After revealing Basketball would be coming to Nintendo Switch Sports recently, Nintendo has now officially released this free court sport update.

As already revealed, it comes with a trio of different game modes including two-on-two matches, a solo three-point contest, and a 'Five Streak Battle'. Included with this is local and online multiplayer support as well.

Here's the full rundown, courtesy of Nintendo's support page. In addition to Basketball, "several issues have been fixed" to improve the overall gameplay experience:

Latest update: Ver. 1.5.0 (Released July 9, 2024)


  • Basketball has been added. It can be enjoyed in all modes: Play Globally, Play Locally, and Play with Friends.


  • Several issues have been fixed to improve the gameplay experience.

As you can see above, Nintendo has also uploaded a new overview trailer featuring both Basketball and Golf. The free update for Golf was added to Switch Sports in 2022.

Will you be returning to this game to try out Basketball? Let us know in the comments.