The Nintendo Switch Online mobile app has finally been updated to include some fairly basic features.

In the new 2.0.0 update, the app can now be used to see which friends are online, change your online status, and view your own friend code. Previously, these features were only available on the Switch itself.

The new update will also refresh the app’s overall design and implement a variety of other minor changes, according to its official Apple App Store page.

The app launched in 2017 as the only method to chat online with friends on Switch, but was relatively bare-bones compared to Nintendo’s competitors’ services such as Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus.

Nintendo is likely hoping the new update will improve perception of the app, which currently sits at just a 2.9 out of five stars on the App Store and 3.7 out of five stars on the Google Play Store.

The Switch’s online page was also recently updated to include new “missions and rewards” that allow users to earn points for using the console and spend them on digital and physical rewards.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was also recently released through the Expansion Pack service – the $30 Switch Online add-on that grants access to extra games and DLC.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.


Source: IGN Video Games All
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