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Switch updated to OS 4.0.0

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Nintendo released Switch OS 4.0 yesterday and aside from the standard bug fixes and stability improvements, it includes some features users were asking for. New features include:

  • Video capture for select games
  • New profile icons featuring characters from the Super Mario Odyssey™ game and The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild game
  • Transfer user profiles and save data to another system
  • Pre-purchase option is available for certain games on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch

Also included is an update for the Joy-con controllers. If your joycons are connected (wirelessly, do not need to be physically connected) to your Switch when you update the Switch itself, they too will be updated. If they did not update for some reason you can go to system settings then controllers and sensors, then update controllers. Nintendo hasn't said what was changed with the joycon firmware update but educated guesses include stability improvements and reduction in power consumption. Further information about the Switch OS update can be found below.





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 >


Transfer user and save data to another system

To transfer, head to
System Settings
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
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
, and
. 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.

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I love this update! Vids are awesome!





Now where's my Toad profile icon?



we need a toad profile icon for switch

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