The Nintendo Switch version 12.0.3 update has been pulled by Nintendo, but it’s not clear why.
Earlier today, Nintendo released the Nintendo Switch version 12.0.3 firmware update, however, the company has since pulled the update and halted distribution for some reason. As Nintendo Life highlights, this seems to be the first time the company has pulled an update from being public.
The update itself wasn’t anything interesting, instead, it just introduced system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience as noted on the official website. Due to it being pulled, there seems to be some speculation on social media as to what it could mean. One user says that the Nintendo Switch version 12.0.3 update apparently broke the ability to download games and updates.
At current, it’s not clear if the update will be redistributed, or even acknowledged on the system updates and change history page. Dataminer OatmealDome shared some information from the update, and while it seems like a small update, the mention of SSL to create secure connections to a server does match up with the rumors of download issues. For now, it looks as if we’re still going to be sat on 12.0.2 for the time being until Nintendo publishes a new version.