Newest Nintendo Switch Update Allows Video Capture, Save Transfer and More

Newest Nintendo Switch Update Allows Video Capture, Save Transfer and More

Last night, Nintendo released the 4.00 Firmware for the Nintendo Switch, and with it comes some welcome additions to the ever popular system. The biggest news may be the fact that you can now use video capture right from the system, which before now has only been limited to screenshots. This video capture function is only available on select games at the moment, and we are still unclear exactly what the limitations are, as in if they are more linked to the type of game of simply publisher/Nintendo restrictions.

The games supported at the launch of Firmware 4.00 for video capture are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2. To use this new feature, all you have to do is hold down the capture button. Once doing so, the last 30 seconds of gameplay will be available and you will be able to edit and post those clips to Facebook and/or Twitter.

Another feature arriving with this update is the ability to transfer user profiles and games saves to another Nintendo Switch system. While this isn’t as great of news as if Cloud Saving were here in which your data can be protected if your system is lost or broken, this should hopefully be a good sign that Nintendo is working on bringing these features to the system which many other platforms already offer.

Lastly, version 4.00 also brings new profile images from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, the ability to pre-order games for the eShop, and the usual stability fixes.

Are you excited for these features? It will be great to be able to easily share clips from Super Mario Odyssey which releases NEXT WEEK (!). What other features were you hoping for or are wishing that Nintendo would implement? Let us know below and stay tuned for all things Nintendo Switch!

Adam has been writing about and playing video games for as long as he can remember. He is an aficionado of all things Chipotle, Disney, and Hibachi related and is the founder of Extra Life Columbus. He truly believes there is nothing better than playing games and healing kids! His favorite games include Final Fantasy VII, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mass Effect 2, and Super Mario World.

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