New Nintendo Switch 12.0.2 Update Now Live

Version 12.0.2 of the Nintendo Switch system update is now available, bringing performance improvements, slight bug fixes, and more to the platform. The last firmware update for the hybrid console was released in mid-April, and it, too, added compatibility enhancements to “enhance the user’s experience.” The latest updates are equally minor, but they do address a few other notable features.

The Nintendo Switch’s system upgrade, Version 12.0.2, is now available for download. The basic line that graces virtually every patch note added to small changes appears in the changelog on the official Nintendo Support page: “General device reliability enhancements to maximize the user’s experience.” Dataminer OatmealDome, on the other hand, revealed a little more about what’s underneath Version 12.0.2’s results. Changes have also been documented to core device modules, the Bluetooth engine, and the program manager.

The Bluetooth driver update is perhaps the most intriguing, as it lends credence to reports that Bluetooth audio support for the Nintendo Switch is on the way. However, at the time of writing, the computer does not have such a capability.

Like the vast majority of modern hardware, Nintendo Switch has undergone hundreds upon dozens of firmware patches during its lifetime. The first went live on March 1, 2017, the same day the console was released. Since then, the updates also included everything from bug fixes to extra language support, as well as “general device compatibility” and preorders on the Nintendo eShop.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When heโ€™s not working, heโ€™s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.


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