Nintendo Switch firmware 2.2.0 released
Firmware 2.2.0 for Nintendo Switch is being rolled out, less than three weeks after the last iteration, Firmware 2.1.0.
Nintendo Switch 2.2.0 Update – Details
Firmware 2.1.0 infamously patched the first known webkit exploit on the Nintendo Switch, but it is unknown at the moment what 2.2.0 does. The official changelog mentions the typical “stability update” which often indicates vulnerabilities have been patched. Or some old open source library has been updated, which is often synonym with a vulnerability patch.
Frequent firmware updates are honestly not surprising in the early days of a console, although I’m sure users would like a bit more than “stability updates”.
No information has surfaced from the scene yet as to what this update might be doing, although there’s some suspicion that this might be yet another Webkit update.
As always, for people who expect to use the console for homebrews at some point in time, of course, the best is to stay on as low a firmware as you can sustain.