Nintendo Switch Online wipes cloud save data for expired subscriptions

Isaac Cain
September 16, 2018

However, for Super Smash Bros. enthusiasts, there was some important news about when they can expect to get their hands not only on the title but some themed hardware too. Thankfully for those who enjoy playing Fortnite on Switch, it turns out Nintendo won't require the subscription to play certain online games, including but not limited to Fortnite.

These cool retro controllers for the Switch console look a lot like the originals.

Another thing to keep in mind with cloud saves is that Nintendo has said it won't be available for all games.

Nintendo will be launching its online gaming service, Nintendo Switch Online on September 18. If you are unable to launch Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, then please try connecting to the internet again. Nintendo's online service, opening from 19 Sept, will cost £3.49 / $3.99 for one month or £17.99 / $19.99 for 12 months.

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Meanwhile, the cloud saves is another example of Nintendo's shortcomings in the online realm. These include a cute customised console with a Poke Ball Plus and the Let's Go Pikachu game.

You will be able to access cloud saves on a friend's device and transfer your files to a new unit if some calamity occurs.

Nintendo has only revealed two exclusive deals for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers to this point.

More than likely, Nintendo specifically mentioned Fortnite as an exception to the model due to its vast popularity and presence among adolescent gamers, a demographic less likely to be able to pay for the membership.

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