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Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition FAQ

This page answers frequently asked questions about Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition.

Note To purchase the game, go to the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console.

How many players can play together on Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition?

8 players when online, 4 players when offline in split screen, and 8 players when in local network play with 1 player per console.

Can I transfer my Minecraft: Wii U Edition world/save?

Yes, visit Transfer Minecraft worlds from Wii U to Switch for more info on how to do this.

Is the world size on Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition different than other consoles?

Worlds on the Nintendo Switch Edition are significantly larger than the worlds in the Wii U Edition.

How do you play multiplayer?

Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch console is a multiplayer game by default. Local players can join your game by attaching controllers and pressing + on the controller at any point during the game.

There are 2 network modes that can be chosen from the main menu by pressing Y, Online Network, and Local Network. Local Network can be used to join other consoles nearby when there is no internet connection available.

When you start or join an Online Network or a Local Network game, it will be visible to people in your friends list, in the Join tab when you select Play Game.

How to play in split-screen?

Players can join your game by attaching controllers and pressing + on the controller at any point during the game. Up to 4 players can play in split-screen together. You will need either a pair of Joy-Con’s (both Left and Right) per person or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller per person to play.

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