A few weeks ago, Nintendo rolled out a system update for the Switch, bumping the firmware up to Version 14.1.2.
It contained the usual "general system stability improvements" but there was some other stuff going on behind the scenes, as revealed by Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome.
Today's update is a little bit different - with the same source explaining how Nintendo has now issued a "rebootless" update for the same firmware update. Unlike regular updates, these ones are "silently installed", so you don't have to do anything on your end.
This latest one for Version 14.1.2 adds some more changes to the "bad words list", which is detailed below:
[Nintendo Switch Firmware Update] Nintendo has released a “rebootless” update for 14.1.2.
The only changes are to the bad words list. A large amount of swears, racial slurs, words of a sexual nature, references to terrorist organizations, and more were added to all languages.
Rebootless firmware updates are silently installed, do not increment the version number (still 14.1.2), and do not require rebooting the system after installation.
The last rebootless firmware update was released on Dec 11, 2020 for 11.0.1. It also updated the bad words list.
As also mentioned, this is apparently the first "rebootless firmware update" since December 2020. The last one was also a "bad words list" update. You can see the original patch notes for Version 14.1.2 in our previous post.
Last Friday, the Nintendo 64 Switch Online app was also updated to Version 2.4.0. Get the full rundown. Have you updated to the new Switch firmware yet? Notice anything else? Leave a comment down below.