s version recently, but you have. This will create a version mismatch and you won’t be able to play locally. The software match option will allow you and group of other Switch users to play the most recent version out of the group.
That’s about it for large, noteworthy updates. Smaller thing include:
- New profile icons from Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Users can now pre-purchase and pre-load games on the eShop
- The News channel has received an updated look
You can read the full version of the patch notes on Nintendo’s website.