Is Nintendo planning a huge firmware update for the Switch? It’s quite possible to be in the works and nearing completion. A video posted on YouTube revealed a whole new slew of features in a supposed 5.0.0 beta including folders, online lobbies, cloud storage and new themes just to name a few. It’s turned more than a few heads in interest as many of these features seem like a huge leap for the Switch, especially the online lobbies which shown here would be quite an impressive upgrade for Nintendo.
There are a few reasons this video has been called out for being fake, mostly having to do with the YouTube logo used being old and the Mario Kart 8 digital file not adding up with the amount of space taken on storage. Many people have countered this with the knowledge that devkits are able to install dummy icons for testing purposes, so it’s still unclear on if this is a true leak or just an extremely convincing fake.
We can’t say for certain the validity of this particular video, but it’s still a convincing look at what could possibly coming to the console in a future update.
Check out the video below for a full look at the potential Switch 5.0 update: