Twitch Prime has given away a host of freebies to subscribers recently, and this trend continues via a team up with Nintendo. By subscribing to the Twitch Prime games can get up to a whole year of Nintendo Switch Online free.

To claim all of this Nintendo Switch Online goodness find your way to the collaboration’s website and click on the red box marked “Nintendo Switch Online.” This will unlock three months of free online service for the Switch and all of the features that come with it. After said three months, auto-renewal will kick in if not turned off within forty-eight hours before the end of the period. After this period players will also be able to claim an additional nine months of service at the same website, which will also auto renew if not canceled. This free online time can also be added to an existing individual Nintendo Online account, but not a Nintendo Switch Online Family account.

There are a couple of special rules to note here on claiming. You can’t claim the additional 9 months until after 60 days have passed since claiming the three months. Additionally, you must have been a Twitch Prime member for at least 60 days to claim it, meaning you can’t get it just on a Prime free trial.

The main feature of Nintendo Switch Online is the ability to play games online. Some popular games playable online include Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Beyond playing across the internet, Nintendo Switch Online also gives you access to a large online library of classic NES games. This feature allows you to play popular games, like various Mario and Zelda games. New this month to the online NES library are Kid Icarus and Star Tropics, both of which you can read more about in our coverage here

You have until September 24th, 2019 to claim the first three months of Nintendo Switch online, while you have nine-month period will be available until January, 20th 2020.

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Will you be claiming Nintendo Switch Online free for yourself and what games do you enjoy most playing online? Let us know in the comments.


Nicole Seraphita

Staff Writer

I've been gaming since the days of the NES and spend most of my time with the hobby playing RPGs and fighting games. Besides gaming, I also enjoy table top gaming, cosplay, writing and walking outside when its nice..



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