Nintendo released a new firmware update for the Nintendo Switch on October 10, 2023, bringing the console to version 17.0.0. As usual, the patch notes are relatively brief, but there are a few things worth noting.
General system stability improvements
The most general patch note is that the update includes “general system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.” This means that Nintendo has fixed a number of bugs and glitches that were causing the Switch to crash or behave unexpectedly.
Bad words list updates
According to dataminers, the update also includes changes to the “bad words” lists across multiple languages. This means that Nintendo has added new words to the list of words that are blocked from appearing in online chats and other user-generated content.
It’s possible that the update also includes other undocumented changes, such as performance improvements or new features. However, Nintendo has not provided any further information.
What does this mean for you?
If you own a Nintendo Switch, it’s recommended that you download and install the latest firmware update as soon as possible. This will ensure that you’re using the most stable and secure version of the system.
Here are some tips on how to download and install the latest Nintendo Switch firmware update:
- Make sure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet.
- Go to System Settings > System > System Update.
- Select Download Update.
- Once the update has downloaded, select Install Update.
- Your Nintendo Switch will restart and install the update.
Once the update is installed, you should be able to enjoy your Nintendo Switch without any problems. However, if you do encounter any issues, be sure to contact Nintendo customer support for assistance.