Nintendo Switch System Update 18.0.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes


The first update of 2024 has arrived

Although the Switch is getting on, Nintendo is still busy rolling out regular firmware updates. Following a minor update at the end of last year, it's now released the big Version 18.0.0 update.

It's added in an extra auto-sleep option, added Korean as a supported language for parental controls and as usual includes some "general system stability improvements" to enhance the overall experience. Here are the official patch notes:

Ver. 18.0.0 (Released March 25, 2024)

  • Added “15 Minutes” as an option for “Auto-sleep when playing on TV” in Sleep Mode Settings.
  • Added Korean as a supported language for “Nintendo Switch Parental Controls” introductory video.
    • When the console language is set to Korean, the video can be accessed from Settings > Parental Controls.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.

Dataminer 'OatmealDome' has taken a look at what's going on behind the scenes in Version 18.0.0, and it seems the "bad words" list has been updated. Here's what else was mentioned:

"[Nintendo Switch Firmware Update] 18.0.0 is now out. Pretty much every system component was updated. This is normal for major updates, as the entire OS is rebuilt with a newer SDK version."

If we hear anything else, we'll let you know. This latest update follows on from Version 17.0.1 which was released in December last year.


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