Following weekenddowntime, Switch Sports servers will be restored online

Following weekenddowntime, Switch Sports servers will be restored online

Nintendo has announced that it will return its Switch Sports servers tomorrow, 18th October, with players affected by recent interruptions getting an additional week to their Nintendo Switch Online membership.

Switch Sports'' servers were deleting and saving data backups were suspended on Friday, while Nintendo investigated a significant flaw in the game''s pre-match loading screen, causing crashes in both online and offline play.

Servers and save data backup functionality have not been restored since then, but Nintendo Japan has now offered a website update (thanks VGC), confirming that the crash was caused by a save writing error under certain conditions, and that it will be restoring all functionality later this week.

The server maintenance will come to an end on Monday, October 18, and Nintendo will begin distributing Switch Sports'' 1.2.2 update. It said online play will once again be available following this update, but notes that players who desire to make use of its save data storage service will need to wait for a second update, 1.2.3, which will run this Thursday, 20th October.

Nintendo is yet to provide a regional date for the return of Switch Sports'' services, but I''ll update the story if they differ greatly from the above.

Nintendo predicts to extend all Switch Sports subscriptions by a week from 18th October to 3rd November. Besides, it plans to increase the game''s "Play with people around the world" point multiplier for all events. It also plans to offer a way to obtain items that could not be obtained this weekend at some point in the future.

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