Nintendo Switch 8.0.0 Update: Feature-Laden Patch Now Available

The handheld's version 8.0.0 brings new functionality and other quality-of-life changes.
The version 8.0.0 update for the Switch brings a ton of new features.
The version 8.0.0 update for the Switch brings a ton of new features. Nintendo

The newest update for the Nintendo Switch is here, and it is expansive.

This update is the first one in a long time that is not solely focused on stability improvement and instead adds new functionality. There are also updates for the Joy-Cons, which is good news as well.

The full patch notes for version 8.0.0 can be found below. Original posting can be found here.

Added the following system functionality:

A Sort Software feature is available after selecting to view All Software from the HOME Menu

  • Software can be sorted by time last played, total play time, software title, and software publisher
  • The All Software option displays when there are 13 or more software icons on the HOME Menu

A View All Available News option is available within News, allowing you to view all news items currently being distributed

  • Go to News > Channel List > View More

Select from 15 new icons from the Splatoon™ 2 and Yoshi’s Crafted World™ games for your user

  • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the HOME Menu > Profile

A feature to Transfer Your Save Data is now available, allowing you to transfer your save data for individual games between your Nintendo Switch systems

  • Go to System Settings > Data Management > Transfer Your Save Data
  • Save data will not remain on your source system after the transfer process completes

A Zoom feature can be enabled from within System Settings

  • Go to System Settings > System to turn Zoom ON
  • Once enabled, you can use the Zoom feature by pressing the HOME Button twice

An option is available to prevent the system from waking from Sleep Mode when an AC adapter is disconnected

  • Go to System Settings > Sleep Mode > Wake When AC Adapter is Disconnected
  • This also applies when undocking your console

A VR Mode (3D Visuals) restriction is available within Parental Controls

  • This will also be available in the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app through a later update
  • Go to System Settings > Parental Controls
  • These settings can also be changed from within Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit

Hong Kong / Taiwan / South Korea is available for selection in Region

  • Go to System Settings > System > Region

The following names have been changed (functionality remains the same)

  • Save Data Cloud Backup > Save Data Cloud
  • Transfer Your User and Save Data > Transfer Your User Data

General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.

  • An update for the Joy-Con controllers has also been released

So what do you think? Are you excited to see any of the additions in the Nintendo Switch 8.0.0 patch? What would you like to see in a future update? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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