Nintendo Bans Online Services For Switch Hackers

Posted: May 24 2018, 5:50am CDT | by , Updated: May 24 2018, 5:52am CDT, in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Bans Online Services for Switch Hackers
  • Nintendo Takes Action Against the Nintendo Switch hackers by Banning Online Services for Their Consoles

Nintendo bans Nintendo Switch hackers' access to it’s online services to battle the invasion of policies marked by the company

It seems like a very alluring prospect to fiddle with your console. Many Nintendo Switch users were fascinated to find that a GPU exploit in the system allowed them to run unofficial software on the console.

That means that they could play pirated games and run homebrew ROMs on the Nintendo Switch. As the word got around, more and more hackers began to take advantage of an ‘unpatchable’ exploit.

Nintendo is not unaware of the situation. They finally seem to be taking some steps towards establishing restrictions against these hackers. Among one of the very popular hackers is Shiny Quagsire who reported that his access to online services for his un-hacked Nintendo Switch console has been banned.

He shared a picture of the notification box on his console which told him that the online services for the console had been restricted.

He would have to contact the Customer Support via the Nintendo Support Website. He lodged a complaint and request to give him access to online services for his un-hacked Nintendo Switch.

Customer Support refused to lift the restrictions stating that they cannot comply with the request. They also referred him to the End User Licensing Agreement.

The whole scenario that can be understood from all this is that Nintendo tracked Quagsire's activity from his hacked console and restricted his user account rather than the console unit identity.

So if you are itching to run some pirated game or homebrew ROM on your Switch, do so on your own risk because Nintendo will track you and cut you off.

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