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Nintendo Switch system update 18.0.0 is now available, and here are the full patch notes

Nintendo Switch system update 18.0.0 is now available, and here are the full patch notes

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Even though the Switch is up and running, Nintendo is still busy rolling out regular firmware updates. After a minor update at the end of last year, it's now been released in a big way Version 18.0.0 to update.

It's added in an additional auto-sleep option, Korean has been added as a supported language for parental controls and as usual includes some “general system stability improvements” to enhance the overall experience. Here are the official patch notes:

Release. 18.0.0 (released March 25, 2024)

  • Added “15 minutes” as an option for “Auto sleep when on TV” in sleep mode settings.
  • Korean has been added as a supported language for the “Nintendo Switch Parental Controls” introductory video.
    • When the console language is set to Korean, the video can be accessed from Settings > Parental Controls.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance user experience.

data miner'oatmealI've taken a look at what's going on behind the scenes in version 18.0.0, and it seems… The “Bad Words” list has been updated.. Here's what else was mentioned:

“[Nintendo Switch Firmware Update] 18.0.0 is out now. Almost all system components have been updated. This is normal for major updates, where the entire operating system is rebuilt with a newer SDK version.”

If we hear anything else, we'll let you know. This latest update follows version 17.0.1 which was released in December last year.