It’s no major secret that the Nintendo Switch is still one of the most highly coveted pieces of hardware in the gaming world right now, with the Big N having recently increased production to 2 million units per month. Of course, existing owners of the console are undoubtedly enjoying their purchase, but many of them who play games online with the system could have their typical gaming schedule interrupted, as the company is set to perform maintenance on its online servers this week.

The first round of maintenance is specifically for Splatoon 2, as the Big N says “all network services” in the game will be unavailable for around 90 minutes from 5:50 PM PT / 8:50 PM ET tonight on Wednesday, October 11 in the UK and Australia. Online play for some of the other games on the Nintendo Switch will be affected for the same period of time as well, with more maintenance following later in the week. Interested parties can find the full schedule of repairs posted at the end of the article, with some of the fixes having already been completed.

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As one might expect, this isn’t the first instance of Nintendo scheduling server maintenance for the Switch, so most fans will likely see the company’s somewhat vague descriptions about which services will specifically be affected as par for the course. Thankfully for Splatoon 2 players, though, the online downtime will end up avoiding both the European Splatoon 2 toilet roll Splatfest and the upcoming Halloween Splatfest in North America.

So, while Nintendo doesn’t directly mention which games other than Splatoon 2 will be impacted by the console’s server maintenance, it’s safe to presume that most of the system’s online-friendly titles such as ARMS and FIFA 18 will have their online features go dark for a period of time. Hopefully, though, the company won’t run into any unforeseen issues that causes it to extend Switch server maintenance far beyond the currently scheduled times for the repairs.


Nintendo Switch Online Maintenance Schedule


US Pacific Time

Splatoon 2

  • Tuesday, October 10, 5:50 PM – Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 PM. “All network services” will be affected.

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

  • Tuesday, October 10, 6 PM – Tuesday, October 10, 7 PM. “Update data” will be affected.

Online Play Of Some Games

  • Tuesday, October 10, 5:50 PM – Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 PM. “Certain network services” on Switch will be affected.
  • Tuesday, October 10, 9 PM – Wednesday, October 11, 2 AM. “Certain network services” on Switch, 3DS, and Wii U will be affected.
  • Thursday, October 12, 5:50 PM – Thursday, October 12, 8:30 PM. “Certain network services” on Switch will be affected.

US Eastern Time

Splatoon 2

  • Tuesday, October 10, 8:50 PM – Tuesday, October 10, 10:30 PM. “All network services” will be affected.

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

  • Tuesday, October 10, 9 PM – Tuesday, October 10, 10 PM. “Update data” will be affected.

Online Play Of Some Games

  • Tuesday, October 10, 8:50 PM – Tuesday, October 10, 10:30 PM. “Certain network services” on Switch will be affected.
  • Tuesday, October 10, midnight – Wednesday, October 11, 5 AM. “Certain network services” on Switch, 3DS, and Wii U will be affected.
  • Thursday, October 12, 8:50 PM – Thursday, October 12, 11:30 PM. “Certain network services” on Switch will be affected.

UK Time

Splatoon 2

  • Wednesday, 11 October 1:50 AM to Wednesday, 11 October, 3:30 AM. “All network services” will be affected.

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

  • Wednesday, 11 October, 2:00 AM to Wednesday, 11 October, 3:00 AM. “Update data” will be affected.

Online Play Of Some Games

  • Wednesday, 11 October, 1:50 AM to Wednesday, 11 October, 3:30 AM. “Certain network services” on Switch will be affected.
  • Wednesday, 11 October, 5:00 AM to Wednesday, 11 October, 10:00 AM. “Certain network services” on Switch, 3DS, and Wii U will be affected.
  • Friday, 13 October, 1:50 AM to Friday, 13 October, 4:30 AM. “Certain network services” on Switch will be affected.

Australian Eastern Time

Splatoon 2

  • Wednesday, October 11, 10:50 AM – Wednesday, October 11, 12:30 AM. “All network services” will be affected.

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls

  • Wednesday, October 11, 11 AM – Wednesday, October 11, midday. “Update data” will be affected.

Online Play Of Some Games

  • Wednesday, October 11, 10:50 AM – Wednesday, October 11, 12:30 AM. “Certain network services” on Switch will be affected.
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2 PM – Wednesday, October 11, 9 PM. “Certain network services” on Switch, 3DS, and Wii U will be affected.
  • Friday, October 13, 10:50 AM – Friday, October 13, 1:30 PM. “Certain network services” on Switch will be affected.

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Source: Nintendo

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