Nintendo Switch Version 4.0 Allows Game Capture And Save Transfers

Gamers can capture up to 30 seconds for the Switch now.
Gamers can capture up to 30 seconds for the Switch now. Nintendo

The latest update for the Nintendo Switch console gives fans a bit of what was lacking from the launch of the hybrid system, including transferring saves and user information between consoles and game capture.

While the Nintendo Switch version 4.0 update brings some welcome new features, it’s still not on par with what other systems can already do. But with Nintendo, it’s usually baby steps.

The biggest feature here is that gamers can now transfer all of their save and user information from one Switch to another if, for some reason, they have to replace their console.

Game capture on the Nintendo Switch only allows for 30 seconds and only for certain games like Zelda, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS and Splatoon 2. Expect to see other games like Super Mario Odyssey to join the list of titles with game capture capabilities in the future.

Check out this clip of Nintendo explaining how to capture game footage on the Switch.

Here are the patch notes for the Nintendo Switch version 4.0 update. Let us know what you think of the large update in the comments section below.

  • Capture video on select games
    • To capture video, hold down the Capture Button during gameplay
    • Up to a maximum of the previous 30 seconds will be saved in the Album. You can trim the beginning and end of each clip, and post to Facebook and Twitter.
    • As of October 18th, 2017, this feature is compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2
  • Select from 12 new Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild icons for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
  • Transfer user and save data to another system
  • Pre-purchase option on Nintendo eShop
    • A pre-purchase option will be available for certain games. This option allows pre-load of the game to your system for quicker play when the game is released.
    • This feature will be supported by future game releases
  • News channel updates
    • The news feed has been updated with a new look.
    • Unfollowing a channel will remove that channel's content from the news feed and following the channel again will make it reappear.
  • Match software version with a group of local users
    • To create a group, head to the software's Options > Software Update > Match Version with Local Users
    • Everyone's software will be updated to match the most recent version in the group
    • All users must be on system menu version 4.0.0 or later to view and join a group

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

  • Changed the specification which hid wireless networks using TKIP security from the network search results. Wireless networks using TKIP security will now display in search results as a grayed-out selection instead of not being displayed
    • The Nintendo Switch console supports WEP, WPA-PSK(AES), and WPA2-PSK(AES). If your router is using a different security type (e.g. WPA-PSK(TKIP)), you will need to change this security type within your router's settings .
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