Video Capture Comes To Switch

A new firmware update for the Switch brings a ton of new features!

Video Capture Comes To Switch
The Nintendo Switch's firmware has been updated to version 4.0.0., bringing tons of new features for fans of the hybrid console.  The biggest of these additions is the ability to capture gameplay footage.  By holding the Capture Button down until seeing an on-screen notification users can save their last 30 seconds of gameplay.  From there the clip can be trimmed and posted to social media.  Currently this feature only works for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2.  The update also brings twelve new user icons including the four Breath of the Wild champions and characters from the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey.  Other features the update includes are listed below, check them out and let us know what you think!  

  • 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

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