With Splatoon 3 scheduled for 2022, Nintendo seems to be ending some features related to Splatoon 2.
In a post on its official support page, the company announced that the game’s online lounge functionality in the Nintendo Switch Online app will be phased out as of July 28 of this year:
Players were able to use the Online Lounge feature of the Nintendo Switch Online app to organize Splatoon 2 online battles using their smart device, for example by sending a URL link that allows friends from social networks to join a room.
As of July 28, 2021, the Nintendo Switch Online app will no longer support the Online Lounge feature.
Although this feature is no longer supported, players will still be able to chat with friends and use other features. Nintendo also noted that it has no plans to make any other changes to the app at this time:
the app will continue to allow friends to voice chat, and no further 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 using the Online Lounge function.
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