A new update of Nintendo Switch Online has surprised Nintendo Switch subscribers, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED with no, not two, but three features that should have been included with the Subscription Service at Launch. As all SWITCH online subscribers will know, the subscription service is quite mediocre in terms of what it offers compared to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold, similar services in PlayStation and Xbox, respectively. This is excusable to a certain extent since it is substantially cheaper, but there are certain things that are not excusable. For example, until the most recent update, there was no way to change your state online.
In addition to this, you can now see your friend code and see which of your friends are online. This may sound as basic functions, but they were basic functions that were missing in the subscription service until this week. Nintendo does not say why it took so long to add these functions, but the subscribers are happy to see them finally implemented.
Next, you can see the official and complete patch notes of the update:
- The general design of the application has been updated.
- Now you can see which of your friends are online.
- You can change the configuration of your status online.
- You can see your friend code.
- Other minor changes have also been implemented.
With Nintendo now winning more money than ever with Nintendo Switch Online with the “expansion package”, the subscription service may begin to be improved and refined, but, for now, it remains to be seen if this will really happen. If that is the plan, it is a slow plan. And with rumors and leaks that begin to emerge on the next Nintendo console, it is possible that the online switch improvement as a service continues in the background.
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