Nintendo Switch Online

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Problems detected at Nintendo Switch Online

Users are reporting problems related to: online play, sign in and glitches.

Nintendo Switch Online Service lets the console owners enjoy online multiplayer gaming as well as a dedicated smartphone app that connects to the Nintendo Switch system and helps connect with friends for co-op and competitive games online.

Nintendo Switch Online problems in the last 24 hours

The following chart shows the number of reports that we have received about Nintendo Switch Online by time of day over the past 24 hours. An outage is determined when the number of reports are higher than the baseline, represented by the red line.

Nintendo Switch Online Outage Chart 10/18/2021 01:05

October 18: Problems at Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online is having issues since 04:30 AM IST. Are you also affected? Leave a message in the comments section!

Most Reported Problems:

  • Online Play 56.20% Online Play
  • Sign in 35.09% Sign in
  • Glitches 4.75% Glitches
  • Game Crash 2.11% Game Crash
  • Matchmaking 1.32% Matchmaking
  • Hacking / Cheating .53% Hacking / Cheating

Nintendo Switch Online Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from:

United StatesSan Antonio Online Play
United StatesNew York City Online Play
United StatesConcord Online Play
United StatesBettendorf Online Play
United KingdomPinner Online Play
United KingdomNewark on Trent Game Crash

Nintendo Switch Online Comments

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Nintendo Switch Online Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • Remellu Remi (@Remellu) reported

    @LarryFerrari9 @MayorSouls The difference is you don't have to pay for psn+ to do basic stuff online and only is required for specific games. Like I get more than one Nintendo provides on psn without paying a dime for a service soooo

  • ZabelinEX Zabelin (@ZabelinEX) reported

    @bruhitsbillybob @attackzeldaxvii @NintendoAmerica The problem about piracy is that you dont give a reason to the companies to make more games, I dont really expect that you will understand it. This could be the best chance to revive some old ips. Ok maybe you don't have a Switch and piracy is your only choice, but is still wrong

  • Remellu Remi (@Remellu) reported

    @urnotzach @MayorSouls Because they actually do **** to justify the price while nintendo fixed nothing about online and think it's better to add retro games to rent to make everyone pay for online service.

  • OwenHK47 SpectreLight (@OwenHK47) reported

    @Parappa_GANG NFTs are stupid but I feel like people hate them unreasonably compared to actual issues. Do we really need to cancel people over it? It's a dumb waste of electricity but I don't think NFTs are what's destroying our planet. Also, Nintendo is actively trying to shut them down.

  • ApolloACJ ApolloCJ (@ApolloACJ) reported

    @varunwiifit if nintendo doesnt give back broken header im playing pyra mythra in tourney they better do the right thing🔫

  • FalcoLambda Dekaius 💀 (they/them) (@FalcoLambda) reported

    @LovesickLoptr @NadgeyFelicia it was an issue tied to the android version's DRM. even so, other nintendo games with this same DRM that had this same issue today are offering compensation to their players. FEH isn't, despite the fact it was the last day for three different game modes. so much wasted time.

  • joyseulo metaverse npc (@joyseulo) reported

    anyway that nintendo expansion is the least of my concern bc is it final that theyre using the cloud service for the whole kingdom hearts series

  • FalcoLambda Dekaius 💀 (they/them) (@FalcoLambda) reported

    @PalutenaBow it was their DRM that Google was causing problems with. only nintendo games were affected. they have to take some accountability for that.

  • Skies64Starry StarrySkies64 (@Skies64Starry) reported

    @adrianna_nailo @ChrisgamerST You cannot call someone an idiot for buying this. People are overacting, and for what, a stupid online service? Sure the online itself is ****, but Nintendo went out of their way to include more systems. Let people do what they want

  • BlackWingChrona Frost Demon Chrona (@BlackWingChrona) reported


  • stillerere Stillerere (@stillerere) reported

    @DShnackart2 @VmoneyR @DynamoSuperX I believe that those who complain but don't do something about an issue are a bunch of losers. Sure there's emulation & piracy, but that's just an easy workaround. The alternative is not dealing with the issue and not enjoying Nintendo at all, which won't fix it anyway. So...

  • SavedByStarKO Act (@SavedByStarKO) reported

    @Qui_GonGin @DoesOkay @sleepykokiri These people commentating on a tournament makes absolutely no difference on whether Nintendo is going to issue a C/D. They've been doing it before we even did any work with them, they aren't going to change because a couple smash figures said no to their offer.

  • Supoko5 Supoko (@Supoko5) reported

    @MayorSouls @TheHeroOfSeinen Nintendo’s **** must taste delicious if people are coping this hard over a ****** online service. The person who made that post doesn’t pay bills, I’m guessing?

  • TheRealTBOC Champion The Ones You Love (@TheRealTBOC) reported

    also like unsaid bc this was always the case - its embarrassing that nintendo is nearly matching ms and sony for their online service and they have like 1/10 of the features, most of which are crucial to having a functioning online ecosystem

  • SwampertGirl Swampy (@SwampertGirl) reported

    @Magica_00 “Maybe if we ignore the problem, no one will notice.” - Nintendo probably

  • WEKetchum William E. Ketchum III (@WEKetchum) reported

    @_JelaniCarter I've been sorta clamoring for TMNT content since they announced the Shredder's Revenge game for the Nintendo Switch. But no idea on when it's actually dropping. Someone brought Last Ronin up to me recently, I went to buy and remember that I'd already bought first issue

  • JJCTroy JJCTroy (@JJCTroy) reported

    @Seribiigaming @nintendolife 80 cents per person per month. If this pricing is really an issue, spend less time whining on social media, and more time budgeting. This is why the mainstream public (including the 99 percent of gamers NOT on Twitter) think of Nintendo fans as childish. “WAHHH!” - Not Waluigi

  • Alt_H_A H.A. (@Alt_H_A) reported

    @WieseAufmWald @PurpleOJ_YT That $1.5 should be the price of owning that 25+ years old game, NOT the price of renting games under an online service. Sega sells its retro collection for $1 a piece. Nintendo isn't special to charge premium for its ****.

  • ZenoSword ZenoSword (@ZenoSword) reported

    @mandylorian__ @Doctor_D0M3 @NintendoAmerica Bro it's $10 less for a crappy online service that barley works. No dedicated servers. And we are paying for emulation. It's a **** service.

  • tinkyisawinky Tinkyisawinky (@tinkyisawinky) reported

    @DynamoSuperX I mean despite everything Nintendo has done nothing to improve their online service, infact they’ve given up on online games pretty much with their mobile app being abandonware and every real dev implementing voice chat natively

  • LynxyBirb DoodleBirb (local good birb) (@LynxyBirb) reported

    anyone know how to fix a switch that wont boot past the nintendo logo? it has a full battery from sitting in the dock for a solid year sooo i dunno

  • Turtletobb Boy (@Turtletobb) reported

    @BowtieShyGuy @nintendolife The value of this service, for me, is going to decrease based on nintendo over the next 6 months. If it's like the nes and snes, I 100% will not renew. But even if all they added was like 1 or 2 games a month, id renew because that's the pattern xbox did when developing gamepass

  • CraftKid5 SpookyCraftKid (@CraftKid5) reported

    @goldsonikku Yeah it sucks, it's not like Nintendo can't afford to have a better stable service. They're a corporation, they could easily afford better servers, hell they could actually sell digital NES/SNES/N64/Genesis games to keep forever with no DRM

  • jrpgweeb Hitoshura (@jrpgweeb) reported

    Guys, the issue isn't that the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack isn't affordable. Because it very much is. It's just not worth the price, and making Animal Crossing dlc included just tacks onto the price, but what about ppl who don't own that game? It's outright ridiculous.

  • EnlightenedXi Enlightened Master Xi (@EnlightenedXi) reported

    @SundownSol Just going into morph ball and boosting was broken af. You can tell hunters was made in an attempt to capture that ****, balance and expand on it but being locked onto DS and Nintendo services ****** it.

  • clamdove lgbt+ ppl are cool :) (@clamdove) reported

    @Masterge77 @kmcshane ummm.... ACKSHUALLY at the beginning of mario 3d world we saw them fix a pipe, and also iirc nintendo said mario's not a plumber anymore

  • friendshipdave 🎊kill friendship dave🎊 (@friendshipdave) reported

    @NintendoAmerica fix your game raven beak isn’t fighting back and i can’t kill him. that’s just not fair. #MetroidDread

  • KingofPrinnies Matthew Dobbins (@KingofPrinnies) reported

    @zmeister100 That's not quite the issue. The issue is that people do not think the content matches the price. PS+ and Game Pass are offered at similar prices, but give more for your money. Also paying for Nintendo online to begin with was only tolerated because it was cheap.

  • jpbeeman JustinTlME (@jpbeeman) reported

    @ThriniT @PaulTassi @Forbes And you still don’t get it. With the Nintendo service, me as the primary family membership person, doesn’t have to be signed into all the other switch consoles on my membership, which you would have to be on a PlayStation, and to share on PlayStation you have to have that console

  • 12Me21_  12 🐦 (@12Me21_) reported

    why is the nintendo switch so bad at connecting to weak/far away wifi networks? my phone and laptop from 2015 don't have any problems here, but i have to use my switch in a certain corner of the room or it doesn't connect. I remember doing this with my 3ds back in 2013

Nintendo Switch Online Most Common Errors

List of the most commonly reported error codes and fixes:
  • 2002
  • 20110
  • 2110
  • 2124
  • 2137
  • 2153
  • 2160
  • 2162
  • 2168
  • 2811