Switch 9.0.0 update adds Online Play Invitations section

In 2019 Nintendo is still having a tough time catching up with the default way of managing anything in an online setting. They’re hellbent on doing anything and everything in their own manner and to this day we’re still all dealing with friend codes. They’re extremely stubborn, but today there has been a mini breakthrough with system update 9.0.0.

Should you update your Switch you’ll now get to see a new section under your profile page called ‘Online Play Invitations’ that’ll show any invites you might have received in an online game from a friend. Now, you still can’t make use of a message or party system, but it’s a start. There are other minor updates, some that only affect the Switch Lite models that launches later this year. Get a look at it:

  • Added a search feature for the News Channel.
    • Channels can be searched using filters or free text.
  • Added “Display QR Code to Check In” to User Settings.
    • You can display a QR Code on-screen to check in using your Nintendo Account.
  • Alarm Notifications have been added to System Settings > Notifications.
    • You can check or delete pre-set alarms.
  • Alarms can be set up only within supported software (to be added at a later time).
    • A controller firmware update may be required to use this feature.
  • You can now configure touch screen sensitivity settings.
    • Select between Standard and Stylus sensitivity (optimized for stylus input).
  • Added the option to turn on/off the system button input (Nintendo Switch Lite only).
    • When this setting is turned off the system no longer receives input from the console buttons, with the exception of the Capture and HOME Buttons, and can only be operated from a wirelessly paired controller (sold separately).
    • This setting is on by default and can only be turned off if a compatible controller (sold separately) is wirelessly paired to the console.
    • The setting will automatically turn back on when the console is restarted or after returning from sleep mode.
  • Added “Online Play Invites” section to the User’s page.
    • Invites from friends to join online play in supported software will be displayed in this section.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.
    • Resolved an issue where some users can’t start the Fire Emblem: Three Houses game, and get an error instead.


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