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Cloud saves for Nintendo Switch games were a long overdue addition but the launch of Nintendo Switch Online finally enabled you to back up your save data online. For a portable system that can be easily dropped, stolen or left on the bus, it was arguably an essential feature that should have been there from the very beginning, but better late than never, huh?

Before this (and currently, if you're not subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online), save data remained tied the console itself (unless you transferred it manually or performed a System Transfer to move all your data to a new Switch, of course). Unfortunately, not all games are compatible with the service due to concerns over potential cheating. In this day and age it's curious that there isn't a better solution than to remove the feature entirely, but there's a growing selection of titles which don't support Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves, and it includes some big first-party titles.

Below is a list of all the titles that are incompatible with its Nintendo Switch Online Cloud Save feature and can't have their save data backed up in the cloud. All of the following games have been verified via our personal library or the Switch eShop:

1-2-Switch
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (upcoming)
Asphalt 9: Legends (although in-game data is saved by the developer)
Blade II - The Return Of Evil
Bookbound Brigade
Catan
Color Zen Kids
DAEMON X MACHINA
Dark Souls: Remastered
Dawn of the Breakers
Dead By Daylight (although in-game data is saved by the developer)
Dungeon Stars
Eternal Card Game (although in-game data is saved by the developer)
FIFA 18
FIFA 19
FIFA 20
Exorder
Fortnite (although an Epic Games account is used to save all game progress across platforms)
Gems of War
Go Vacation
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Jumanji: The Video Game
Lanternium
Lightseekers (although cross-platform saves are supported externally by the developer)
Miniature - The Story Puzzle
Mistover
Modern Combat Blackout
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
New Super Lucky's Tale
Nidhogg 2
Orbitblazers (although in-game data is saved by the developer)
Overwatch: Legendary Edition (although cloud saves are supported externally by Blizzard)
Pixel Devil and the Broken Cartridge
Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokémon Sword
Pokémon Shield
The Raven Remastered
Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (although cloud saves are supported in-game with a 2K account)
Speaking Simulator
Splatoon 2
Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission
Taimumari: Complete Edition
The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game (although in-game data is saved by the developer)
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions (although cross-platform saves are supported externally by the developer)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

We'll update this list as and when more games that don't support Nintendo Switch cloud saves come to light.