New Pokemon Snap has just received its first major update since its release in April this year. Adding new areas and Pokemon to the mix, the update is fairly substantial and well worth booting up the game for. In this guide, we’ll run you through how to update New Pokemon Snap on Nintendo Switch, so you can get exploring those new areas.
Updating New Pokemon Snap
To update New Pokemon Snap, all you need to do is select it from your Nintendo Switch’s home screen. Doing so, as long as you have an internet connection, should cause a screen to pop up, indicating there’s a new title update and showing you the percentage progress of the download.
If this doesn’t automatically happen, select New Pokemon Snap from your home screen and then press the + button on your right Joy-Con. Now, go down to ‘Software Update’ and choose the option to ‘Check for Updates’ or ‘Download Update.’
This should then begin the download process, which when complete will give you all of the new content, which has been broken down for you below.
What’s Included in the August 2021 Update?
The latest and largest update so far for New Pokemon Snap adds three new areas: Secret Side Path, Mightywide River, and Barren Badlands, containing 20 new Pokemon between them.
In addition to this, additional research titles, profile icons, photo filters, stickers and frames have been added, allowing you to add some personal touches to your favorite shots.
Finally, search options for Other Players’ Photos have ben changed, and a number of other issues have been addressed to improve the overall gameplay experience.
That’s everything you need to know on how to update New Pokemon Snap. For more tips, tricks and guides, check out our wiki or see more of our coverage on the game below.
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