Switch Firmware Version 18.0.1 Available Now

The update addresses wireless connectivity issues.

By Olivia Montalvo. Posted 05/13/2024 15:11 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nintendo has rolled out a new firmware update for the Nintendo Switch, bumping the system software to version 18.0.1.

The primary focus of this update is to address an issue where certain wireless access points were not detectable during the setup of a new wireless network connection. For users experiencing difficulties updating to version 18.0.1 due to this problem, Nintendo recommends temporarily changing the security settings of their wireless network to use only WPA2 (AES). This will allow them to connect wirelessly and download the system update.

Once the update is installed, users can then restore their network’s security settings to their previous configuration.

In addition to the wireless connectivity fix, the 18.0.1 update also includes the standard “general system stability improvements to enhance the user experience,” as is typical with most Nintendo Switch firmware releases.

The update is now available for download, and Nintendo Switch owners are encouraged to install it to ensure their consoles are running the latest and most stable version of the system software.

While the changes in this particular update may seem relatively minor, Nintendo’s commitment to providing regular firmware updates for the Switch demonstrates the company’s ongoing efforts to optimize the performance and user experience of its popular hybrid console.

Source: Nintendo of America Support Page

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