Minecraft: Bedrock Edition releases the Nintendo Switch-only 1.17.1 hotfix

Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update Image
Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Update Image (Image credit: Mojang Studios)

What you need to know

  • Minecraft: Bedrock Edition just released 1.17 'Caves and Cliffs Update' Part One for all platforms, with significant new features.
  • Now, Mojang Studios is rolling out the 1.17.1 hotfix for the 'Caves and Cliffs Update,' but only on the Nintendo Switch.
  • The Switch-only hotfix update includes one crucial fix for errors encountered when accessing Featured Servers.
  • There's a chance your Switch has already installed this small hotfix, but it's best to check to make sure you're up-to-date.

The most important news in the Minecraft world recently was the release of 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Update Part One for all platforms, which included a plethora of new features and content for players to discover. The Caves and Cliffs Update is mind-boggling in its size, and that means there are bound to be some issues that need to be resolved over time. Mojang Studios recently dropped the 1.17.1 hotfix update for Minecraft, which includes exactly one important fix.

Well, it does for the Nintendo Switch. The 1.17.1 hotfix update here is only releasing for the Switch, and fixes errors that players have run into when attempting to access Featured Servers. The update is already out, so there's a good chance your Switch has already installed the update. If not, however, you'll definitely want to grab this hotfix as soon as possible, if you ever use Featured Servers.

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The full changelog for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition 1.17.1 hotfix update for Nintendo Switch includes:


  • Fixed errors that occurred when logging into Featured Servers on Nintendo Switch
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