New update version 1.2.0 now available for Pokémon Sword and Shield to add The Isle of Armor content

Pokémon Sword and Shield are available now on Nintendo Switch. Read on below for info about the latest update:

How to Update Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Applies to:  Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Family

In this article, you’ll learn how to update Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
Note
  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s Internet features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the system is connected to the Internet, the update will download and install automatically.
On June 16, 2020, a new software update for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the Internet.

Complete these steps

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Ver. 1.2.0 (Released June 16, 2020)

  • Part 1, The Isle of Armor, has been released as downloadable content
  • Additional Pokémon now appear
    • Even without purchasing an Expansion Pass, customers can use network connections to play and have additional Pokémon appear.
  • Link Codes are now 8-digits long
    • Link Codes used in the Y-Comm or set for Max Raid Battles are now 8 digits instead of 4.
  • Battle regulation marks
    • Pokémon carried over from other regions via Pokémon HOME can now participate in online competitions and ranked battles. A battle regulation mark can be replaced on the Pokémon at the Battle Tower in order to participate in online competitions and ranked battles.
    • Please check game news for more information.
  • Addressed issue with online battles
    • We’ve fixed an issue with online battles where the battle results could be arbitrarily invalidated.
  • Additional updated content
    • In addition, various issues were addressed to create a more enjoyable gaming experience.

Source: Nintendo Support

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