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Switch owner sends system in for repair, gets it back with ability to download old save data via cloud icon

Posted on March 18, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Update: Before anyone jumps to conclusions about Switch receiving a cloud save system, the validity of Patsuann’s video and claims have been brought into question. It seems that any user can see that icon and is for Zelda’s patch rather than save data.


Original: Reddit user Patsuann was experiencing issues with his new Switch system, prompting it to be sent in for repairs. Upon receiving it back from Nintendo, save data for Zelda: Breath of the Wild was missing. That’s not where the story ends though. Fortunately, everything turned out just fine.

Patsuann came across a mysterious cloud icon on the Home Menu. After selecting it, a message appeared with the ability to download old save data. This is the same data Patsuann had prior to sending in his system. Once the download process finished, Patsuann’s old save was present.

Here’s a closer look:

Speculation has now begin that Switch is capable of using cloud saves, and that the functionality is coming in the future. I’m not ready to make such a claim, but we do know that Nintendo has the ability to let users who send in their system for repair to recover save data.

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