Switch Update Adds Video Capture

Nichole Vega
October 20, 2017

It's also added the ability to save and share video clips from certain games, which could help raise the hype factor around high-profile releases. Previously, you could only take screenshots. First, it can only record a maximum of the previous 30 seconds of gameplay. Sending a broken Switch in to Nintendo is like rolling the dice with the countless hours you've put in to a game like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Mic functionality is still up in the air, so don't expect this update to be a replacement for the Nintendo Switch voice app just yet however. It's time to grab that Switch, make some GIFs and fulfil your Nintendo memeing potential.

However, the caveat is that all the data will be deleted on the source console so it works like moving data on DS systems.

But, for video capture at least, there's a catch: it now only works with four Nintendo-developed games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (version 1.3 onwards), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1.3 onwards), Splatoon 2 (1.2 onwards) and Arms (3.1 onwards).

The second interesting feature of transferring user profiles and saving data to a new console is very helpful to satisfy users. There are a handful from "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild", but the best ones are from the upcoming "Super Mario Odyssey".

The Nintendo Switch is available now. Other consoles (and, of course, PCs) can stream games in their entirety.

For a full list of the changes, check here for the patch notes issued by Nintendo. Once you download the update it will reboot your system and then you can enjoy all the benefits that 4.0.0 has to offer.

Select System Update to start the process. Just attach your Joy-Cons to the Switch unit and head over to the Controller section of the System Settings menu.

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