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Quick ? for Smash Ultimate fans?

Posted: April 16th, 2020, 12:15 pm
by Voor
How’s the lag when playing online? I’m tempted to pick it solely to play online with some family, but if it’s going to be a lagfest, is rather not. It would be 1v1.

Reviews have been inconsistent with this issue. What has your experience been.

Re: Quick ? for Smash Ultimate fans?

Posted: April 29th, 2020, 3:09 am
by DotNetWolf
Voor wrote:How’s the lag when playing online? I’m tempted to pick it solely to play online with some family, but if it’s going to be a lagfest, is rather not. It would be 1v1.

Reviews have been inconsistent with this issue. What has your experience been.


It really boils down to how good your internet is. If either you or the people you play with has even slightly worse internet connectivity, the games you play online can range from having some lag input to being downright unplayable (this applies to every other online first party Switch game). The worst part is that if you decide to soft-reset your game, you can potentially get penalized for up to 10 minutes before getting a chance to play again. This was an attempt to prevent players from prematurely rage quit games that they were losing. Not a bad idea in theory but when you couple this with the way the Nintendo Switch Online is handled it can lead to some mildly annoying to very frustrating results. Nintendo does recommend buying there LAN Ethernet cable adapter that plugs into your Switch. Fair warning though: The price for these things are on average $30 unless you buy a cheap third party LAN cable that's compatible for the console. And this is just to make the online performance on your end better! Take it from someone who went through this process last year when I wanted to play Smash Ultimate with friends online.

Re: Quick ? for Smash Ultimate fans?

Posted: April 29th, 2020, 12:16 pm
by Voor
Thanks for the reply. Honestly, it feels like such a risk and expense ($90), I may not even try. The idea of having to purchase an Ethernet to have a CHANCE at a good connection doesn’t sound fun.

Their Mario Kart servers seem to work well, but from what I’ve read, they’ve never been able to get to work for Smash.