Here’s Everything New in Nintendo Switch’s 3.0 Software Update

Nintendo is wasting little time after E3 this year, pushing out a major software version for its hybrid Switch just days after the show’s conclusion. You should be able to grab the update for yourself later today, but if you’re looking for specifics on what exactly it adds, read on.

Most notable are friend suggestions; now, friends from your past gaming lives on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will appear as top suggestions, somewhat alleviating the confusion (or blissful ignorance) on how best to replicate your old friends lists. You’ll also now be notified when friends come online, and can tweak the system’s notoriously low maximum headphone volume to your liking.

The full list of Switch 3.0 additions is as follows:

  • Register a channel to receive News for specific games
  • Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists
  • Receive notifications when your Friends go online
  • Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature
  • Change the user icon order on the Home Menu
  • Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon
  • Change the system volume from the Quick Settings
  • Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack
  • Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale
  • Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable (disables NFC touchpoint)
  • Update connected controllers
  • Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software
  • Resolved an issue that caused game software updates to fail and prevented the software from starting
  • Improvements to prevent unintended HDMI input change with certain TVs while the console is docked in Sleep Mode

Source: EuroGamer