Nintendo Switch System Update 3.0.0 Full Patch Notes

The Nintendo Switch got a new system update, version 3.0.0. The full patch notes reveal a bunch of new features and commands, as well as general system stability improvements. Included is adding friends from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, notifications when your friends come online, registering a News channel for specific games, and much more.

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Nintendo Switch System Update 3.0.0 Full Patch Notes
Nintendo Switch System Update 3.0.0 Full Patch Notes

Nintendo has released system update 3.0.0 for the Switch, announced on the official website. The patch brings many different new features and some improvements to system stability. The update should download automatically. In case it doesn’t, you can jump-start it manually. Head over to Settings, then System, and choose System Updates. In case that doesn’t work either, you should restart your console and try again. We’ve listed the full patch notes below.

Added the following system functionality

  • Register a channel to receive News for specific games
  • Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists
  • Receive notifications when your Friends go online
  • Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature
  • Change the user icon order on the Home Menu
  • Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon
  • Change the system volume from the Quick Settings
  • Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack
  • Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale
  • 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
  • Update connected controllers
  • Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software

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

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