Just a few weeks after the rollout of firmware version 6.0, Nintendo has just released yet another system update for the Switch. This new firmware update brings its OS up to version 6.0.1. Why the quick turnaround, though? It turns out that this update has actually been released to address a few important bug fixes.

As for the first bug fix, some users encountered an issue where their download and upload speed results from the Switch’s network test feature would be incorrect. The update has corrected the functionality, so now the results should be accurate.

The second bug fix that this update address is that the motion controls of certain “licensed controllers” were not operating correctly. Now that this update is live, the issue has been addressed. Nintendo did not mention what specific controllers that this problem was found in.

Here are the full patch notes:

Improvements Included in Version 6.0.1 (Distributed 10/08/2018)

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:

  • Resolved an issue where internet connection test does not display correct results for download and upload speed
  • Resolved an issue where some licensed controllers’ motion controls such as tilt function respond incorrectly

One can say that it’s typically entertainingly ironic (albeit still very annoying) when updates end up creating issues, when their specific purpose is to apply fixes, in addition to occasionally supplying new functionality. That said, hopefully, this “hotfix” of a system update does not end up creating new issues of its own.

Nintendo’s last system update for the Switch, version 6.0, brought in with it more than a few bugs. Its proper contents consisted off added functionality mostly related to Switch Online, Nintendo’s new subscription-based network service. This new functionality includes more games supporting the Switch Online companion app on mobile devices, cloud backups for game save data, and ‘Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online’ which is a collection of select NES titles given to Switch Online subscribers for free. The 6.0 firmware update also had a secret new feature that turned out to be a very big deal, digital game-sharing with multiple Switch consoles.

A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.


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