Earlier this week, Nintendo released firmware version 3.0 for the Nintendo Switch. Multiple new functionalities and tweaks are included in the update, such as making it easy to add users from your 3DS and Wii U friends lists and allowing the use of USB keyboards.
The best new addition, however, allows you to easily find controllers that have been misplaced. To use the new function, go to the controller menu from the Switch’s home page, then select “Find Controllers.” After that, tap and hold down the icon of the control you would like to find, and it will vibrate, giving away its location. This works on both Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers paired with the console.
Here’s the full list of new features included in the update:
- Register a channel to receive News for specific games
- Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists
- Receive notifications when your Friends go online
- Change the user icon order on the Home Menu
- Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon
- Change the system volume from the Quick Settings
- Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack
- Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale
- Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable
- Update connected controllers
- Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software
For those who often disconnect their controllers, this new feature seems like a life saver. Will you be making use of this controller-finding addition? Let us know!