First spotted over the weekend in the Parental Controls app update notes, many speculated that a version 5.0.0 update for the Switch would be released soon. We didn’t have to wait too long — Nintendo released it today!

For those hoping that big changes would be coming to the console, especially after celebrating its first birthday, you may be disappointed.

What is here, though, are fixes to the time in the Play Activity feature, new icons, implementation of Facebook and Twitter in Friend Suggestions, updated Parental Controls, and more.

For the full patch notes, you can check them out below:

 

Improvements Included in Version 5.0.0 (Distributed 03/12/2018)
Added the following system functionality

  • Facebook and Twitter friends that also use Nintendo Switch can now be added through Friend Suggestions
    • Friend suggestions are based on the Facebook and Twitter accounts you have linked to your Nintendo Account
    • To view your friend suggestions, from the top left of the HOME Menu head to your User Page > Friend Suggestions
    • You must be 13 or older to use this feature
  • Select from 24 new ARMS and the Kirby series icons for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
  • 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
  • Filter News to view only unread news or news from specific channels
  • 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
    • When prompted to enter you Parental Controls PIN, press and hold the + Button to change between input methods
  • Captured videos in the Album will be restricted by Parental Controls depending on the Restricted Software setting and Software Rating Organization
  • 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
    • Play-Time Limit restrictions will still apply even when the software title has been whitelisted.
  • Receive notification when pre-purchased software is ready to play
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller grip colors will now display in the Controllers menu

 

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:

  • Resolved an issue that caused Play Activity to display incorrectly in the Profile section of your User Page
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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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  1. Icystorm9 says:

    Does the GameCube to Wii U controller adapter still work?

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