Upcoming Switch Update Will Permanently Link Your Nintendo Account to Your User Profile

The Update Will Launch Next Week

A Nintendo Switch update that will no longer allow Switch owners to unlink their Nintendo Account from their user profile is scheduled to launch on September 18th, the same day the console’s online service launches.

“After installing the system update planned for September 18th, 2018 (Tuesday) at [5 PM PT/8 PM ET], it will no longer be possible to unlink your Nintendo Account from your Nintendo Switch user,” Nintendo explained on their official website. “Prior to this change, it is important to confirm that your Nintendo Account or your child’s Nintendo Account is linked to the correct user.”

“By ensuring that your Nintendo Account is linked to the correct user, you will be able to appropriately manage your save data, Nintendo Switch Online membership, and Nintendo eShop content,” they added.

Nintendo Switch Online Service

The Switch’s anticipated online service will cost $19.99 a year for a single person while a yearlong family package will cost $34.99. When it starts next Tuesday, a seven-day free trial will be become available on Nintendo’s eShop.

More info about the service will be given during today’s Nintendo Direct stream.

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