When Nintendo Switch Online launches in September, many games will require Switch owners to pay a monthly subscription fee in order to continue to enjoy their online capabilities. That includes multiplayer gaming over the internet.
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It seems that Nintendo will adopt Sony8217;s stance on online access, in that free-to-play games do not require a subscription to the company8217;s dedicated service to battle online. PS4 gamers require a PlayStation Plus subscription to play all but free-to-play titles and free demo weekends.
The clue as to Nintendo8217;s decision is thought to have been found on the company8217;s UK eShop. Paid titles that have online access, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Rocket League now have disclaimers, saying that a Nintendo Switch Online subscription will soon be required to continue to play those games over the 8216;net.
However, the listings for Fortnite and fellow free-to-play game, Paladins, do not carry the same disclaimer. This leads many to believe that both games will continue to be exempt from the new subscription service.
Of course, you might want to subscribe anyway, considering you get more than just online access. You can find out all the details about the new service here: What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and when is it coming?