New Nintendo Switch Update Live, Patch Notes Released

New Nintendo Switch Update Live, Patch Notes Released

A new update has now been released for the Nintendo Switch console, which brings the system software to version 14.1.0. The update comes just a few weeks after the major 14.0.0 update was released, and it’s significantly smaller in comparison. However, the latest version does add a nice new feature that some Switch fans should be happy about! After the system update, users will be able to set up notifications related to Platinum Rewards points so that they know whether they have been claimed or not. Full patch notes from Nintendo’s official website can be found below:

Ver 14.1.0 (released April 4, 2022)

“Platinum Point Notification Settings” has been added under Notifications in System Settings.

  • Unclaimed Platinum Points earned by completing Nintendo Switch Online missions on your Nintendo Switch system will generate notifications.
  • Set these notifications to FROM hides the notification sent when there are unclaimed platinum points.

For those unfamiliar with Platinum Points, they can be redeemed through the My Nintendo program. The program offers digital rewards such as wallpaper for your computer or phone, as well as in-game rewards for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp† However, Platinum Points can also be used to get exclusive physical rewards from Nintendo’s online store. Last month, the company released a handful of new keychains based on the box art for classic N64 games, and there have been some other fun options in the past. In theory, today’s update should make it easier for Switch users to know how to earn more of these points and what tasks they’ve completed to earn them. If it works as advertised, this could be a solid new addition for users!

Readers interested in viewing the physical rewards currently being offered in exchange for My Nintendo Platinum points can find out more here.

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