Nintendo Switch system update available now


The latest system version is 2.2.0.


A previous system update enabled features that let you:

  • Play games with your friends online*
  • Add players to your friend list.
  • Share screenshots from your Album to your Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Browse and shop for digital content on Nintendo eShop.
  • Keep up-to-date with new games, eShop discounts, and promotions via News.

For compatible TVs, it also added the ability to turn on your TV automatically when placing the Nintendo Switch console in the Nintendo Switch dock.


How to update your Nintendo Switch console

  1. If your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet, your console will download the update automatically.
  2. Once the download is complete, you’ll be asked if you’d like to install the update. Be sure to save any game progress before you continue.
  3. When you’re ready to install the update, choose “update” to install. Your console will restart to complete the update.

For the full list of updates, please visit support

* Online services require a Nintendo Account. Starting in fall 2017, some online services will also require a paid subscription. Paid online service availability may be limited based on location. Learn More