I know Nintendo Online isn't required to get the game, but is it required to play the online modes? The servers are run by Psyonix so I would assume no, but you never know with Nintendo. I don't have a Switch myself yet so I can't test it out.

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No, Nintendo Online is not required. I played Rocket League online with my Switch before I had a Nintendo Online subscription. You do need to create an account with Epic Games, but that is free and easy to do.


According to a blog post on Rocket League's website (posted in 2020 when the free-to-play update was announced), a paid subscription for Nintendo Switch Online services is not required to play online for Rocket League

PlayStation Plus on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch Online will no longer be required for online play on those platforms.

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