Nintendo Switch: Firmware 12.0.3 for download - what changes the update

Nintendo Switch: Firmware 12.0.3 for download - what changes the update

Nintendo Switch

Firmware 12.0.3 is available for download for the Nintendo Switch. The publisher is keeping a low profile with specific patch notes: The support website only states that the update "improves system performance in order to optimize the user experience". It is not known which screws the developers actually turned. Update 12.0.3 does not seem to add any new features. The well-known dataminer Oatmealdome claims to have found out further changes and innovations. During a data analysis, he discovered that the firmware is addressing a problem relating to the eShop.

Users recently reported receiving the error message 2123-1502 on the switch (buy now) when they enter the eShop . With the new firmware, the problem should be a thing of the past. In addition, the update seems to add more words to the list of indecent words.

Read also 0

Nintendo Switch: Current Sale Highlights in the eShop (KW23)

The Nintendo Switch eShop is currently attracting again with many exciting offers. Here you will find the best deals from the sale! 2

Nintendo Switch Pro: Further details about the console probably leaked

Before the alleged unveiling of the Nintendo Switch Pro, further rumors about the improved model of the console surfaced. 0

Nintendo Switch Pro: Dealer lists price for new Switch model

The rumors about a Nintendo Switch Pro are growing. Now there is a new dealer entry - including price information. var lstExcludedArticleTicker = '1373498,1373457,1372937,1373245'; Changes have apparently also been made to SSL encryption and the OS kernel. The SSL connections could have caused the recent problems around the eShop. Further information on the new switch firmware 12.0.3 is not known. You can get the update as usual via the settings menu of the switch. We have many more news about the current Nintendo console ready on our topic page.


Nintendo Switch Update 12.0.3 Is Out Now, Improves System Stability

The latest Nintendo Switch update is out now, but don't expect a lot of changes or much in the way of anything significant. Version 12.0.3 is out now and it's another stability patch.

The one-line patch notes state: 'General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.'

Your Switch should update automatically the next time it's connected to the internet. You can check to verify you're running 12.0.3 to be sure you're on the latest firmware. Alternatively, you can manually start the update, in case that applies to you.

In addition to the stability improvements, the patch introduces a few other 'minor' updates, according to dataminer OatmealDome.

In other news, people are waiting for Nintendo to announced the rumored Switch Pro model, but that still has not happened. Nintendo is coming to E3 2021 with its own showcase on June 15, but the company has said this presentation will be focused on games, not hardware.

For more on Nintendo at E3, check out GameSpot's roundup of all the Switch games confirmed for E3 show far. You can also read up on what we want to see from Bayonetta 3 and Splatoon 3 at E3 2021.

Watch live streams, videos, and more from GameSpot’s summer event. Check it out