Nintendo Switch firmware update 6.0.0 detailed ahead of Online launch

Nintendo Switch firmware update 6.0.0 detailed ahead of Online launch

Nintendo Switch firmware update 6.0.0 detailed ahead of Online launch

The company is planning on speaking about upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Switch titles, so be prepared for some possible character reveals for Super Smash Bros.

The much anticipated online gaming service for the popular Nintendo Switch has a start date: September 18. Perhaps most immediately useful at launch, though, is its promise of allowing cloud saves for any games players have in progress. Today, Nintendo detailed the firmware update that's coming along with the Switch Online launch, and it's making some changes that Switch owners should definitely know about.

It'll be free for the first week but after that it'll cost £3.49 a month, £6.99 for three months, or £17.99 for a year. Apparently, these controllers will only be available to paying customers of Nintendo's online service. There are options for both individual and family memberships (up to 8 users).


That leaves only five days for you to make sure that your Switch profiles are linked to the proper account, or they'll be locked indefinitely.

The Nintendo Direct that was postponed last week will instead take place tomorrow, September 13, at 11pm BST, Nintendo said this morning.

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