[List] Games required Firmware version

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  1. B4rtj4h
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    :switch: Switch minimal required firmware version list for games (cartridge and E-shop) :switch:
    So the idea is actually very simple: in this list we will put the games and their minimal installed version of a certain firmware that is needed to play the game that has NO update installed.
    This way you are not wasting money on buying a game that you can't play. (I had 3.0.0 and bought Pankapu and it needed to update to 3.0.2 :glare: as example)
    This list is for cartridge and E-shop games! Another reason for this list is to see what games you are missing out on when staying on a lower firmware. :unsure:

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    Last date updated: 6 April 2018
    Last game added/ changed: Ittle Dew 2+ (3.0.1) (was in 2 listings...) + Penny Punching Princess (4.1.0)

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    Format explanation:

    :teach: We think that the required firmware on games is also packet on the cartridge. :teach:
    :!: System updates are not the same as game updates. However, a game update can make your game unplayable on a lower firmware! So beware!
    :!: When buying games from the E-shop you will receive the latest version... chances are that you need to update your Switch to play the game you just bought!
    :unsure: So watch out when buying games in the E-shop. I am not responsible for any mistakes in this list, or for games that you can't play.
    :arrow: Updates are not automatically. You always are in full control. If you want to remove the update notification see below.

    :switch: Help me with this list! If you know a game that is not on the list please report :) :switch:

    :discuss: If you are looking what firmware is on what revisions of the cartridge you need to go here > Cartridge information collection :discuss:

    Firmware 5.0.0 / 5.0.1
    Firmware 4.1.0
    Firmware 4.0.1
    Firmware 4.0.0
    Firmware 3.0.2
    Firmware 3.0.1
    Firmware 3.0.0
    Firmware 2.3.0 and lower

    How to remove update notifications
     

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    Last edited by B4rtj4h, Apr 7, 2018
  2. thurp

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    If i remember right Splatoon 2 needs 3.0.0
     
  3. linuxares

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    Wait what? Isn't that a 1.0 game?
     
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    Zelda Breath of the Wild, 3.0 ? Nope ?
     
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    Yeah ZBOTW is 1.0...

    Edit: I believe that Pokken Tournament DX is 3.0, as other people were asking which cart to buy to upgrade to 3.0 and it was listed.
     
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    You're right! Thnx :) Also added Stardew Valley.
     
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    Splatoon 2 is 2.3.0 not 3.0.0

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    Pokken tournament is 3.0.0
     
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  8. Kawaii

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    This list should really be just for physical game. To my knowledge any eshop games/update/dlc new or old that is for purchase or download today from eshop will require update to access the eshop
     
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    2.3 and lower:
    Xenoverse 2
    Bomberman
     
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    That's not true. I had 3.0.0 and could go in to the E-shop without installing any update. But to play Pankapu it needed to install the update.
    And there is a way to install game updates without updating the Switch itself!
     
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  11. Kawaii

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    This says otherwise. https://gbatemp.net/threads/switch-updating-faq.481266/
    You can link a post on how to do so. It would help a lot of people updating games with updating firmware
     
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    Project Octopath demo requires 3.0.2 so don't even bother downloading it unless you're willing to update.
    Same, I was on 3.0.1 and could access eShop and download Octopath but when I tried to actually run it it told me it needed a firmware update to run.
    I expect it won't be long before Nintendo updates the version check to require the latest firmware to access anything though. They usually don't update the check right away, so they're probably just giving people with bad internet some time before they are required to update.
     
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    FIFA requires 3.01
     
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    Mario VS Rabbids Kingdom is 2.3.
     
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    Thnx for the update! I noticed that when you update games they won't check for the newest Firmware...
     
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    It does 2 weeks ago. There I updated Snipper Clips without the need for a system update.
     
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    I just tried it now with Mario Kart 8 and have gotten error code 2016-1100 twice. "A system update is required to download this data."
     
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    Snipperclips dosent have update? Mine is still version 1.0 on fw 3.0.2
     
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