Playing video games with friends is a necessity in the gaming world. Each platform offers different ways to play with friends, especially online. Nintendo Switch allows players to add their gaming buddies to their friends list and play together regardless of distance. While most of the methods for adding friends on different platforms are pretty straightforward, they can also be a bit difficult to navigate at times, especially for those who may not be familiar with these processes.
It is important to note that you will only be able to add 300 people to the Switch’s friends list. However, with the friend limit, adding friends on the Nintendo Switch is pretty straightforward.
Use friend codes
Although former President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime promised they will not be part of the Switch’s online infrastructure, the Switch still uses a modified version of the “Friend Code” system seen on previous Nintendo consoles. Used on the Wii and most recently the 3DS family of systems, the friend code is a 12-digit password that you can send to your friends outside of the console, which they can then enter to send a link request. friend.
Find your friend’s code
On the home page, click on your account icon in the upper left corner, shown in the figure below as “Steve’s Page”.
Your friend code is available in two places: On the destination menu (file), and below Add friend menu. This is the code you should send to your friends so they can find you.
How to add friends
On the user page, click Search by friend code and enter the user’s 12-digit code to send the Switch friend request.
If entered correctly, your friend’s nickname and user icon will pop up and you can confirm that you want to send the request.
Come back Add friend menu, you can check your pending requests in A friend request has been sent.
Unlike previous friend code systems, users who receive a request do not need to know the friend code of the sender to become a friend. Once accepted, the user will show up in Friends List on the user page.
Accept friend request
When someone sends you a friend request, a notification dot will appear next to you Add friend of the user page. The Friend request The inbox at the top of the menu tells you that someone has added you.
Click Friend request to view the requested user’s logo and nickname. From here you can accept, reject or block users.
Add local friends
If you currently have a few friends, you won’t have to bother with the friend code to add new friends.
You can search for Switch players nearby in Search for local users on Add friends menu of the user page. To find each other, each person must click on the same icon. Our best guess is that this is a parental control feature, albeit not an extremely complicated one.
After agreeing to a logo, find the user’s nickname and logo, then submit a request.
Note that adding local friends will not take effect until both users log into the online service.
Add friends you played with
Beyond the port, the Switch seems to allow you to add users you’ve played with before. After playing the online multiplayer game, go ahead Add friends on the user page. Here, click Search for users you have played with.
From here, just select the person you want to add and tap Send friend invitations button.
Add friends through the Nintendo app
Friends from official Nintendo apps – Super Mario Run, Miitomo, Fire hero symbol – the link with your Nintendo account will show up below Recommended friends inside Add friends menu of the user page. From here, you can skip the friend code generation process by clicking on a user and submitting a request.
Share your experiences on social networks
While this doesn’t technically make you more friends, you can ultimately exchange your friend codes by sharing the images via social media. The Switch has a nice sharing feature that lets you add photo captions and create memes for uploading to Facebook and Twitter.
On the user page, click User settings and scroll down Post on social networks to link Switch to your Facebook and Twitter account.
Once linked, go to the homepage and select Album.
Unfortunately the Switch doesn’t allow screenshots inside the album, but you can choose an image, add a caption and click Post to explode it on social media.
Add best friends
If you particularly like a friend, you can lift them up Best friend status. Navigate to your friends list and choose one of your favorite ones. Click Best friends Selection.
That user should now have a star in the top left corner of their icon. Sadly your best friend won’t be informed of their new importance in your life as marking best friends as a one-way street, but the star can be useful if you have one. loads of friends with the same avatar.
Delete / block friends
If you no longer want to befriend a particular user, you can unlink them. You can go one step further by blocking users, which will prohibit them from re-adding you.
Your Go Friends List and select the friend you want to delete.
Choose Delete friends or Grade level. If you change your mind then you can go in User settings and choose Manage the list of blocked users To open the door to become friends again.
As mentioned, Nintendo has said that more affordable methods to add friends are in the works. At some point, you can add friends through your Nintendo Network ID – a user-chosen name is easier to remember and much easier to share than a 12-digit friend code – and link your Nintendo account on social media. festival. According to Nintendo, certain titles will also have in-game friend request systems to make connecting easier.
There’s also a curious issue about User ID, a separate username attached to your Nintendo account that was available weeks before the Switch’s launch. At first it seemed that User ID would replace NNID, but given that Nintendo has plans for NNID in the future, it’s unclear if the new username will be used to add friends on the Switch.
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