Ver. 10.0.0 (Distributed April 13, 2020) of Nintendo Switch’s firmware is now available for download.
The latest update adds the ability for you to transfer any of your downloaded games directly from the systems onboard memory to your SD card, or vice-versa, allowing you to free up some essential storage.
Other changes in the update allow you to change your Avatar on your User’s Profile from a new selection of Animal Crossing – New Horizon icons, and the ability to remap your switch’s buttons. For example swapping ZL > L, possibly making some games such as Mortal Kombat a bit easier.
Custom configurations can be saved as favorites in System Settings > Controllers and Sensors.
Custom configurations are stored on the Nintendo Switch system.
Configurations can be customized for the following controllers: Joy-Con (L), Joy-Con (R), Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
Button configurations can also be customized on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.
This feature is not available for other controllers.
On each system, up to five favorite custom configurations can be saved for Joy-Con (L), five for Joy-Con (R), five for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Five configurations can also be saved as favorites for Nintendo Switch Lite.
A second screen switch?
More interestingly than all of this is that the firmware adds preliminary support for a new hardware model called “nx-abcd”. Within the DRAM profiles in the firmware – 3 out of 5 of these are for “nx-abcd” and it seems this has TWO displays.
Nintendo have commented publically stating they have “no plans” to release a new model of switch this year. But hey, have they ever lied about a release?.. (Yes… Every SINGLE time they’ve lied to us)
Some lesser important features in the update
- A bookmark feature to ‘News’ – Limited to 300 bookmarks.
- A new section in User Settings for ‘Play Activity’
- General system stability improvements.
Performing the update
In most situations your Switch will automatically update. But if you are unsure, or wish to update… You can verify your current menu version and manually start the update by navigating to System Settings and clicking on “System Update”. Your current version will be displayed beneath this.