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Nintendo Switch System Update 5.0.0 Out Now, Read the Patch Notes Here

Nintendo Switch System Update 5.0.0 Out Now, Read the Patch Notes Here - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 March 2018 / 2,674 Views

Nintendo has released the system software update 5.0.0 for the Nintendo Switch.

Read the patch notes here:

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

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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AlfredoTurkey (on 13 March 2018)

There is only one feature within all that for which matters to me. News filtering. I've been scratching my head over the lack of that since launch.

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Masked_Muchaco (on 13 March 2018)

There's still many things that need to be added, but fortunately the Switch still have many years left.

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siebensus4 (on 13 March 2018)

Still no browser... c'mon. How much more do I have to look a direct on PS4??

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Kristof81 (on 13 March 2018)

So no changes to the dreadful eshop layout?

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