This week, the rollout of Nintendo Switch Online unexpectedly affected many gamers in one of the most populous countries in the world – China.
Chinese players discovered that even after purchasing a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, they were unable to play their favorite games online due to numerous black screen and connection errors. And later they found out the cause – Nintendo’s voice chat service is hosted on Google servers, which are banned by the Chinese government.
As the Switch is unable to connect to Google’s servers in China, it resulted in connection failures. A temporary workaround has been found, but you’ll need to make some changes to your public DNS. It’s unclear whether Nintendo would implement an official fix, given they have no official presence in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong).
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