Splatoon 2 discontinuing support for Online Lounge through Nintendo Switch Online app
Nintendo has announced the discontinuation of the Online Lounge feature in Splatoon 2. Since launch, this has worked via the Nintendo Switch Online app.
Nintendo says the ” the app will continue to allow friends to voice chat, and no other changes will be made to the app at this time.”
For those that have been using Online Lounge, it will no longer be supported starting July 28.
Here’s the full notice:
Players have been able to use the Online Lounge feature of the Nintendo Switch Online app to arrange Splatoon 2 online battles using their smart device, such as by sending a URL link that allows social media friends to join a room.
As of July 28, 2021, the Nintendo Switch Online app will no longer support the Online Lounge feature. However, the app will continue to allow friends to voice chat, and no other changes will be made to the app at this time.
You can also continue to start a local or online multiplayer game in Splatoon 2 without use of the Online Lounge feature.