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More Ways To Add Friends On Switch Coming Later

So today’s big “OMGWTFNINTENDO!?!?!” news is that there are friend codes on the Switch, but don’t worry TOO much. Nintendo provided a statement to Polygon saying that more ways to add friends will be added later.

“Several methods can be used to add friends as quickly and easily as possible: · By linking Nintendo Switch to your Nintendo Account, your friends from Miitomo and Super Mario Run will appear as friend candidates so you can easily send them a friend request. Also, we are planning it so that friends from social networking services will be listed as candidates, too.

In the future, you will be able to send a friend request to friends associated with your NNID (Wii U/Miiverse) and Nintendo 3DS.

In some games you will be able to use an in-game interface to send friend requests.

You can send friend requests to those who have played with you recently.

You can establish a friend through local wireless communication.

You can also send a friend request by using a friend code.”

So there you go, for *now* it uses friend codes but there will be more ways to do it in the future.
How far in the future, I don’t know.

I know what Reggie said too, so no need to bring that up. He wasn’t *exactly* lying, since the options will be there.
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He's been playing video games his entire life, and has gotten progressively worse at them as he's gotten older and more decrepit. He's been running this place (into the ground) since 2013. He's old. Keeps writing about Nintendo despite mountains of evidence proving he should never write anything. Very old. Lifelong Nintendo fan, doesn't care what you think about that. Did I mention how old he is? Because he's very old.

  • Very pleasing that these friend making methods for the switch isn’t limited to just friend codes alone; great to see many options here. ^_^