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.

Nintendo Switch Sports bowling
The broken update for Nintendo Switch Sports is a rare miss for Nintendo, who are known for their bug-free releases.

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.

Were you affected by the Nintendo Switch Sports update? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news.

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Bobbie B
Bobbie B
3 months ago

Literally just bought this game two days ago. Now this!?!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago
Reply to  Bobbie B

well, Nintendo hates their fans so this happens for games a lot

Rapist
Rapist
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

No they don’t. You must be a cheater.

Bob
Bob
3 months ago

Just give us wii golf already

Mike
Mike
3 months ago

You betcha

Mike
Mike
3 months ago

I also literally bought it two days ago

Super Dadio
Super Dadio
3 months ago

I hate the new bowling mechanic. It’s so counterintuitive to have to hold down the z button during the entire swing. They need to update it so you can let go of the button/ball just like the original game.

Kii
Kii
3 months ago

Yeah, I play this game the most so it sucked hard when the servers were shut down. Stayed up two days waiting.

Last edited 3 months ago by Kii