Switch updates are now necessary for online play.

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by szymon170, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. szymon170
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    I've made this thread because it has finally happened, and some of you may not know it. I've tried to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online while being on 2.0, and I've got a message saying that I need to update to the newest version in order to play. Basically updating is now necessary.
     
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    THEELEMENTKH A normal user

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    Well, I don't play online so I don't care
    When homebrew becomes a thing someone should create a httpwn for the switch
     
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    they been doing this since the wiiu so...
     
  4. Kikirini

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    Did this only just happen? Because I'm on 2.2 and I was playing online a few hours ago.
     
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    2.2 may be fine, iirc they usually allow you to be one (maybe two) firmware versions out of date.
     
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    If you block the update URLs, the Switch will play online since it has no idea if 2.0 is the latest or not.
     
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    News alert! Water is wet!
     
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    szymon170 Pr0FessiuNal HelPeR wiTh HaxXX

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    It really seems obvious that they'd do it, but they haven't forced the updates for almost 4 months. Maybe the 3.0 update has patched a big exploit, I don't know. But it's kind of weird they haven't done it for so long.
     
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    but didn't they patch httpwn and it doesn't work now?
     
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    I find it weird that the 2.3 update came out not long ago, and then we got 3.0 with a shitload of features a few days later. Like, what kind of fuckery is this?
     
  13. jt_1258

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    a quick hot fix for an issue with 2.3? and then the new features in 2.3?
     
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    What's weird about it to me is it seems like they have two teams working on updates, or one team under tramendous pressure and speed.
     
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