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Nintendo Switch Online rolled out, firmware 6.0.0 goes live

Nintendo has rolled out their Online service for the Nintendo Switch with firmware update 6.0.0
By: Jak Connor | Gaming News | Posted: Sep 19, 2018 10:00 am

Nintendo Switch users around the world will now have to update their handheld consoles are Nintendo has just rolled out their firmware update 6.0.0 to all systems. Nintendo Switch Online is now live.

 

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The highly anticipated online service has already begun to be rolled out across all Nintendo Switch systems. Nintendo has taken to their website to post an article addressing the now additional functionality that the update comes with. Some of the features include: Save Data Cloud Backup, new user icons, new Nintendo account features, compatibility improvements and more.

 

For those that missed the recent announcements with Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo will also be bringing NES games to the Nintendo Switch. Players will have access to 20 NES Classic games that now feature online play with friends and also 2 player local co-op. If you want to check out the full breakdown of Nintendo Switch Online and the coming NES titles to the Switch, visit my article here. If you are interested in the full changes of firmware update 6.0.0 check out the official Nintendo website post here.

 

In other news about Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo has decided to lock away the NES controllers to only NES Classic games, visit that story here.

 

I have provided the full change history of the past firmware updates below:

 

Improvements Included in Version 6.0.0 (Distributed 9/18/2018)

 

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

 

Information on Previous Versions:

 

Improvements Included in Version 5.1.0 (Distributed 5/30/2018)

 

  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience

 

Improvements Included in Version 5.0.2 (Distributed 4/16/2018)

 

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

 

  • Resolved an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly when playing games that use the feature
  • Resolved an issue that caused user icons for recommended friends to not display correctly

 

Improvements Included in Version 5.0.1 (Distributed 3/26/2018)

 

  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience

 

Improvements Included in Version 5.0.0 (Distributed 3/12/2018)

 

Added the following system functionality

 

  • Facebook and Twitter friends that also use Nintendo Switch can now be added through Friend Suggestions
  • Friend suggestions are based on the Facebook and Twitter accounts you have linked to your Nintendo Account
  • To view your friend suggestions, from the top left of the HOME Menu head to your User Page > Friend Suggestions
  • You must be 13 or older to use this feature
  • Select from 24 new ARMS and the Kirby series icons for your user
  • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
  • Digital software purchases made from a PC or smart device will start downloading sooner than previously, even if the Nintendo Switch console is in Sleep Mode
  • Filter News to view only unread news or news from specific channels
  • To keep the Parental Controls PIN private, the default method for PIN entry has been changed to entering using the Control Stick and buttons instead of the on-screen number pad
  • When prompted to enter you Parental Controls PIN, press and hold the + Button to change between input methods
  • Captured videos in the Album will be restricted by Parental Controls depending on the Restricted Software setting and Software Rating Organization
  • Using the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, add specific software titles to your whitelist to exclude them from the console's Parental Controls Restricted Software setting
  • Play-Time Limit restrictions will still apply even when the software title has been whitelisted.
  • Receive notification when pre-purchased software is ready to play
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller grip colors will now display in the Controllers menu

 

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

 

  • Resolved an issue that caused Play Activity to display incorrectly in the Profile section of your User Page

 

Improvements Included in Version 4.1.0 (Distributed 12/4/2017)

 

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

 

  • Resolved an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly when playing games that use the feature

 

Improvements Included in Version 4.0.1 (Distributed 10/25/2017)

 

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

 

  • Changed the HDMI connection process specification to match that of version 3.0.2 to address video and sound output issues with some TV models.

 

Improvements Included in Version 4.0.0 (Distributed 10/18/2017)

Added the following system functionality

 

  • Capture video on select games
  • To capture video, hold down the Capture Button during gameplay
  • Up to a maximum of the previous 30 seconds will be saved in the Album. You can trim the beginning and end of each clip, and post to Facebook and Twitter.
  • As of October 18th, 2017, this feature is compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2
  • Select from 12 new Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild icons for your user
  • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
  • Transfer user and save data to another system
  • To transfer, head to System Settings > Users > Transfer Your User and Save Data
  • Pre-purchase option on Nintendo eShop
  • A pre-purchase option will be available for certain games. This option allows pre-load of the game to your system for quicker play when the game is released.
  • This feature will be supported by future game releases
  • News channel updates
  • The news feed has been updated with a new look.
  • Unfollowing a channel will remove that channel's content from the news feed and following the channel again will make it reappear.
  • Match software version with a group of local users
  • To create a group, head to the software's Options > Software Update > Match Version with Local Users
  • Everyone's software will be updated to match the most recent version in the group
  • All users must be on system menu version 4.0.0 or later to view and join a group

 

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

 

  • Changed the specification which hid wireless networks using TKIP security from the network search results. Wireless networks using TKIP security will now display in search results as a grayed-out selection instead of not being displayed
  • The Nintendo Switch console supports WEP, WPA-PSK(AES), and WPA2-PSK(AES). If your router is using a different security type (e.g. WPA-PSK(TKIP)), you will need to change this security type within your router's settings.

NEWS SOURCES:En-americas-support.nintendo.com, En-americas-support.nintendo.com

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