Last Updated on June 25, 2022
Since its release, the Switch Online N64 platform has failed to live up to expectations. Despite a good selection of titles, it has been prone to instabilities of various kinds, from game issues to controllers not responding correctly.
Yesterday, version 2.4.0 of the Nintendo Switch Online N64 emulation firmware was issued, but it appears that aside from adding Pokemon Snap, the update does little else of note.
It certainly doesn’t appear to fix anything. @OatmealDome on Twitter has done a bit of digging and the results are somewhat uninspiring.
And while there has been some interest in what previous update files do, things are going to get tougher from now on. Nintendo has clocked the inquisitive and stopped using comments in their released config files (we all know how that ends…)
Without any definitive patching or notes to that effect, however, it seems as though this latest N64 update is just a handful of hotfixes. A bigger update that fixes the stability issues for the Switch Online N64 environment is surely yet to come.
The question of course, is when? Oh, and if it does ever come before Nintendo releases its Switch successor, with it actually fix the myriad Switch Online N64 issues reported?
Gaming since 1984, retro gaming since 2004. Contributes to Linux Format magazine and MakeUseOf.com.