Here's why everyone is upset with the Nintendo Switch Online app

Lena Tucker
July 20, 2017

With this app, you can check game-specific services (e.g., SplatNet 2 for Splatoon 2), invite friends to play with you via social media, and use voice chat while gaming. More users can enjoy the online app since it has been made available for both iOS and Android users.

Keen to give Splatoon 2's voice chat and lobby system a whirl, I summoned the help of a friend.

The biggest features are inviting friends to play with you in private or public games and chatting them up via voice chat. Then - switching over to his phone - he used the app to invite me.

"'Splatoon 2" is more of the same. After that, you'll need a paid membership to keep using the app. For Splatoon 2, the SplatNet 2 feature will have all of this functionality, as well as a special gear shop, a stats and records menu and stage schedules that are regularly updated.

Splatoon 2 is set to launch on July 21. Ranked League's are for you and friends to go head to head with other groups, and Salmon Run is Splatoon 2's take on horde mode and is a great addition to the line up of game options, especially if you have a team able to work together against the onslaught. Thankfully, we've got you covered on the basics. This game will sell Switches.

Since online party chat has been essentially perfected since the early days of Xbox Live, with even the original Xbox allowing in-game voice chat by simply plugging a headset into the memory card port of your controller. Going forward, all games we add will bump others off the bottom as we slowly move from a comprehensive list to a curated list of the games you ought to be playing on the Switch.

Our first taste of Nintendo's new online service is here. This means that your phone's battery life will be drained at an nearly unreal pace. The app shall then serve as the hub for interactive capabilities such as voice chat. In celebration of the occasion, Nintendo UK has just released a launch trailer showcasing the game's modes.

Whether Nintendo's ambitions will pay off, who can say.

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