Nintendo Switch 7.0 Update: New Icons and Languages Added

Nintendo rolled out a new update for the Switch last night that brings new icons and language support for the hybrid console.

Version 7.0 doesn't bring too much outside of the new language support and icons, but if you don't speak the current languages available on Nintendo Switch three new options were added including Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese.

There are also five new icons from the recently released Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe including: The power moon, Toadette, Super Crown, Peachette, and Nabbit.

new super mario bros u deluxe box art

If your Nintendo Switch hasn't updated automatically, be sure to open the system settings and check for update to begin downloading version 7.0. Here are the short but complete patch notes for Nintendo Switch version 7.0:

  • Select from six new New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxeicons for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page > Profile on the top left of the HOME menu
  • Added additional language support to the HOME Menu for Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese
    • To change the language, head to the System Settings > System > Language
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience

Of course, some routine console stability upgrades were also added with this new update but if you were expecting some major changes you will be disappointed.

The last Nintendo Switch update, version 6.2, was distributed on November 19 and only added general system stability. However, version 6.0 back in September offered a lot more additions.

Cloud saves were added in 6.0, which allows players to backup their individual game data into the Nintendo Online Cloud. A Nintendo Online subscription is necessary to access the cloud, but this was a great step for Switch owners to make sure they never lost their data if the console went missing or was damaged.

What do you think of the latest Nintendo Switch update? What future update do you hope is added? Let us know in the comments section below.