If you’re in the process of renewing your Nintendo Switch Online subscription, or if you’re thinking about signing up, now is probably the best time to get the one-year pass on the cheap.
We’ve spotted a fantastic deal at CDKeys, who's offering a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online membership for just £12.99. This is crazy cheap and far better value than getting it directly from the Nintendo e-Shop.
Here we'll briefly touch on what's included with Nintendo Switch Online and how to activate the membership.
- Online play
- NES and SNES games
- Save Data Cloud
- How to activate your Nintendo Switch Online Membership
Features include online play so you can race friends in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and brawl in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Nintendo Switch Online App, which you can download on your smartphone or smart device, lets you voice chat with your friends.
If you’re more about relaxing games, you can visit friends' islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Online play lets you swap items, send each other postcards and access other players’ Design IDs to fully customise your island.
NES and SNES games
In addition to online play, there's access to an extensive library of both NES and SNES games. It includes over 100 retro games and Nintendo’s classic titles such as Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Donkey Kong Country, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and so much more.
Save Data Cloud
Nintendo Switch Online also includes convenient features such as the Save Data Cloud. This automatically backs up your game saves and makes it easier to retrieve lost data. It's a lifesaver if you ever lose your SD card or damage your Switch.
There are even members-only deals on exclusive games and special offers plus in-game extras.
How to activate your Nintendo Switch Online Membership
After purchasing is complete, you'll be sent a link with a game key via a link in the confirmation email. You'll need to enter this code via the Nintendo e-Shop to activate your subscription or you can redeem it via your web browser here.
If you want the annual Nintendo Switch Online membership but don’t want to fork out full price, be sure to jump on this CD Keys deal. There’s also a price drop on the Family membership, which gives eight Switch accounts access to online play. It’s down from £32.49 to £22.49. We're not sure how long these offers will be valid so it's best to act fast if you don't want to miss out.