Major Fire Emblem: Three Houses Bug Gets Patched With Switch Firmware 9.0.0

Major Fire Emblem: Three Houses Bug Gets Patched With Switch Firmware 9.0.0

The expansion pass broke the game, but let's blame Ignatz and watch him sweat.

Some fans of Fire Emblem: Three Houses recently encountered problems starting up the turn-based strategy title thanks to a bug, but said bug was thankfully squashed with the most recent Nintendo Switch hardware update.

Over the past few days, A handful of Three Houses owners who purchased the expansion pack discovered an error message that closes the application whenever they try to start up the game. The problem was quickly linked to the expansion pass DLC, and thankfully re-downloading it appeared to fix the issue. But even that quick fix shouldn't be necessary anymore thanks to today's Switch 9.0.0 system update.

The Fire Emblem: Three Houses expansion pass contains content that'll roll out between now and April 30, 2020, including a new outfit for Byleth, auxiliary maps, more quests, an additional side story, and more. The pass costs $24.99 USD, which is a decent price, but vanilla Three Houses already contains something like two hundred hours of content if you travel down all the paths the game offers. New outfits are nice, though. Everyone likes to dress up.

Outside of the Three Houses bug fix, the Switch 9.0.0 system update also brings us an option for "online play invites," i.e. the ability to (finally) invite people on your Friends list to play games with you. This will no doubt be welcome when Overwatch comes to the Switch on October 15. A few smaller knick-knacks arrived with the update as well, including an alarm option. If you love your Switch so much that you take it to bed with you, you might be in luck here.

If it's more Three Houses content you're after, then USG has everything you could need for the adventure. You can head over to our various guides, including our Fire Emblem Three Houses weapons guide, our Fire Emblem Three Houses romance guide, or our Fire Emblem Three Houses recruitment guide. Alternatively, there's our full Fire Emblem Monastery guide, or our page on which house to choose in Fire Emblem Three Houses.

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Nadia Oxford

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Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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