Welcome to Switch History, the feature series dedicated to rounding up the software updates for Nintendo’s various Switch games. In today’s piece, we’re highlighting all known updates for 2022’s newest fitness game, Nintendo Switch Sports:

Nintendo Switch Sports

Update History:

Ver. 1.4.0 (Released February 28, 2023):

Play Globally:

  • Reissued items have been added.
    • If you collect all the currently available items, a collection of items that you did not complete before will become available (once per week only).


  • You can now get special items by fulfilling certain conditions.
  • An issue has been fixed related to calculation of Pro League results.
  • Several issues have been fixed to improve the gameplay experience.

Ver. 1.3.1 (Released January 24, 2023):

Play Globally:

  • Data for available items was added.

Ver. 1.3.0 (Released November 28, 2022):


  • Golf has been added. It can be enjoyed in all modes: Play Globally, Play Locally and Play with Friends.
  • We added a Shot Assist mode in Golf to make it easier for beginners to play. To use it, go to Options → User Settings → Other.
    • This setting only applies to Play Locally and Play with Friends.
    • Please be aware that even if you have Shot Assist mode on, your setting will revert to Normal in Play Globally mode.

      The Shot Assist option in Golf Settings.

Play with Friends:


  • Several issues have been fixed to improve the gameplay experience.

Ver. 1.2.3 (Released October 19, 2022):

Bug Fix:

  • We’ve made a fix for players who couldn’t resolve the issue of software closing even by applying the previous update (Ver. 1.2.2). Please see this page for more details.
  • After updating, some players may find that the order of “Accessories (head)” in “Customize” will be different than before the update. This will not have effects on playing the game.

Ver. 1.2.2 (Released October 19, 2022):

Bug Fix:

  • We fixed an error that occurs during pre-match loading under certain conditions, causing the software to close.
  • This update data (Ver. 1.2.2) may not resolve the issue this time for some players so we are preparing the next update data (Ver. 1.2.3) distribution for them. Please check this page for details.

Ver. 1.2.1 (Released October 12, 2022):

Play Globally:

  • Data for available items was added.
  • Strengthened measures against disruptive behaviors.

Ver. 1.2.0 (Released July 26, 2022):


  • One-on-One and Four-on-Four Soccer can now be played using the leg strap.
    • Play Globally – On the sport-selection screen, highlight Soccer and press the X Button.
    • Play Locally – On the screen showing how to hold the Joy-Con controllers, press the + Button.
    • Play with Friends – On the screen showing how to hold the Joy-Con controllers, press the + Button.
  • A new camera mode has been added. To use it, go to the sport-selection screen, then Options → User Settings → Other (for Two-Hand Mode only).
  • The camera can now be reset during play by pressing the X Button.
  • Players will no longer jump too high when kicking repeatedly, and it should also be easier to jump to the maximum height (for Two-Hand Mode only).


  • You can now perform Slide Attacks, a coordinated move where a player crosses the court before leaping to spike the ball.
    • To do a Slide Attack, move the Stick left and right after bumping the ball. This move is great for catching opponents off guard.
    • To block a Slide Attack, quickly start moving toward the opponent who is getting ready to spike the ball by using the Stick to get into position.
  • You can now perform Rocket Serves.
    • When serving, toss the ball high and hit it at its apex to do a Rocket Serve.


  • Adjusted how the pins fall.
    • It is now slightly harder for the pins to fall when bowling straight.
    • It is now slightly easier for the pins to fall when bowling with a curve.

Play Globally:

  • S Rank and ∞ Rank (Infinity Rank) have been added to the Pro Leagues.
    • Those at ranks A30 through A39 before the software update will be moved to ranks S0 through S9.
  • Added a setting to turn off the display of opponent nicknames and titles.
    • This setting can be found on the sport-selection screen. Go to Options → User Settings → Other.
  • Strengthened measures against disruptive behavior.

Play with Friends:

  • When creating a room, you can now choose to give it a Room ID. This will let you play online matches even if your opponent is not a Friend.
  • Creating a Room with a Room ID:
    • Host:
      • In Make a New Room, check the Room ID (Invite Anyone via ID) option. Make a note of the Room ID you see, then select OK.
      • Give the Room ID to those you want to invite to the room, then wait at the Member Reception screen.
    • Invitees:
      • Press the + Button in Join Room, then enter the Room ID.
  • A new difficulty option called Auto Select is available for Bowling when in Play with Friends. This option measures the average skill of participating players to set the overall difficulty.


  • An icon will now appear if the connection to a player becomes unstable during online play.
  • A message will now appear when Joy-Con controller connection becomes unstable during play.
  • Several issues have been fixed to improve the gameplay experience.

Ver. 1.1.0 (Released April 28, 2022):


  • You can now play “Play Globally” mode.
  • You can now play “Play with Friends” mode.
  • Several issues have been addressed to improve gameplay.

Source: Nintendo

By Jack Longman

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