Only but a few days ago, Nintendo released a new firmware update for the Switch, bringing its firmware version up to 10.0.0. That update introduced dropped with no formal announcement, yet it added a dose of interesting features, such as native button mapping and (finally) allowing for game/DLC data transfers between the Switch’s internal memory and a microSD card. Now, Nintendo has pumped out yet another update for the Switch—version 10.0.1.
The speed of this additional update is rather strange. Perhaps Nintendo’s engineers noticed some oddities in the background of the Switch OS’ coding and needed to quickly patch it up. Whatever the true reason is, Nintendo has simply provided its typical, generic patch note for this new mini-update:
Ver. 10.0.1 (Released April 21, 2020)
General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.
It will only take a few seconds to update your Switch, so go ahead and do it if the system hasn’t already done it for you.
In other update-related news, some data miners found interesting lines of code in the last update that allegedly identify a new, unannounced Switch model. Is Nintendo cooking up a big surprise for 2021? Perhaps, something to help carry the Switch platform even stronger as it soon goes up against the next-gen systems? We shall see.