Nintendo has released a minor update to the Nintendo Switch system software, with version 14.1.0 adding new notifications for Platinum Points earned for Switch Online Missions, and support for
The update is quite a simple one. Back in March, Nintendo added Missions & Rewards to Nintendo Switch Online, a new scheme through which you can earn and then spend MyNintendo Platinum Points on customised icons. However, it maybe wasn’t quite obvious enough for users that this was going on in the background, so Nintendo has added notifications to… notify you when you’ve earned Platinum Points.
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If you don’t care? Well, you can turn the notifications off in the settings.
Here’s the patch notes for Nintendo Switch System Software 14.1.0:
“Platinum Point Notification Settings” has been added under Notifications in System Settings
Platinum Points earned from completing Missions & Rewards are subject to notifications.
- The Missions & Rewards service is not available in some countries and regions.
Setting these notifications to OFF will hide the notification sent when there are unclaimed Platinum Points for a set amount of time.
As I said, it’s quite a minor update, especially in comparison to the last two updates that ticked off major, long-requested features for the Nintendo Switch. version 14.0.0 added support for folders, branded as ‘Groups’, to the system UI. The caveat? Well, that Groups can only be found in the All Software menu, letting users sort and categorise the sprawling game libraries that you might expect after half a decade of purchases, but not on the front page of the system.
Before that, Nintendo finally added support for Bluetooth audio back in September 2021, so you don’t need a little USB-C dongle in order to get wireless headset audio anymore.
It’s weird for Nintendo to be going back and adding what should have been core features for the Switch software some 5 years after the console released, but at least they’re doing something!