Switch Firmware V6.1 Released minor update provides stability plus joycon update


Nintendo has released an update for both the main Switch hardware, as well as an update for the Joycons. This is a minor update with no visual changes to the systems UI. Below are the known changes.

  • General system stability improvements
  • Resolved an issue where certain games didn’t recognize a Nintendo Switch Online membership for a short time after purchase

The changes in the Joycon firmware update is unknown to us at the time of publishing. We will update this story as we find out more.

How to Update Console Firmware

    1. Select the “System Settings” on the HOME Menu.
    2. Scroll down through the System Settings menu and select “System.”
    3. Select “System Update,” to start the system update process.

During the process, the system will first perform a check to determine if a new system update is available.
If an update is available, the download process will begin automatically.

How to update the Joycon firmware

  1. Select the “System Settings” on the HOME Menu.
  2. Scroll down through System Settings menu and select “Controllers and Sensors”
  3. Select “Update Controllers,” to start the Joycon controller update process.

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Raymond Turner

I grew up on the Atari, Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. I started my love affair with gaming with Mario, as most kids do, and continued it with Dragon Warrior(Dragon Quest for those who don't know history). Some of my favorite games growing up were the simplest, with Adventure for the Atari 2600 being one of the games I had the most fun with. Still to this day I enjoy that game, and those duck looking dragons. Today I play a variety of games when my mind will let me, which comes in spurts. Right now I am playing a bit of Minecraft.

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