In a rare move for the company, Nintendo has had to pull the most recent update for Nintendo Switch Sports. The ver 1.2.1 update for the game was designed to combat cheating, but soon after launch it started to make games crash during the loading screens before both offline and online matches.
Nintendo is known for their record of relatively bug-free releases, so they acted pretty swiftly on this broken update. The update is no longer downloadable, and whilst Nintendo investigates, the online servers for the game will be taken down.
This means you can no longer play Nintendo Switch Sports online, nor can the save data be backed up. The game can still be played locally, and players have been advised to ignore the “software update is required” prompt for the time being.
The broken update followed this summer’s 1.2 update, which added Leg Strap functionality for soccer matches, as well as new volleyball moves and ranks. Nintendo Switch Sports is a follow-up to the hugely popular Wii Sports, a game that made up the childhoods of many young adults today.
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