Nintendo Switch Sports will be back online this week following game-breaking bug

In a screenshot from Nintendo Switch Sports, a bowler tosses the ball down a lane with a narrow path and a ramp.
You’ll be able to bowl online again soon. | Image: Nintendo

Nintendo says it will be bringing Nintendo Switch Sports back online after it shut down the servers due to a bug last week. The servers will return when a patch, version 1.2.2, begins rolling out on Tuesday, according to a Google-translated support page on Nintendo’s Japanese website (via VGC). A second patch scheduled for Thursday, version 1.2.3, will once again let you back up your saves to Nintendo’s cloud services.

The bug, which caused the game to shut down during a pre-match loading screen and affects both online and offline play, was included as part of the Switch Sports version 1.2.1 update, Nintendo said on Friday. The company halted the rollout of that update, temporarily shut down the servers, and suspended save data backups…

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Author: Jay Peters