Big Minecraft Update for Nintendo Switch Coming, Random Screenshot Issue Fixed

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While games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch shift from 720p to 1080p when docked, Minecraft doesn’t yet have that support. But it soon might, with Mojang now confirming that it does want to add 1080p support in a future update.

Right now, Minecraft on Nintendo Switch continues to run at 720p even when docked, and the problem, according to Microsoft is this:

“(It) isn’t a question of system power, but stems from issues currently experienced shifting from one resolution to another while docking and undocking.”

A spokesman for Mojang, however, told Eurogamer this:

“Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is running at a native 720p in both docked and undocked modes. We are investigating supporting native 1080p when docked, as a possible future update.”

Minecraft Switch Edition Digital Version currently retails on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $29.99. Released on May 11, the game comes with the base game and 6 content packs, including the Super Mario Mash Up Pack. The game can be played split-screen by up to 4 players, and online by up to 8 players.

Online play is currently free until Fall 2017, after which it will move to a subscription model, according to Nintendo’s terms.

In addition, the game also comes with a wide range of about 40 Super-Mario skins, and various textures as well as music from Super Mario 64.

There’s no confirmed date for the update that will bring 1080p support for Minecraft to the Nintendo Switch platform, but we’re assuming that it won’t take too long.

It’s been less than two weeks since the game was released to the Nintendo Switch eShop, and users have been reporting that the system was taking random screenshots and filling up the Nintendo Switch’s memory. However, a patch that was delivered over the weekend appears to have fixed the issue. Dubbed Minecraft Switch Patch 2, the update also introduces the Campfire Tales skins pack.

If you haven’t applied that patch yet, it should update automatically next time you’re online. Hopefully, another patch should be coming soon to fix the resolution problem so players can enjoy a 1080p experience when Nintendo Switch is docked for Minecraft.

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Sources: Express, Eurogamer, Nintendo