Big Wii U System Update Goes Live

If you’re like the…several hundred thousand Wii U owners who’ve been waiting patiently for the Wii U’s system update, your prayers have been answered! The update promising a faster UI, auto-installation of software, and the ability to load the Wii U menu directly have been added alongside the ability to download stuff even when the system is turned off. Version 3.0.0 also lets you use the Wii remote or classic pads in Miiverse and the web browser. These chances make the rather user-unfriendly system a bit easier to use, and iron out some of the system’s more annoying kinks. It’s a fairly long update, taking about half an hour or more on average, so be sure to have your Gamepad either fully charged or charging while performing the update.