Here’s When Nintendo Switch Online Will Launch

Angelica Greene
September 19, 2018

The Nintendo Switch Online service release date is here, which means you can start your free trial right now. That said, there are some exceptions and one of the most notable one is Fortnite. By having the subscription, you can take part in multiplayer games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and many other competitive games out there.

That said, this isn't completely unheard of. Subscribers will gain access to a selection of old games we've bought five times before, a paid online service that was previously free, and cloud saves that you might lose at some point. For more of what you can expect from the Nintendo Switch Online service, be sure to check out our FAQ, here. We didn't know how good we had it.

The small print does state that some exceptions may apply for some free-to-play titles but by and large, you gotta pay to play online.

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Online play and voice chat are only a couple of the features on offer.

There are no dedicated servers for Nintendo Switch Online as of yet so players will have to play using on P2P gaming, which relies on the internet connections of individual players to host matches online, making it a little unreliable. Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers can be charged by attaching to the Nintendo Switch system.

The skin should be a relief to people who are wanting to buy a Nintendo Switch but were disheartened that the only console to receive an exclusive Fortnite bundle was Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro Royale Bomber bundle.

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