Monopoly launched on the Switch yesterday, which means you can finally put the dog-eared and battered board game your family has had since 1986 (which has loads of pieces missing and half the money is gone) back in the cupboard where it belongs. Yay!
Well, no quite. Those who have downloaded the game are reporting painful loading times of between five and ten minutes - Kotaku even clocked a 13 minute, 42 second load time. Gulp.
Thankfully, there is a fix - after the game is downloaded from the eShop, power-down your Switch entirely. This reduces the load times to around 10 seconds, which is - as you will agree - much more manageable.
It would seem this workaround is only possible due to a day one patch which was issued alongside the game yesterday. Ubisoft is aware of the problem, and is working on a better solution:
We are aware of a loading time issue with Monopoly for Nintendo Switch and our teams are working on a patch to resolve the issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, players should reboot their Nintendo Switch prior to starting Monopoly for Nintendo Switch. We will share an update when the issue has been resolved.
It should be noted that the physical release of the game doesn't seem to suffer from this issue, just the download version.
Aside from the load times, what do you make of Mono Poly (sorry, Monopoly) so far? let us know with a comment.