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Video capture is also limited for now to four Nintendo games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (version 1.3 or newer), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1.3 or newer), Splatoon 2 (1.2 or newer) and Arms (3.1 or newer). Though there are some caveats.

After these conditions are met, Nintendo will add options for one, three, or five minutes through another firmware patch, which would work for all games with support, and accordingly will use more storage on the Switch.

First spotted on Reddit, users found that they were able to plug in wireless USB headsets like Sony's Gold Wireless headset for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

Lastly, albeit slightly lower key, Nintendo has added USB headphone support, enabling players to make use of a variety of headphones including wireless variants. Users must plug the USB connector into one of the ports on the Nintendo Switch dock. It's not a patch on the convenience that Bluetooth audio would provide for wireless headphones on the go, but opens the door for third party accessory makers to create a form fitting dongle or adapter.

With the latest update, players can now record the previous 30 seconds of their game, and even edit it and share via Facebook or Twitter. Nintendo hasn't fully confirmed this just yet, but we could see more features introduced as soon as next week, as Super Mario Odyssey has been confirmed for video capture.

Turns out Nintendo rolled out another pretty useful feature with Switch OS version 4.0.0 but curiously kept it a secret.

Saved data and user information on Switch consoles can now be easily transferred wirelessly. The most incredible features are connected to the ability to transfer data to a new system and video capture support.

  • Valerie Cook