Nintendo Switch Online Lets You Recover Cloud Saves Up To Six Months After Expiry

By Alistair Wong . September 29, 2018 . 11:30am

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While previously Nintendo Switch Online seemed very restrictive with cloud saves, supposedly erasing cloud save data as soon as your membership expires according to the FAQs, Nintendo have now clarified this week that the cloud saves can be recovered as soon as you rejoin Nintendo Switch Online within half a year from when your membership lapses. [Thanks, IGN!]


According to Nintendo’s spokesperson, “If a Nintendo Switch Online membership expires, users won’t be able to access their Save Data Cloud backups. However, Nintendo will allow users who resubscribe within 180 days to access their previous Save Data Cloud backups.”


However, some other caveats, such as how some games won’t support cloud saves, will still be present. Nintendo explained that the reason behind this was to ensure fair play with games like Splatoon 2 and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!.

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