Nintendo Switch firmware v7.0.0 released

New profile icons, additional language packs, and "general system stability improvements".
Nintendo Switch console

Firmware version 7.0.0 is now available for Nintendo Switch owners to download globally. For a major release, the update seems a little sparse on features. Aside from some new user icons from New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Nintendo only highlighted additional language support and “general system stability improvements”.

The full release notes for Nintendo Switch Firmware v7.0.0 from Nintendo’s Change History are below:

  • Select from six new New Super Mario Bros.™ U Deluxe icons 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

The last major release for the Switch was v6.0.0 in September 2018, which added support for the paid Nintendo Switch Online service and game sharing.

As always, notifications regarding the update will be sent out automatically. However, if you’re keen to get your hands on that new Peachette or Nabbit icon you can always manually check for updates. Open up the System Settings and head to System > System Update to force a check for the latest firmware.