Is Nintendo Switch Online down?

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.

 Problems detected at Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online problems in the last 24 hours

Nintendo Switch Online Outage Chart

March 21: Problems at Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online is having issues since 02:40 PM GMT. Are you also affected? Leave a message in the comments.

Most Reported Problems:

  • Online Play (67.74%)
  • Sign in (12.90%)
  • Matchmaking (9.68%)
  • Glitches (9.68%)

Nintendo Switch Online Outage Map

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Nintendo Switch Online Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • Based__Dave Diamond Dallas Trash (@Based__Dave) reported

    @LLumiya Xbox and Nintendo customer service way better than PlayStation

  • AlonditeMX Sean Michael (@AlonditeMX) reported

    @LJEModelAgency @NintendoAmerica The Let's Go Eevee has massively boosted stats and access to several absolutely broken exclusive moves.

  • AlonditeMX Sean Michael (@AlonditeMX) reported

    @_NIGHT_SHIFTER_ @NintendoAmerica Every 3D Pokemon game on 3DS is a lag fest unless you play on the N3DS. Let's Go made a ton of very, very smart design choices that I hope SnS stick with.

  • RayTheSnivy Ray the Magical Snivy (@RayTheSnivy) reported

    @mattyoukhana_ @NintendoAmerica You forgot one thing, they still haven't fixed the joycon and pro controller's drifting problem.

  • LegendaryDreams Legendary Dreamer (@LegendaryDreams) reported

    @NiGHTSintoMemes @SplatoonLag @NintendoAmerica It’s peer-to-peer, not server-based. If you haven’t completed a single match, that tells me the issue is on your side, not Nintendo’s.

  • King_cow7 PlankBob rectangle planks (@King_cow7) reported

    Everything in my house is ******* broken. My nintendo switch doesnt work (cant turn on) and my xbox cannot connect to wifi. On top of all of that i have an ear piercing sound from my wii u. I actually feel like i wanna hurt someone just from this past hour

  • ninefoldrin ninefoldrin (@ninefoldrin) reported

    @CR_Lewd Miss the days when nintendo hardware just worked no matter how much abuse it took. Now you can spend 50+ dollars on a controller only to have it immediately have problems.

  • RudyHellzapop Rudy Hellzapoppin' (@RudyHellzapop) reported

    This evening I will mostly be asking for advice on buying new joycons for the Nintendo switch. Beyond my powers to fix.

  • CR_Lewd LEWD (@CR_Lewd) reported

    Already did this and it was 0 help. I'm extremely disappointed with this entire issue, I might get a PS4 controller, buy an adapter and just use it, this will probably be the last Nintendo product I ever get.

  • KPopFanZoneMB 0Myrath0 (@KPopFanZoneMB) reported

    @FortniteGame PLEASSEEEE MAKE NINTENDO SWITCH PLAYERS MATCH UP WITH PPL OTHER THAN NINTENDO AND MOBILE THIS UPDATE RUINED THE GAME FOR NINTENDO SWITCH PLAYERS THAT CAN ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME FIX IT AT LEAST FOR DUOS AND SQUADS

  • draco_kg kgDraco (@draco_kg) reported

    @JoeMerrick @HoodlumCallum I have no problem with that, I have an issue with the fact that Nintendo never implemented a decently smart AI until the end game, and even those had flaws to abuse. There is little intelligent play in main series games.

  • DBubbs_ 🃏DBUBBS🃏 (@DBubbs_) reported from Fair Oaks, California

    I want my relationship to be like a Nintendo 64, classic, fun to spend hours with, and every problem can be solved by blowing it and putting it back in

  • TroutAmbush trout (@TroutAmbush) reported

    @drybones_5 @handovertheBR55 You're not supposed to be able to beat the game in one go without having ever played it before, man I get that's how Nintendo games work and you're not used to games working differently but that doesn't make it fair. You run into problems, you learn, and then you solve them.

  • Eon_or_smth Eon (@Eon_or_smth) reported

    @sparrow_spl @ElFamosoWanou more like than they are balanced nintendo is terrible at buffing/nerfing Things lmao like every patch there is this 1 broken weapon

  • Tycalra Tycalra (@Tycalra) reported

    @MTLSaiyan My biggest problem with Banjo is that he has no base outside of old school Nintendo fans... AKA, the ones who are going to buy all the DLC no matter who is added. If they really want to get the most new players into the franchise, Steve is probably their best bet.

  • Degenerate_NL Degenerate_NL (@Degenerate_NL) reported

    Nintendo's character Donkey Kong would actually be called Monkey Kong, but by a spelling error at the translator it became Donkey Kong. It would have been more logical to call a monkey a monkey and not a donkey, which it eventually became. #WhyDoIKnowThis

  • MolluskHombre SomeSortOfCephalopod (@MolluskHombre) reported

    @pkmnfan612 @NintendoAmerica I didn’t have a problem with the anime games, just the fact that stuff announced in previous directs didn’t get mentioned at all. Stuff like AC and LM3

  • Isaiah_Swanks UnReal (@Isaiah_Swanks) reported

    @traindotmp4 Nintendo is a lower quality console, and that's an objective fact. I'd be furious if that shitty online service was more than $20. Also, Tetris 99 is actually the dumbest game on Switch. Imagine your most enjoyable experience on a $400 console was Tetris smh.

  • ThatWolfWizard Gavin~☆ (@ThatWolfWizard) reported

    Ok so the best news to come out of this is that my save data is on the system and it works! Lets Go Eevee isnt backed up via cloud and it booted up my save with no problems so that's good, especially since Nintendo said all console saves were deleted.

  • TheINFERNO95 JAZZ (@TheINFERNO95) reported

    Nintendo used the Mario girls whenever they fell like it and throw them to the said like nothing. This is major problem that people need to call nintedno out on to treat the Mario girls better.

  • _meII__ mel. (@_meII__) reported

    im gonna get tinder again so i can get help on how to fix the sound on my super nintendo

  • crystanium Crystanium (@crystanium) reported

    @Jiikae @Sora_Sakurai @NintendoAmerica Please fix this.

  • CianRafferty1 Cian Rafferty (@CianRafferty1) reported

    Super mario 64 Paper mario A hat in time Smash bros online Mario odyssey New super mario bros ds Scribblenauts unlimited Crash bandicoot 1,2 or 3 Fifa 19 career mode chat choses who i sign DISCLAIMER:ALL NINTENDO SWITCH TITLES WILL BE LOW-QUALITY POINTING MY PHONE AT TV

  • KPopFanZoneMB 0Myrath0 (@KPopFanZoneMB) reported

    @FortniteGame PLEASSEEEE MAKE NINTENDO SWITCH PLAYERS MATCH UP WITH PPL OTHER THAN NINTENDO AND MOBILE THIS UPDATE RUINED THE GAME FOR NINTENDO SWITCH PLAYERS THAT CAN ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME FIX IT AT LEAST FOR DUOS AND SQUADS

  • soltkyle Kyle (@soltkyle) reported

    @DirectFeedGames Tbh there’s not much Nintendo can give Xbox except a bigger opportunity for more people to play there games. Nintendo could give them games but that would compromise there HW sales so they probs won’t do it. They can fix each other’s problems and can’t wait to see what’s next.

  • Harmunt Neil Harman (@Harmunt) reported

    @TomRMarks @BYG_Vancouver @braceyourselfok @Kirk_Scott Odd to see #Nintendo hand the #Zelda IP to a dev team that have yet to patch out the sound effects bug & loading screen graphic glitch in #CryptOfTheNecrodancer on Switch. I love the game but feel these issues would have been something that Nintendo would have taken issue with.

  • Harmunt Neil Harman (@Harmunt) reported

    It’s odd to see #Nintendo hand the #Zelda IP to a dev team that have yet to patch out the sound effects bug & loading screen graphic glitch in #CryptOfTheNecrodancer. I love the game but feel these basic issues would have been something that Nintendo would have taken issue with.

  • Deuce_Gamer Spidrmnky (@Deuce_Gamer) reported

    @OBE1plays Nintendo is NOT going to allow their IP on Xbox. It would be nice to play Zelda BoTW in 4K, but Nintendo is far too protective of their IP. It benefits MS to put their games on Switch and hopefully their future streaming service but it does not benefit Nintendo to put games on X1

  • MisterNuisance Mister Nuisance (@MisterNuisance) reported

    @JayDubcity16 I have a Nintendo Switch sooo That ain’t no problem. CupHead on the Go. 😉

  • starfan900 Starfan900 (@starfan900) reported

    Nintendo employe 1: Our fans don't want online messed up for Smash how should we handle it. Nintendo employe 2: Let's solve non of the connectivity problems our online games have and mix the casual and competitive modes together. Nintendo employe 1: GIVE THIS GUY A PROMOTION!

  • fathomlessblue fb (@fathomlessblue) reported

    @R042 I mean when even companies as historically immovable & reticent as Nintendo are openly engaging fandoms over such issues, maybe the we're closer to positive change than I'm giving enough credit for

  • ElOmar2203_Alt Punished Omar López (@ElOmar2203_Alt) reported

    @Nitomatta I don't get the surprise on the Crash thing, almost all games since Wrath of Cortex have being on Nintendo platforms, they even had exclusives

  • KenneyNL Kenney (ケニー) (@KenneyNL) reported

    @frank0127 All those projects are illegal, Nintendo actually sent out a DMCA to AM2R forcing it offline. They could've also started a lawsuit over it, no problem.

  • KPopFanZoneMB 0Myrath0 (@KPopFanZoneMB) reported

    @FortniteGame PLEASSEEEE MAKE NINTENDO SWITCH PLAYERS MATCH UP WITH PPL OTHER THAN NINTENDO AND MOBILE THIS UPDATE RUINED THE GAME FOR NINTENDO SWITCH PLAYERS THAT CAN ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME FIX IT AT LEAST FOR DUOS AND SQUADS

  • biggkaty the biggest katy (@biggkaty) reported

    @barstoolsports @StoolGametime how does any slight movement not knock the hell out of that nintendo 64 and make it glitch.

  • GRonnlund Λgent Π 🍉 (@GRonnlund) reported

    @Omega_Zidan that or 3months after release cus Nintendo are lazy and game their sweet time to fix weapons~

  • Morfid_plays Jon Doyle (@Morfid_plays) reported

    @Stealth40k @5439Elliott @MatthewHarrisUK 70%+ of Nintendo game sales are physical and the market is huge, Asia as a whole had a huge physical presence. The issue is the “I switched to digital” crowd just won’t shut up about how green the grass is 😂

  • GRonnlund Λgent Π 🍉 (@GRonnlund) reported

    @Omega_Zidan I would not put it past Nintendo to give some of these things absolutely broken kits~ 😂😂

  • KPopFanZoneMB 0Myrath0 (@KPopFanZoneMB) reported

    @FortniteGame PLEASSEEEE MAKE NINTENDO SWITCH PLAYERS MATCH UP WITH PPL OTHER THAN NINTENDO AND MOBILE THIS UPDATE RUINED THE GAME FOR NINTENDO SWITCH PLAYERS THAT CAN ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME FIX IT AT LEAST FOR DUOS AND SQUADS

  • bandef6 bandef (@bandef6) reported

    @zerowondering @TSM_Leffen Sadly you dont do a video about how online sux (lag, ranked, mode) and how nintendo can promote esport like riot and epic games

  • Donny_Ray12 Donovan The Gamer (@Donny_Ray12) reported

    @Haitch_Kay @phreeck @Masenkoe @victorcohen935 @OuterWorlds @EpicGames Your privacy is virtually dead. Every service, that you sign up for, whether it's Steam, PSN, Xbox Live, Nintendo, Battlenet, or Origin, these companies already have your personal info & sell them to third parties. This is NOT new. You're not forced to go to Epic Games Store.

  • OatmealDome OatmealDome 🍪 (@OatmealDome) reported

    Seems that there are people going around with some cheats / hacks in Splatoon 2. If it is obvious who is cheating, remember to report them in the Nintendo Switch Online app's SplatNet 2 service. Go to Battles, tap the match, tap the player, and scroll down to the report button.

  • TechDustin TechDustin 🚀 (@TechDustin) reported

    @LNThirteen Stick with retro and you’ll never have this problem. Or Nintendo in general. No early releases

  • TheVideoGameLif TheVideoGameLife (@TheVideoGameLif) reported

    @TheWelshGamer93 @MrboomstickXL In fairness, Xbox is the only other substantial company that is openly building a cloud based gaming service so it's direct competition. However if cloud based gaming is the future then as you say why hasn't he chose Sony or Nintendo as surely everyone is at risk...

  • fuzzytypewriter certified refurbished paul montgomery (2018) (@fuzzytypewriter) reported

    1997. We’re looking at Crash Bandicoot 2 on my PS1. Or, I may have a rented Nintendo 64 and Pilot Wings 64, because I was into some traaaaash.

  • psishadow1 psishadow (@psishadow1) reported

    @eckoxsoldier I’ve been getting a lot of lag spikes on Nintendo Switch that are like 30 seconds to a minute

  • Ace_Palm3r ♠~ÁçëPãlmér~♠ (@Ace_Palm3r) reported

    I'm deleting you as a friend on snap or Instagram if y'all videos got that nintendo, pixel, lagging graphic motion...

  • ArmoredChocobo Armored Chocobo (@ArmoredChocobo) reported

    @Nintendokid88 @ACCFDestiny @NintendoAmerica Not so much a problem as a missed opportunity. Could have been that you can play one of the other species and you can choose to lend the humans a hand, metaphorically speaking. Or you can make things hard for them.

  • KPopFanZoneMB 0Myrath0 (@KPopFanZoneMB) reported

    @FortniteGame PLEASSEEEE MAKE NINTENDO SWITCH PLAYERS MATCH UP WITH PPL OTHER THAN NINTENDO AND MOBILE THIS UPDATE RUINED THE GAME FOR NINTENDO SWITCH PLAYERS THAT CAN ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME FIX IT AT LEAST FOR DUOS AND SQUADS

  • Yoshi_8888_Yt Yoshi_8888 #StopYoshiAbuse (@Yoshi_8888_Yt) reported

    @OBE1plays Also wanted to add if Nintendo will ever put any of they're games on a different console I would have no problem with it, but don't see that happening anytime soon or ever at all.

  • ZeknifSokolniki Zachary K. Navakuku (@ZeknifSokolniki) reported

    @doomlord557 @MrLocazo212 @Blue__Striker @AmyMansonLondon @tonygig My guess is that Nintendo really isn't excited for Live Action adaptations after the Mario Live Action movie way back when. There are going to be serious trust issues between them and western film makers and I'm genuinely surprised we are even getting Detective Pikachu.

  • Anime10121 Anime10121 (@Anime10121) reported

    @NeoLeoFareneit I'm not... there'll always be enough console exclusive japanese titles to keep me from ever devoting to a PC (KH, Persona, any Nintendo title, niche rpgs/action games). PC's and compatibility issues are too much of a pain to deal with to me to ever give up the ease of consoles

  • True_Nidas Nidas (@True_Nidas) reported

    Just played the same MK 3 times in a row, fix your ******* shit Nintendo

  • pkvstheworld PK Versus The World (@pkvstheworld) reported

    I still haven't pulled the trigger on getting the Nintendo Switch online service yet. I might have to in April.

  • KoonboatG KOONBOAT Green (@KoonboatG) reported

    @Minecraft I have a Problem when playing minecraft on nintendo switch when shields came out on nintendo game my game Freeze every minute

  • drsjclarke Simon (@drsjclarke) reported

    @NintendoUK absolutely crap customer service sent in my son’s docking station but apparently due to a ‘stock take’ will take 3 weeks to look at it. It’s only 3 months old😬😬

  • Brendan15415412 Brendan (@Brendan15415412) reported

    @HMKilla @Stealth40k @OBE1plays It’s the same reason why, as much as I would like it, I don’t see Xbox Live becoming the online service for the switch. Nintendo likes to do their own thing. That being said, I hope having a superior online service on their system makes them stop and think about their own service

  • Ecneretic Terence Ong (@Ecneretic) reported

    Extremely good and reliable service. Please find him to do your nintendo switch repair and customizing services!

  • ChrisGl38651538 Psychobusa (@ChrisGl38651538) reported

    @Estonian_Raider Nothing just server down again screwing us grinders and giving us losses on solo battles but not until only 35 seconds left in ur game I think its time to just start playing Nintendo games again because I'm done with EA sports games nothing but a waste of money and time!!!

  • JustRio_1 JustRio (@JustRio_1) reported

    @HarryInkling Got to love Nintendo and the lag...he probably exploded 4 seconds later and was like what was that....who splatted me lol.

Nintendo Switch Online Most Common Errors

List of the most commonly reported error codes and fixes:
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