The Switch has been hacked for quite a while now and since it also has a save manager, called Checkpoint, some people decided to start fiddling with game saves! Community efforts, mostly centered at GBATemp, have brought about hacks for games like Minecraft BE, Splatoon 2, XenoBlade Chronicles 2, Sonic Mania and much more!
Minecraft BE save hacks: Custom Skinpacks and Resource Packs, increased Rendering Distance and more!
Minecraft Bed Rock Edition was released for the Nintendo Switch 3 days ago and GBATemp user ‘GalaxyYT’ didn’t bother waiting a little bit before he started hacking its save files! Thankfully, Minecraft BE is based on the Windows 10 edition and uses the very similar same saves so hacking this game was breeze.
You can now hack Minecraft Bedrock edition for your Switch.. even though it’s been out for only 3 days!
GalaxyYT’s tutorial details how you can:
Import custom Skinpacks so that your character can be an expression of thyself 😉
Import Resource Packs so that you can customise your game to the maximum!
Import Minecraft Windows 10 and Minecraft Pocket Edition (Android/iOS) worlds!
Change the render distance and perhaps meddle with other graphics options
To do these hacks, you must hack your Switch, OWN the game and have a computer at hand. That being said, if you have all these requirements, you can go make your Minecraft experience more fun right now by following the tutorial below!
Splatoon 2 hacking: Adding weapons, editing your character and lots more!
If you think that FPS games with regular old guns have become stale, then you’ll be pleased to know that Splatoon 2 has a pretty fully featured save editor currently in development. This save editor is called SplatHeX and it supports both Splatoon (Wii U) and Splatoon 2.
Hacking Splatoon 2 is a thing thanks to SplatHex!
LeanYoshi, the main developer, has been gradually adding support for more Splatoon 2 features and as of right now, you can do the following with Splatoon 2 saves:
Add/Remove weapons from your inventory and modify the amount of turf they inked
Edit your player’s attributes which include changing their level, look (clothes/hair/eye colour and skin tone) and amount of money among others
Edit your Octoling’s attributes and even play as them after you unlock them!
Many other things such as a hero mode, gear and salmonrun editor.
Like the above hacks, you need a hacked Switch, the actual game and a computer on hand to be able to hack your saves. Now, if you have these 3, install Checkpoint on your Switch and you can get hacking!
Other titles that have save hacks
This article would be tremendously long if every game save hack got a paragraph. As a result, you can now check out this list to see which other games also have save hacks or editors:
You can even hack your Zelda BotW on the Switch itself thanks to Jpe230!
Sonic Mania hacking – This isn’t save hacking as this allows you to run mods from the PC version and apply them to the Switch game. Apparently, its saves are identical to the PC version so they can be edited with ManiaSaveEdit (thanks for the heads up @Codenamegamma)
Remember, hacking your Nintendo Switch could potentially get you banned so do this at your own risk! If you have any issues/problems with the above, simply report them to their respective authors via the links in this article.
DON’T FORGET TO BACKUP YOUR GAME SAVES BEFORE EDITING THEM!
N.B: Please note that I could not test the software mentioned in this article as I currently do not own a Switch. The best efforts have been made to report accurate information through online research! – Aurora.
I'm a girl that's liked technology from day 1. Mostly interested in the PSVita/PSP scene but I've always modded my stuff when it's possible, that is :)Contact me via DM at @KawaiiAuroraA on Twitter if you have any questions/concerns about my articles or if you have any article requests.