Console News 08 Apr 2021 9:10 AM +00:00

Nintendo Switch Firmware Update 10.0.0 Details

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Nintendo Switch has been a huge success since launching in March 2017, but firmware updates have been few and far between.

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Thankfully, today marks the arrival of version 10.0.0 – and it offers more than you might expect.

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Nintendo Switch Firmware v 10.0.0 – what's new?

Accessibility and convenience are the order of the day for the Switch's latest firmware update, as button re-mapping and additional storage flexibility finally arrive.

Players will now be able to remap buttons at a system level on both Joy-Cons and the official Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to make it easier to play games that require certain button combinations. You can save five configurations per controller, so you can switch between them depending on the game you're playing.

Another hugely helpful feature is the ability to move games and DLC to and from your internal storage or SD card. That means you'll no longer have to do the awkward juggle between the two – honestly, we're surprised this took three years to find its way to the console, but we'll take it.

You can also bookmark items in the 'News' section of the dashboard, up to three-hundred of them, so you can save items for later, and you'll also find a handful of new player icons from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to update your Nintendo Switch's firmware

Updating to version 10.0.0 is easy enough – when you log into your Switch, go to the settings menu and then the System tab to be able to select the option to update the system.

If that all sounds like too much hard work, you can also just jump onto the eShop on your device – you'll then be prompted to update.

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