Nintendo Switch 6.0 Update Brings Switch Online features, Joy-Con Update And More

The most awaited Nintendo Switch update has arrived bringing the long-awaited features of Nintendo Switch Online service along with new functions. Latest update 6.0 is out now for Nintendo Switch devices and after you update, you will be required to buy a new membership before playing most of the games online.

This firmware weighs in at 300 MB but brings a lot of new changes including an update for Joy-Con controllers and stability improvements to the system.

Nintendo Switch Online service will be now required to allow you to play games online once again but that’s not all as it also marks the arrival of “Cloud Saves” which will allow you to save games online but for a selected number of games which support the new feature.

Cloud Saves will also work for a selected few NES games which have been upgraded for a new experience on Switch. If you can’t wait, you can buy Nintendo Switch Online membership from eShop or Nintendo’s website and if you want to just try it out then there’s a 7-day free trial available for you.

The latest 6.0 update also brings an exciting new way allowing you to game share with your friends and family by linking your main account as a primary console. Afterwards, you can link your account to any other system as a non-primary system.

The non-primary system then will be able to access all of your games but you will need to be connected to the internet always to play these games but only one player can play through one account at a time.

Other than that this update brings smaller changes like the ability to upload four screenshots in a single go for your social media which was limited to just one before. The new update also brings different changes to USB keyboard layouts. Last but not least, there’s also a new update available for Joy-Con controllers.

It doesn’t matter if you play Fortnite because you will not need Nintendo Switch Online to play it which was confirmed by Nintendo in its Online FAQ Sessions for Switch Online though there’s no information regarding any other games joining that list yet.

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