An upgrade for the Nintendo Switch has potentially leaked

Nintendo might finally make a long overdue improvement to the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Online. The Nintendo Switch is on its way to becoming one of the best-selling video game consoles of all time. This is partly due to the new nature of the hybrid machine and due to the exclusive software. What it is not are the bells and whistles of Nintendo Switch. Similarly, without access to NES, SNES, Sega Genesis and N64, Nintendo Switch Online is a basic service that lacks many key features. However, it seems that Nintendo will alleviate both of these problems with a new improvement. As for improvements, it includes a system of friendly codes.

On the Reset Era, a Nintendo fan pointed out that recently Splatoon 3 the trailer seems to hint at a redesign of the Friend Friend Code Switch system. Currently, the only way to add friends to the Nintendo Switch is to enter their numeric friend code, which is an archaic and inconvenient system. There are several reasons why this system was established, but one of the reasons is that Switch users can change their names on the go. In other words, their account is not linked to a unique username, but to a unique code.

Interestingly, the aforementioned trailer shows players with a four-digit numeric code next to the username. If this method sounds familiar, it is because it is used by various platforms, such as Discord. This allows users to add friends via their name and code. This would not be a big improvement for Switch and Switch Online, but it would be an improvement.

It is unclear what these numbers might indicate if not this. The first two Splatoon games don’t have any kind of in-game friend system and there’s no reason to expect that to change. Yet this is the only other explanation we can think of for this.

As always, we will let you know how the situation develops. In the meantime, for more information on all things Nintendo and Nintendo Switch, more precisely, click here.

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