switch homebrew

It's not like the Switch has any shortage of amazing quality games, but that never stops homebrew enthusiasts from trying to get experimental with Nintendo hardware. After all, the Wii U and 3DS were eventually opened up to play homebrew, so it was only a matter of time before an exploit was found on the Switch.

Over on the Wololo homebrew community it has been reported that following several months of tinkering the Pegaswitch toolkit has now made it possible to run homebrew on the Switch - provided it is running firmware 3.0.0, which is a problem as most people will have updated to v4.0.1 by now.

For those with firmware lower than v3.0.0, it is recommended to use Pokken Tournament DX to get up to date with the desired firmware. Right now it doesn't sound like there are any homebrew games available as such, but the team behind RetroArch seem to think their emulator will be running on the Switch soon.

As always, we don't recommend doing such things here at Nintendo Life as it will invalidate your warranty and is a bit naughty. Besides, you'll miss out on playing Super Mario Odyssey which requires a later firmware, and we can't have that now, can we?

Let us know what you think about running homebrew on the Switch with a comment below.

[source wololo.net]