Nintendo Switch gets the biggest every update since its launch and for almost every Switch owner, there is something new to look forward to.
The manufacturer and software team has worked hard for months to ensure they have provided all the essential features that gamers except of this new hybrid console. Titled as update 4.0.0, the newest update now allows player to capture game play and share it. They can also choose to transfer save data to a new system and no longer have to play Legend of Zelda all over again from the start.
While complete gameplay streaming or saving is still not possible on the Nintendo Switch, you can choose to capture about 30 seconds of an action-packed event on screen and save it to your album. Once the amazing event has occurred, hold down the Capture button and about 30 seconds from the previous gameplay will automatically be saved.
Players can choose to share it on Facebook or Twitter. There is also an option to edit the video before you share it with your gaming group. Being a new feature, it is supported only in all first party titles including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Arms and Splatoon 2.
Nintendo adds that many more games will be added to this list and in order to do so, they should work with third party developers. All first party titles will eventually support 30 seconds of video capture once the latest update is individually applied to each game. The update suggests it will work on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 1.3.0 but the game is still in 1.2.1 version and an update is expected to be rolled out soon.
Players can also transfer save data and user profiles to another Nintendo Switch console. The full instructions on how to do it is available on the official Nintendo website but it is to be noted that once you transfer, all existing data on the current console will be permanently deleted and there is no way to retrieve it back.
Users now have more customization options with new icons for Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild. Some games are expected to support pre-loading before its launch and a new user interface has been rolled out for the News Feed. Besides, the Switch console will also update the game to the latest version automatically for all user profiles in the same system.