Do You Need Nintendo Switch Online to Play Fashion Dreamer Online Mode? Answered

Taking online fashion a step beyond.

An image of Muses conversing in Fashion Dreamer.
Image via Marvelous, Inc.

Fashion Dreamer Online Mode has its own slew of benefits that make it worth checking out. But do you need Nintendo Switch Online to access it? We have the answer, and more information about Online Mode, below.

Do You Need Nintendo Switch Online to Play Fashion Dreamer Online Mode?

You do not need Nintendo Switch Online to play Fashion Dreamer in Online Mode. You only need your Nintendo Switch system to be connected to the internet.

How to Connect Your Nintendo Switch to the Internet

If you haven’t connected your Switch to the internet yet, all you need to do is:

  1. Go to System Settings (the gear-shaped icon) on your Switch’s home screen.
  2. Scroll down to Internet (under Parental Controls).
  3. Select Internet Settings.
  4. Select the network you want to join and input any passwords or keys.

When do You Unlock Fashion Dreamer Online Mode?

When you start Fashion Dreamer for the first time, you’ll be asked to make your first Muse, which acts as your avatar. Afterward, you’ll undergo a quick tutorial on the game’s basic features and reach Influencer Rank Bronze (100 followers). Once you reach Bronze rank, Online Mode will be unlocked.

How to Access Fashion Dreamer Online Mode

A Fashion Dreamer screenshot of the title screen. The Online Mode option is selected.
Screenshot by Prima Games

You can select Online Mode from the game’s title screen. Online Mode appears above Solo-Play (offline) Mode.

If you’re already playing in Solo-Play Mode and want to switch to Online Mode, follow the steps below:

  • Press + to open up the main menu.
A Fashion Dreamer screenshot of the main menu, with - to return to the title screen circled in red.
Screenshot by Prima Games
  • Press – to return to the title screen.
  • When asked if you’d like to return to the title screen, select “Yes.”

From here, you can select Online Mode or return to Solo-Play Mode.

What is the Difference Between Fashion Dreamer Solo-Play and Online Mode?

Solo-Play and Online Mode have many similarities. The primary thing you’ll be doing is making Lookits (outfits) for other Muses, and you can access all Salon features (including the Photo Egg), Gacha Machines, Bingo Machines, and Photo Item Machines both online and offline. You can also edit your Showroom and take photographs online or offline.

The key differences between Solo-Play and Online are as follows:

  • In Fashion Dreamer Online Mode, some online players’ Muses will appear in your Cocoons.

When you meet other Muses, you can create Lookits for them, which the player will receive when they login to Online Mode. You can also request they make a Lookit for you, visit their Showroom, and send them stamps by using the ZR button.

  • NPC Muses will wear Lookits created by other players.

When you see an NPC Muse, you can create a Lookit for them just like you would in Solo-Play Mode. The NPC Muse will wear Lookits created by other players, and you can Like the outfit to get the clothing items.

  • Fashion items from other players’ brands will appear in the Cocoon Pop-up Area.

The display boards in the Pop-up Area will be filled with the most popular items used by online players, including items from other players’ brands. This is a great way to get high-rarity items in unique colorways.

  • You can collect E-Points and Lookits from other players.

When other players Like your outfits, Showroom displays, and brand items, you’ll earn E-Points to use in the item creator. The points will accumulate until you access Online Mode and collect them. The same goes for Lookits that other players make for you: you can only collect them in Online Mode.

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About the Author

Niki Fakhoori

Niki’s love for video games encompasses a wide range of genres, but she is especially fond of RPGs, adventure games, visual novels, simulation games, and fighting games. Her favorite video game-related pastime is asking her unwieldy backlog why she doesn’t have any new games to play. When she isn’t playing or writing about video games, she’s playing with cats, journaling, painting, or obsessing over the latest news in the world of stationery and planners.