Another Nintendo Switch update has arrived, bringing the system software to version 14.1.1. However, don’t get too excited as the changes are minimal at best.
Nintendo’s official support page says this latest update includes “general system stability improvements to further enhance the user experience,” but no further details are shared. These kinds of updates are mysterious, as they are important enough that Nintendo pushes them, but rarely shares exactly what has been fixed.
According to Nintendo data miner OatsDome (thanks, Nintendo Life), however, we may have a little more information about the changes in the new Switch update. Apparently the console “swear word list” was updated to include “sendnudes” and some words were blocked in all languages, as well as some phrases in Japanese.
The console’s internal browser has also been updated according to OatmealDome, but it’s unclear what changed.
[Nintendo Switch Firmware Update]Version 14.1.1 updated the swear word list to add the following: – “sendnudes” for all languages - various death-related phrases in katakana (starting with シンデ〜) for JapaneseApril 19, 2022
The new Switch update comes shortly after version 14.1.0, which added a new Platinum Points notification setting so users don’t miss out on unclaimed points. Platinum Points can be used to purchase avatars for your Nintendo Switch and various souvenirs in My Nintendo. You can pick up things like an Earthbound Beginning notebook, Triangle Strategy pins, or N64 posters.
A more substantial Switch update arrived in March, adding a feature Switch owners had waited five years to see. Folders, or groups as Nintendo calls them, allow you to organize your software into easily accessible folders. The feature was available on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and it’s something Switch owners have been asking for since the console’s launch.
The new Nintendo Switch update should be available to all owners now, but if you’re not prompted to install it, head to System Settings > System and select ‘System Update’ to start the process manually. Make sure you have saved the last game you are playing, as the system update will close all software and restart the console.
Stable as a kitchen table.
Nintendo has released a number of system updates in recent months, improving the overall user experience and ironing out bugs that may have affected a select portion of users in the process. It’s encouraging that Nintendo is still finding ways to improve its hybrid console five years later, though there are a few features we’d like to see.
Chief among them is more themes. The Switch launched with two themes: Basic Black and Basic White, and many believed we’d see more custom offerings in the future, similar to what was available on the Nintendo 3DS. Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened, but that doesn’t mean we should rule it out entirely. After all, it took five years for Nintendo to add folders, and Bluetooth support for headphones – something you’d think would have been a given – only came in 2021.