Questions tagged [nintendo-switch]

The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid home and portable console by Nintendo. Use this tag for questions about Nintendo Switch hardware and software or game features unique to the Nintendo Switch.

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Is it possible to share Nintendo accounts with multiple Switches playing different games simultaneously?

Tried to Google this question but couldn't find anyone describing the scenario I'm interested in: Suppose I have a Switch A that is registered as the primary Switch which in this scenario will not ...
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A game I did not purchase appears on my Switch library

In my Switch games library, there is a game that I do not own, both digitally and physically, that shows up in the "See more games" page. The icon when I hover the game is the cloud ...
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What do I press to move all of a certain item to a chest?

How do I move multiple stacks of the same item from my inventory to a chest or from a chest to my inventory on Nintendo Switch?
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Which handheld console performs better with larger game ports?

I own the Nintendo Switch and am quite happy with its format when it comes to travelling and playing on the go, but the hardware sure has its limitations and struggles with bigger games, especially ...
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Switch 4-player 2 controller split-screen games catalog? [closed]

I have a few friends coming over but only 2 controllers. Is there a catalog for 4-player split-screen games we could play with just 2 controllers (an example of such a game: Just Dance 2022)? The ...
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How to shout in Skyrim on the Switch?

I have killed three dragons and it is equipped to my ZL button. Every time I press ZL, it just punches people though. What am I doing wrong? I'm trying to shout for the Greybeards and it won't let me. ...
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Can a Nintendo Account's games be shared across multiple Switches in a household?

Can games purchased digitally from the eShop with a single Nintendo Account be played on multiple Switches in a household? I'm reading a Nintendo support article to try to understand the answer to my ...
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How to do local multiplayer in Gang Beasts on Switch?

It's our first time playing Gang Beasts and we are stuck at this screen. It's the Nintendo Switch version of the game. The game is officially listed as supporting multiplayer of 1-4 players on a ...
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Can "Pillars of Eternity" be finished on Nintendo Switch?

Pillars of Eternity is famously broken on Nintendo Switch, with the developers having refused to patch it. I'm wondering if it's possible to finish the main game and the two-part expansion pack, even ...
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Starlink: Battle for Atlas - DLC options explained

Looking over the different Starlink bundles, I had the impression that "Deluxe Edition" was more complete than "Digital Edition". And while I had read that Fox McCloud is included ...
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What should I look for when upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage?

For someone considering upgrading the storage of their Nintendo Switch — taking into account that a newer version of the Switch may be released in the future that supports microSD cards with faster ...
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How can I safely set up port forwarding to play Nintendo Switch games online?

Nintendo's official guidance for setting up Port Forwarding for Nintendo Switch Online play is... extremely bad. They suggest forwarding all ports in an extremely irresponsible and insecure manner. ...
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Nintendo switch: can you copy "save data" to external storage? If yes, how?

In the past I have lost all my data: When my harddrive broke on my PC when my daughter's tablet broke and she lost all of her Minecraft worlds from the last three years Ever since those two ...
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Switch won't recognize my wired Horipad+, but my PC does

My Switch doesn't recognize my wired Horipad+; when I plug it into my Switch dock, the console does not recognize the controller and its status LEDs do not light up. However, the controller works fine ...
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Dragon Ball FighterZ character DLC options

I have Dragon Ball FighterZ for Nintendo Switch, and I am considering adding some fighter characters via DLC. But I am finding the options a little confusing. There are the following products (not ...
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What is the "HORI Deluxe Wheel Attachment Mario" product for?

I ordered HORI Deluxe Wheel Attachment Mario a little quickly and without thinking. What is the added value of this product? The steering wheel can be rotated, but the rotation is not recognized. You ...
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Toddlers never remove/change "Nintendo Game Card" properly, are there any possible risks to the hardware?

The toddlers constantly generate this error because they don't exit the game cleanly when they remove the Nintendo Game Card. Software closed because game card was removed In German the error is ...
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Nintendo Switch parental controls: play time was limited, but the time runs even if not playing

I have set a play time limit for my toddlers. Strangely, the time continues to run, even if not in a game. For example, when they have a break and eat something, put away the Nintento, but the time ...
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Do I risk a ban from Nintendo in general if I install software from GitHub?

Quote from Can You Watch Videos From an SD Card on Nintendo Switch? There is an unofficial workaround to the lack of a decent media player on the Switch. This involves using something called custom ...
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How can I summon falling block on Switch? [duplicate]

I've tried summoning it but it won't work. I'm on Switch too, so I guess that's why.
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How does "Nintendo Switch Parental Controls" work? How does it protect children if you don't want to install the mobile app?

I want to have as few apps as possible on my mobile device, so I have not installed the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls mobile app. During setup, I specified that the child is under 8 years old and ...
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Does the Portal Companion Collection for Switch support keyboard/mouse controls?

Does the Portal Companion Collection for Nintendo Switch support keyboard/mouse input? If so, is there anything I need to know about setting it up? At the time of this writing Nintendo does not ...
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Switch: The game is rated for toddlers 3+ but very much text they can not yet read

Animal Crossing™: New Horizons is rated for toddlers 3+ but very much text they can not yet read. Is the text also available as audio? The language 3+ toddlers understand roughly, but the text not at ...
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What's the difference between Charging, Official Charger, and USB Charger profiles in sys-clk manager?

In the Nintendo Switch homebrew overclocking application sys-clk, you can set different clock speeds based on 5 power profiles: Docked, Handheld, Charging, Official Charger, and USB Charger. Docked ...
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Can Switch parental controls restrict shop access?

I'm looking into buying a Nintendo Switch for a kid. Is it possible to restrict access to the "shop" with parental controls? I don't want her to be able to download different free games and ...
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Using BEBONCOOL B41 controllers to play on Windows through Steam?

I have two BEBONCOOL B41 controllers. I've used them successfully with my Switch in the past. Now I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to use them as controllers for playing Portal (through Steam)...
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Asphalt 9 no longer runs on Switch - connection error 1252

Asphalt 9 apparently updated itself on my Switch a couple of days ago. Since then, I can no longer play; launching the game shows me a connection-to-internet error (error code: 1252). Does anyone know ...
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How do I play S.A.W. vs Rebels in Super Animal Royale?

I'm on switch and want to try this gamemode but I can't find it. It's not listed with the other gamemodes (solos, duos, squads, bwoking dead). Does it require season pass or something, or is it not ...
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Nintendo Switch for a transatlantic traveller - what factors to consider?

As a family, we are expecting to spend the next few years traveling between the UK and the US, spending extended periods in each country. My son has a birthday coming up and a Nintendo Switch seems ...
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How to fix Nintendo Switch screen stretched vertically on 5:4 monitor?

I have a Nintendo Switch plugged into an old 5:4 (1024x1080) monitor. The screen is stretched vertically pretty badly. I'd rather have a non-stretched image that doesn't completely fill the screen, ...
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How much space is required for Kingdom Hearts Cloud Version?

Even though Kingdom Hearts Cloud needs online access or network, how much space is needed to play on the Switch?
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How to put add-ons on Minecraft for Nintendo Switch?

How can I add an add-on, or hack my Minecraft on Nintendo Switch lite? Can anyone help me?
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Why is analog stick drift so associated with the Nintendo Switch's Joycons? [closed]

AFAIK, analog stick drift has been reported in every analog stick controller I'm familiar with, apparently fixable by painstakingly scraping out dust and gunk. However, the issue seems to be most ...
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Speed of MicroSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch

I want to extend the storage available on my Switch (OLED) with a MicroSDXC card. The officially licensed ones have the following specs: Sequential Read Performance Up to 100MB/s Sequential Write ...
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Speaking with Silence shot by arrow glitch

I got to the cutscene where Karliah shoot me with the arrow and they talk but now I'm stuck, looking at Karliah, and Mercer won't move up. I've tried waiting like 18 days (seriously) still just ...
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Do strawberries in Celeste Classic (Pico-8) count toward the level strawberries?

There's several strawberries that can be collected in the hidden mini-game Celeste Classic on the Pico-8 terminal. Does collecting all of them count toward the level strawberry count? Or is the mini-...
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Having issue when playing Smash Ultimate in dock

I would be playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the dock and during gameplay the TV screen goes like a greyish black color like it disconnected BUT the music is still playing and going to the home ...
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Play Movies (mp4 files) on Nintendo Switch

I heard that I can't just put files onto the SD card, because it won't play. How can I watch movies (mp4 files like from my camcorder) on the switch? Please don't suggest moviesanywhere.com since I ...
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How to transfer Minecraft worlds from/to a Switch for free?

I'd like to transfer MCBE worlds to and from my Nintendo Switch. I know that one way to do it is using a Realm, as detailed in this other question, but I would like to do it for free, and sticking ...
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Skyward Sword HD - Stuck without song for the harp

I have recently resumed Skyward Sword on Nintendo Switch and lost my trail in the adventure on how to proceed: I have directed both windmills on Skyloft and therefore raised the tower. I realized I ...
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Unable to play FIFA 2022 online matches on Nintendo Switch

I've been playing FIFA 2022 on a Nintendo Switch, for many months, the game and console are updated to the latest version, I have a Nintendo Online subscription and inside the game, I am able to ...
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My new Nintendo Switch Lite battery dies fast

I've got a Nintendo Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia edition, I've got it yesterday. I downloaded Fortnite and started playing it, everything was normal at first but then the battery started to die ...
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Considering Buying Second Switch - Transfer Game Data from Old Switch to New Switch

TLDR: How do I move a secondary account to a new Switch without losing the secondary account's game data My girlfriend and I currently share a Nintendo Switch, but sometimes we would like to play ...
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What are the letters and numbers above the ISSN called, and what do they mean?

What do the letters and numbers above the ISSN mean, and what are they called? HAC P ALZAA TRA-HAC-ALZAA-AUS-1 I'm presuming the "AUS" part is because it's the Australian version of the ...
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Streets of Rage 2 (Switch) Extended Options Screen

I have Streets of Rage 2 for my Nintendo Switch Lite. It came on the Sega Genesis Classics compilation. There's a secret code to access an Extended Options screen: On the main menu, hold A+B on the ...
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Can you rearrange items without using touch?

With Loop Hero coming to the Switch, it brings some controller support which works mostly. However there seems to be a limitation to it. Normally pressing ZR moves the cursor to your inventory so you ...
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Switch - Can I buy a DLC on my main account and play it with the game owned by a second account?

I play Animal Crossing with a digital copy in a second profile linked to my friend's account. I want to buy the DLC on my main account. This DLC will be shared to the second account in this situation? ...
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Can you copy the same Animal Crossing island to two different Switches?

I have one Switch (Switch-a) that I borrowed and was being used by two kids. I bought two more Switches (Switch-b, Switch-c). Can you copy the same island to two different switches without limitations,...
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Primary / secondary Switch accounts

My wife and I both own Switches. My account is set up on both Switches to purchase things. My account on my Switch is considered the primary and on my wife's Switch it's considered the secondary. I ...
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What is the battery difference between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Oled?

So, I was watching some Switch OLED videos on YouTube and the only thing they didn't cover was the battery life between OLED and regular model. Does anyone know the difference between the two?

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