After some leaks that indicated the arrival of a new system update for Nintendo Switch, the company started the week making the news official and from now on Switch users can already download the latest firmware version on their hybrid console.
Through a statement on the official site of Nintendo of America and a notice on its official Twitter account, the Japanese company reported recently that it had launched the new system update for Switch, which converts the console system in version 5.0 .0.
Within the content included with the new version of the firmware, there are new icons, implementations for social networks and improvements in the parental control system.
Here is the list of improvements for version 5.0.0:
1. Facebook and Twitter friends that also use Nintendo Switch can now be added through Friend Suggestions
2. 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
3. Captured videos in the Album will be restricted by Parental Controls depending on the Restricted Software setting and Software Rating Organization
4. 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
5. Select from 24 new ARMS and the Kirby series icons for your user
6. 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
7. Receive notification when pre-purchased software is ready to play
8. Filter News to view only unread news or news from specific channels
9. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller grip colors will now display in the Controllers menu
System Update Version 5.0.0 for #NintendoSwitch is available now. This update includes friend recommendations from select social media platforms, additional user icons and more! For the full list of changes and features please visit: https://t.co/aWUe95EWQh pic.twitter.com/854rBJICFw
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 13, 2018