Nintendo Switch Sports

How to Play Solo

Nintendo Switch Sports is available worldwide as of April 29, 2022!
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Switch Sports - How to Play Solo
Solo Play is a major feature that is available in Nintendo Switch Sports in which players can play offline matches against CPU sportsmates. Read on to learn more about the mode, what features are available to it, and how you can customize your gameplay for a better experience!

How to Play Solo

Select the Play Locally Option

Switch Sports - Select Play Locally

Solo Play is only available to the "Play Locally" option that can be accessed via the Main Menu. Selecting this option immediately drops players off in Spocco Square, the main hub in which all the avialable Sports that can be played are found. From there, select a Sport and choose the "One Player" when prompted to begin playing Solo.

First time players of Switch Sports can access short tutorials to each Sport from this menu. Afterwards, they will not be prompted again for a tutorial when playing the Sports again.

Sports With Teams Will Fill With CPUs

Switch Sports - Sports with Teams Will Fill with CPUs
Certain sports in the game, such as Volleyball, Tennis, or Soccer require several players to play with the player in order to work. In Multiplayer, these spots are immediately filled by real players waiting in queue.

Solo Play makes it so that CPU Sportsmates instead fill these spots and roles, acting as the Solo Player's teammates throughout the match. Excluded from this is the sport Bowling, which sees players compete against their own set high score rather than against other CPUs.

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You Can Switch to Local Multiplayer

Switch Sports - You Can Switch to Local Multiplayer
The "Play Locally" option acts not just as dedicated menu for Solo Players, but for players who wish to play with other individuals on the same console via Local Multiplayer. When players wish to turn this setting off, they only need to select the number of players who will play when prompted upon choosing a Sport to play in.

Local and Online Multiplayer Features

Solo Play Features

Play Solo Against A CPU

Play Against CPUs

If you don't have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription or would just like to hone your skills more, you can play against CPUs in Single Player mode.

This applies for all games, so you can enjoy every sport all on your own and battle against computer-controlled players.

Choose CPU's Difficulty

Swtich Sports - Choose CPUs Difficuty
When playing against CPU players, you can select their skill level and pump up the difficulty if you want to take on a tougher opponent.

You can choose between Normal, Strong, and Powerhouse. These options are available in solo play for all sports!

CPU Strength, Difficulty Levels, and Recommended Difficulties

No Cosmetics or Ranks Are Earned

Switch Sports - No Cosmetics or Ranks Are Earned
Two things absent from Solo Play but are available in Online Multiplayer via Matchmaking are earning both Cosmetic Pieces and Ranks. Solo Players will strictly be ony able to play the available Sports against CPUs without the added benefit of receiving rewards for their play.

Cosmetics pieces, however, can be used to visually customize your character in Solo Play. This requires players to participate in Online Matches to earn them first, however, before they can be used to customize a character's appearance for Solo.

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