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How to Start an Online Game (Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online)

Instructions on how to start an online game using Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online.


You can play online with users you have added as Nintendo Switch friends.

Additional Information:

  • An active Nintendo Switch Online membership and internet access are required to use this software online.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Access the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online software.
  2. From the menu on the left, select "Play Online". You can opt to set a passcode for the online game, which you will need to share with the second player.
  3. You can begin playing while you wait for a second person to join the game by selecting "Play While You Wait".
    • A notification will briefly appear on the screen once a second player joins the game.