Nintendo Switch System Update 4.0.0 adds video capture, save data transfer, preloading, and more

Big update

by on October 19, 2017
 

Nintendo just released firmware 4.0.0 for the Nintendo Switch.

This update allows for a variety of new features like video capture, save data trasnfer, new user icons, and more. Check out the major features of the release below:

Added the following system functionality

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 > Profile

Transfer user and save data to another system
To transfer, head to System Settings > Users > 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 Options > 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

Here’s how video capture works:

Save transfer details are available here.

Full update notes are available here.

The update is available now for Nintendo Switch.

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