Isle Of Armor
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Nintendo has rolled out a new update for Pokémon Sword and Shield. This bumps the game up to version 1.2.1. According to the official support page, it fixes a bug and several other issues to improve the gameplay experience.

Take a look below:

Ver. 1.2.1 (Released July 7, 2020)

  • A bug in regards to the number of digits for password settings has been fixed.
    • In regards to the passwords that can be set for Y-Comm and Max Raid Battles, we fixed the bug where players could be matched with others whose passwords were not coinciding.
  • Other updated content
    • We fixed several other issues to improve game play experience.

We've also got full update notes for the Isle of Armor launch:

Ver. 1.2.0 (Released June 16, 2020)

  • Part 1, The Isle of Armor, has been released as downloadable content
    • Customers who have purchased an Expansion Pass can now enjoy adventures on the Isle of Armor.
  • Additional Pokémon now appear
    • Even without purchasing an Expansion Pass, customers can use network connections to play and have additional Pokémon appear.
  • Link Codes are now 8-digits long
    • Link Codes used in the Y-Comm or set for Max Raid Battles are now 8 digits instead of 4.
  • Battle regulation marks
    • Pokémon carried over from other regions via Pokémon HOME can now participate in online competitions and ranked battles. A battle regulation mark can be replaced on the Pokémon at the Battle Tower in order to participate in online competitions and ranked battles.
    • Please check game news for more information.
  • Addressed issue with online battles
    • We’ve fixed an issue with online battles where the battle results could be arbitrarily invalidated.
  • Additional updated content
    • In addition, various issues were addressed to create a more enjoyable gaming experience.

Have you updated your game to version 1.2.1 yet? Noticed anything else? Leave a comment down below.