The latest Switch firmware update bumped the Switch up to Version 17.0.0, and Nintendo was rather light on the official patch notes. Thankfully, the dataminer OatmealDome has shared a bit more insight into what the update does.

This update focuses solely on additions to the Switch’s banned word’s list, the new words are:

  • A Nazi phrase has been banned in all languages, whereas it was only banned in some before
  • Japanese phrases referencing killing were blocked
  • The word “Leprosy” was blocked in Dutch specifically.

Special thanks to Oatmeal Dome on Twitter/X for their work in making the content of these updates known.

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6M ago

I’m assuming it’s the phrase ‘from the river to the sea… etc’ (would rather not say the rest of the phrase here given its offensive nature.