Random: Nintendo’s Latest Switch Update Blocked Some Inappropriate Nicknames

No laughing matter.

Nintendo rolled out its latest firmware update for the Switch yesterday (version 10.2.0) and while apparently all it did was improve the system stability to enhance the user experience, as always there’s a little bit more that’s been uncovered.

According to the well-known data miner OatmealDome, some “racially charged terms” – which we won’t repeat here – can no longer be used. The nicknames “coronavirus” and “covid” are also no longer acceptable. Twitter user @Akfamilyhome captured a screenshot:

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