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

April 19: Problems at Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online is having issues since 07:00 PM EST. Are you also affected? Leave a message in the comments.

Most Reported Problems:

  • Online Play (55.09%)
  • Sign in (32.34%)
  • Glitches (5.39%)
  • Matchmaking (3.59%)
  • Game Crash (3.59%)

Nintendo Switch Online Outage Map

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Nintendo Switch Online Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • SignsOfLight Dave Go デイブゴー (@SignsOfLight) reported

    @ulymaldo @NintendoAmerica Uh, it was past 9AM PT when I tweeted this so the game should have been released already. I didn’t tweet this prior to the release time. After they fixed the eShop issue, the game became playable. Stop responding to random strangers’ tweets just to - wrongly - defend Nintendo.

  • martell_sincere Mr. Martell Sincere™ (@martell_sincere) reported

    Gotta get my #joycons fixed from @NintendoAmerica and it'll take 2 weeks to hopefully they fix the issues of the wobby and joycons popping out by itself. Thank goodness for an warranty. 😃😄 #NintendoSwitch

  • InfinityJawn Mr. Magic Cunt (@InfinityJawn) reported

    @NintendoAmerica ganon is broken

  • SpartanDumpster Can be ate? (@SpartanDumpster) reported

    @RicepirateMick @NintendoAmerica Of course, because Nintendo wouldn't catch and resolve, if not prevent the issue of including a slur from purposefully being used in one of their games. No, two-bit journalists know more than a 100+ year old billion dollar corporation.

  • danieljbrisbin 𝑾𝑬 𝑨𝑹𝑬 𝑻𝑯𝑬 dan (@danieljbrisbin) reported

    @danielkfriesen @Nintendo Cancel Xbox and Netflix problem solved

  • AmberBurger4 Amber Burger (@AmberBurger4) reported

    @thef_ckery @NintendoAmerica Maybe one day with Splatoon 79 they’ll fix it 😂

  • NintendoGeek94 Ngeek (@NintendoGeek94) reported

    The problem why we never see good nintendo games get Game Of The Year is because they always release them at the end of the year

  • xxyundaimexxx Revelo🎄 (@xxyundaimexxx) reported

    @TheDragonwing9 Yeah, fortunately Nintendo Fixed their servers and i managed to get my data back. Thank god Back ups exist, it seemed to be a problem due to a failed installation of the update, probably because servers exploded xD

  • dionelkissoler1 Dionelkis (@dionelkissoler1) reported

    @NintendoAmerica And we would appreciate if this issues stop happening, online is no longer free, so fix it!!

  • Godkua 🅱️ (@Godkua) reported

    @Acidity_Splat @NintendoAmerica Maybe you can still ask costumer service about it

  • geoholyhart Geo (@geoholyhart) reported

    @GrayFoxMacLeod I keep expecting the obvious Nintendo stuff like another Sonic character maybe or older properties like Geno, Banjo, Issac or Goemon, but watch it be something off the wall like Crash Bandicoot or Laura Croft.

  • geoholyhart Geo (@geoholyhart) reported

    @GrayFoxMacLeod I keep expecting the obvious Nintendo stuff like another Sonic character maybe or older properties like Geno, Banjo, Issac or Goemon, but watch it be something off the wall like Crash Bandicoot or Laura Croft.

  • snowblind_sd snowblind @ P3 (@snowblind_sd) reported

    @CatalystNB god I wish Nintendo would fix their wifi

  • A_Life64 A| α Life64 (@A_Life64) reported

    @alpharadtv @NintendoAmerica @NintendoVS FIX THIS NOW

  • SeatsSuwoo SuwooLeatherSeats (@SeatsSuwoo) reported

    @alpharadtv @NintendoAmerica FIX THIS

  • itschucktastic Chuck Ximil (@itschucktastic) reported from Erwin, North Carolina

    So #Cuphead is finally out for the Nintendo switch. I pray for all those poor soon to be broken switches. #ragequittersbeware #CupheadSwitch #cupheadnojoke #goodluck

  • Afrosnacc ↪️Tummy Fetish↩️ (@Afrosnacc) reported

    Nintendo didn't crash yesterday for this

  • MiniMartinYTO Mini Martin (@MiniMartinYTO) reported

    @NintendoAmerica And since there are likely gonna be many forms of Goo there are likely some enemies that of course need a certain Goo color to be defeated, likely colored Goo would be used as a tipping point for the games, like they might fix retcons LITTERLY with Goo.

  • Morag_Antiqua Mòrag Antiqua (@Morag_Antiqua) reported

    @So_Ethereal ...it's more a financial problem for more independants/not AAA devellopers. In any case, I won't buy any consoles except from Nintendo, so... But there's going to have even more stratification in the community, like poors and richs...

  • haus_cook CookHaus (@haus_cook) reported

    @NintendoCade @ZeldaUniverse I remember when that issue of Nintendo Power came out... I feel so old.

  • P_Diddle1984 Buckeye Pat (@P_Diddle1984) reported

    @NintendoAmerica needs to get their shit together. . Just waited an hour to download a game for my son(my dL speed is 1gbps but Nintendo servers are garbage) on for an error when it completed. Downloaded it again(another 30 minutes) and AGAIN error. . . Refund time

  • BlainesInstinct ⚡Pkmn Masters⚡ (@BlainesInstinct) reported

    I was not expecting a 13% jump in #Nintendo stock after the terrible server issues people were having yesterday haha just made 110 bucks tho 😏 thank you #NintendoSwitch

  • Platitudinous_X Platitudinous (@Platitudinous_X) reported

    @NaomiNoriChu "A communication error has occurred." Thanks Nintendo, you should've noticed that a few minutes ago

  • Badusername2128 Peanut apparently (Sam) (@Badusername2128) reported

    @Cuyoya Theres a reason I havent played any smash since first attempt. The game is only really fun online for me amd that works like absolute ass like whats the point. Im paying for a service that isnt working. Thanks nintendo

  • Cappy641 Cappy64 (@Cappy641) reported

    @RogersBase @NintendoAmerica @YouTube Plot twist: NIntendo don’t com me to is app apartment, team it was Error Code 2137-8096

  • KaiserD187 KaiserD187 (@KaiserD187) reported

    Nah nintendo gotta fix the lag online wit Smash

  • AceOfSp79239658 water is not fucking wet (@AceOfSp79239658) reported

    My game ******* died when I was on Quickplay and now I got banned for three hours straight. This is the first disconnect I've ever had in SSBU. **** the people at Nintendo who thought it would be a good idea to make bans on people who disconnect, even if it's by accident.

  • merf812 Mat Ruff (@merf812) reported

    .@NintendoAmerica seriously, what is up with the lag on Smash online. I understood it at launch, but even with the 3.0 update. #SmashBrosUltimate

  • KranoLogicWorks Krano. Just Krano. (@KranoLogicWorks) reported

    Strawman. I'm calling the service shit, the Nintendo which is fine.

  • Daniel_Vebelle Daniel Vebelle (@Daniel_Vebelle) reported

    @LaurakBuzz The main issue with the article is the fact it was so heavy handed and claimed without a doubt that the R word was used in the soundtrack (even though Nintendo censored out other words from songs) and the fact that this article only exists BECAUSE Joker was trending... (1/2)

  • KranoLogicWorks Krano. Just Krano. (@KranoLogicWorks) reported

    This isn't even about valve anymore, Nintendo is a paid service with servers maintained (or at least should be) by that extra money. And valve doesn't experience these problems, even when there is a massive influx of players.

  • squatterbadge Slartibartifast Overdrive (@squatterbadge) reported

    @KranoLogicWorks Nintendo charges because people pay for it. I'm part of the problem, I paid to keep playing Splatoon. You ultimately have the better argument here, but I still don't think this is a catch all proving the Switch a bad system.

  • KranoLogicWorks Krano. Just Krano. (@KranoLogicWorks) reported

    My point is that this issues are at least as common as they are on PC, if not worse. Yet Nintendo charges for online. Also the fact they do not have backups or ways to prevent a massive outage. That was my point this entire time.

  • squatterbadge Slartibartifast Overdrive (@squatterbadge) reported

    @KranoLogicWorks Fair point. Paying for online is stupid, but it is also stupid to expect Nintendo to be able to forsee literally all potential problems. A DLC bricking their servers definitely wasn't something they could have predicted.

  • blancobillions b.b. (@blancobillions) reported

    the fact that crash bandicoot games are available on nintendo and xbox is completely insane.. can u imagine how much effort Sony put in to make that their mascot 😰

  • KranoLogicWorks Krano. Just Krano. (@KranoLogicWorks) reported

    "Servers aren't invincible" nice straw man when the agrument is about why Nintendo doesn't have backups and/or anything that could of prevented the issue.

  • Jabal_Riq Yami Senpai (@Jabal_Riq) reported

    @JTrnvp Yeah but that came way later. I'm talking about that era in the 90s where Sony, Nintendo and Sega were all trying to establish cartoonish, friendly mascots. Sony came up with Spyro and Crash to compete with Mario.

  • FeddieV2 Gamer Nae Nae (@FeddieV2) reported

    @NintendoAmerica We pay $20 for online and we get shit P2P and problems like this, we just want dedicated servers. P2P should be free, and if we are forced to pay, create dedicated servers.

  • GamerWolfYT GamerWolfYT (@GamerWolfYT) reported

    @NintendoAmerica That's great to here! But I have an issue... In super smash Brothers ultimate I have purchased joker from challenger pack 1 and for some reason I have not unlocked him in the game yet. Please let me know if there is something I can do to fix this.

  • RakinTheLeaves 🐬MacoPaco🐬 (@RakinTheLeaves) reported

    @NintendoAmerica your online service sucks, give us dedicated servers. I will gladly pay for a good online experience.

  • SChoiceVJ vj (@SChoiceVJ) reported

    Joker is a really well designed character, even to the point where it makes me want to give Persona 5 a 2nd try. BUT (incoming biggest 1st world problem) it does bug me that him and a few of other characters had way more time spent on than most of the famous Nintendo characters

  • skroob123 skroob (@skroob123) reported

    i contacted nintendo customer service and they don't know what to do about it yet. just... Let Me Have Joker

  • KranoLogicWorks Krano. Just Krano. (@KranoLogicWorks) reported

    And yet again, Valve's service is free and they make no money off online fees. Nintendo charges $20 for online.

  • Hynessiiee52 Chimmichungas (@Hynessiiee52) reported

    @ElgatoSupport Xbox one. Yes it passes through the Elgato to my monitor but won't capture the Xbox so I can stream it. I've had the same issue with my PS4 and Nintendo switch too :(

  • KranoLogicWorks Krano. Just Krano. (@KranoLogicWorks) reported

    Nintendo makes a shit ton of money off a paid online service where valve charges nothing, and valve even has improved over the years. I have rarely heard anything about about Valve's customer service, in fact, I never had a problem not heard anybody else have one either.

  • figurativeleigh Leigh Cheri (@figurativeleigh) reported

    I tried to write "super new" and autocorrect changed it to super Nintendo and seriously I have no issues with that

  • skytied Az (@skytied) reported

    @ventywenty Apparently its an issue a lot of users are having and nintendo has even said to let it drain several times (2-6), charge it and repeat and the battery charge indicator will improve gradually.

  • Fuckup_Queen Anna👑 (@Fuckup_Queen) reported

    @jamedina17 @Hydrocity_SSB @nherron128 @SoldierJ420 @NintendoAmerica I mean you can butch about it but you gotta understand that this is a common occurrence when a sudden influx of people jump in. Everyone has these issues

  • Striker_BH Striker (@Striker_BH) reported

    It honestly surprises me that instead of fixing Isabelle they added more problems. Not cool Nintendo

  • Jdesrosiers Jonathan Desrosiers (@Jdesrosiers) reported

    Wow, the stage builder feature in Smash Ultimate, as far as sharing and downloading levels, is locked behind paying for their rip-off online service. That's dumb, guess I'll just not use that feature then. Hopefully they don't do that with Mario Maker 2 @Nintendo @NintendoAmerica

  • sonicforces william @ AKECHI JOKER (@sonicforces) reported

    @kisekisymphony @Bee_Kirby im 100% sure it's just a misheard lyric since it doesn't make sense at all with the rest of the lyrics and im positive nintendo wouldn't let it slide i just kinda wish kotaku wouldve focused on Actual Problems rather than looking for ones that don't exist and touting it as fact

  • jamedina17 Albert Medina (@jamedina17) reported

    @Fuckup_Queen @Hydrocity_SSB @nherron128 @SoldierJ420 @NintendoAmerica I can understand at launch having issues but we are two years in now. Don’t get me wrong, I love Nintendo. But we can’t just say ok we just have to accept this. I’m sure they are working to prevent this in the future .

  • Blaine38106691 Rexx (@Blaine38106691) reported

    @NintendoAmerica Yo nintendo my eshop is not working explain to me plz

  • Deetz_Meerkat Probably not a lazily named Deetz Alt (@Deetz_Meerkat) reported

    @ribnose I dunno. You're not wrong to be upset with the situation, but at the same time I don't know how to rectify the situation. I'm fairly sure even if Nintendo had kept supporting the Wii U and the Switch you'd still have this issue.

  • GoobGooey Gibby (@GoobGooey) reported

    Smash Ultimate online makes me legitimately sad because of how horrifically bad it is, I just wanna play your game Nintendo please I am begging you to fix this especially considering I am paying for an online service that is practically unplayable.

  • GARU_Sw GARU (@GARU_Sw) reported

    Got Joker. But it still won't let me download it because server error even a day later lmfao nintendo.

  • otakuproray SunBeam ink (@otakuproray) reported

    @Homobound @Kozoukom Same happened to me but the only way to fix it is to send it to Nintendo and get your switch repaired😂😁

  • TK_Ballad TKB (@TK_Ballad) reported

    @IntroSpecktive I'd be fine with getting #2 in December, and the rest throughout all 2020, as long as Nintendo keeps their servers in good shape and not crash again.

  • TheEpicFace410 Dill-kun (@TheEpicFace410) reported

    **** smash bros welp idk what this update did but I’ve been getting nonstop stamina matches, team matches, items on, and my settings are fine @NintendoAmerica FIX YOUR GAME

  • SuperDuperJamal The Real LG Mattic (@SuperDuperJamal) reported from Brooklyn, New York

    Fix GSP. Fix GSP. Fix Online. This shit is so dumb busted it makes no ******* sense. @NintendoAmerica

Nintendo Switch Online Most Common Errors

List of the most commonly reported error codes and fixes:
  • 2002
  • 20110
  • 2110
  • 2124
  • 2137
  • 2153
  • 2160
  • 2162
  • 2168
  • 2811