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Nintendo Switch Sports Update 1.2.0 Out Now - New Features to Soccer and Volleyball, and More

Nintendo Switch Sports Update 1.2.0 Out Now - New Features to Soccer and Volleyball, and More - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 July 2022 / 1,060 Views

Nintendo has released update 1.2.0 for Nintendo Switch Sports. The update adds news features for Soccer, Volleyball, and multiplayer, updates Bowling, and more.

Read the patch notes below:


  • 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.
      Note: Your Room ID will also be shown on the Member Reception screen. 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.
    • If an opponent’s connection becomes unstable, the icon will appear on your own screen as well.
    • If you see this icon often, please see our troubleshooting for online latency issues.
  • A message will now appear when Joy-Con controller connection becomes unstable during play.
    • If this message appears often, please see our troubleshooting for Joy-Con connection issues.
  • Several issues have been fixed to improve the gameplay experience.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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