Nintendo Switch Sports is now officially available (at least in some parts of the world), and as usual with a new game nowadays, Nintendo has issued a day one update. In the case of Switch Sports, Version 1.1.0 will unlock online play.
Here are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's Japanese support page:
Ver. 1.1.0 [2022.4.28]
- You can now play the "Play with people from all over the world" mode.
- You can now play "Play with friends" [online] mode.
- Fixed some issues to make the game more comfortable to play.
*You need the latest updates to play online elements.
And here's a Google-translated Nintendo tweet about Version 1.1.0:
"We are distributing the update data Ver.1.1.0 of the Nintendo Switch software "Nintendo Switch Sports" released today. By downloading this update data, you will be able to play the "Play with people around the world" and "Play with friends" modes."
As noted, this update is required if you want really join in on the fun and games. Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome has also shared some additional insights to the backend of the game - noting how some additional sports are text referenced, and how it's got the "same netcode style" as Super Mario Party.
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