What's New in Nintendo Switch Sports Summer Update? - Prima Games

What’s New in Nintendo Switch Sports Summer Update?

Kick it up a notch!

by Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic
Whats new in Nintendo Switch Sports Summer Update

Nintendo Switch Sports patch version 1.2.0 is now live and it’s the one many players have been waiting for since the launch of the game since it’s the first big update that brings many promised changes and features. Keep on reading to learn everything new in Switch Sport‘s big Summer Update.

What’s New in Nintendo Switch Sports Summer Update?

Although this update does not bring the new sports that we saw in the first announcements for the popular Switch game such as Golf, the 1.2.0 update adds the most changes so far. The complete list is as follows:

New Ranks in Switch Sports

Now it is possible to go above the S rank with two new S ranks and a brand new infinite rank.

Play Switch Sports with Friends

You can now share your room codes and play with people outside of your friends list.

Requested Feature is Finally Added to Soccer

The long-awaited option to allow players to use the leg strap outside of penalty shoot-out mode is finally here.

  • One-on-One and Four-on-Four Soccer can now be played with the leg strap.
  • More options to play locally have been added as well
  • New camera options have been added
  • Players will no longer be able to jump too high when kicking repeatedly, and it should also be easier to jump to the maximum height using Two-Hand Mode controls only.

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New Moves in Volleyball

Two new moves have been added to Volleyball in Nintendo Switch Sports:

  • Slide Attacks – A coordinated move where a player crosses the court before leaping to spike the ball (move the Stick left and right after bumping the ball).
  • Rocket Serves – When serving, do a high toss and hit it at the apex point to perform a Rocket Serve.

Bowling updates in Switch Sports

  • You can now choose to include or exclude CPU players, and also select their difficulty level.
  • Different difficulty levels have been added in Special lanes mode.
  • Adjusted the physics of how the pins fall.

Other Changes in 1.2.0 Switch Sports Update

  • A new icon will now appear if the connection becomes unstable during online play, from both sides.
  • A message will now show when the JoyCon controller connection becomes unstable during play.
  • Several other issues have been fixed to improve the gameplay experience.

The 1.2.0 summer update for Nintendo Switch Sports is free to download now! Enjoy a tuned-up version of your favorite Sports online or locally with friends while we wait for the even bigger updates that could possibly arrive by the end of the year.

For more Nintendo Switch Sports here on Prima Games, check out How to Create a Mii for Nintendo Switch Sports.

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