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Old 08-01-2018, 08:39 PM   #1
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Nintendo Switch Online subscription may not be needed to play F2P titles online

That would be nice.

Nintendo Switch Online subscription may not be needed to play free-to-play titles online

Nintendo Switch Online is about a month away from its full launch. When that happens, most games on the system will require the paid membership to play via the internet. However, there seems to be a few exceptions: free-to-play titles.

The eShop provides some interesting information here. For a listing like Minecraft, which has online play, the page store has the following notice in the fine print:

“To use online services you must have access to a wireless internet connection. Some online services may not be available in all countries. From the full launch of the Nintendo Switch Online membership service in 2018, online play requires a paid membership.”

On the other hand, these free-to-play games lack that notice:
  • Paladins
  • Fortnite
  • Pokémon Quest
  • Dawn of the Breakers
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Galak-Z: Variant S
  • Zaccaria Pinball
  • The Pinball Arcade
  • Kitten Squad
  • Pinball FX3

It’s not an official confirmation by any means, but certainly an encouraging sign. Nintendo has said that additional information about Nintendo Switch Online will be shared before launch.
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