Linked: Nintendo Switch speeds up with version 8 firmware

Danial Arshad Khan, writing at Gearnuke:

The Nintendo Switch’s latest major update, Switch Firmware 8.0.0, was released last week and it included a ton of additions like a software sorting function and Save Data transferring to another system function. There was another addition however that Nintendo didn’t mention in the patch notes – “boost mode”.

It seems that game software must be updated to take advantage of these performance enhancements.

I was still running version 1.5 of The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild so I conducted a very informal test this afternoon. After updating to the latest version, which takes advantage of the ‘boost mode’, my save file loaded about two seconds faster – a most welcome change.