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How To Fix Nintendo Error Code 2318-0201

How To Fix Nintendo Error Code 2318-0201
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The Nintendo error code 2318-0201 is an infuriating connection-related issue that stops players from joining multiplayer sessions in any game on their Nintendo Switch. Many players are plagued with the issue whenever they try to join an online match or play together with randoms or friends. In the wake of that, we are here with a handy guide on how to fix Nintendo error code 2318-0201.

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How To Fix Nintendo Error Code 2318-0201

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Based on the official support article from Nintendo, here are the different troubleshooting steps you can use to fix the Nintendo error code 2318-0201.

Check Nintendo Server Status And Update 

Sometimes the hardware itself is up for software maintenance and other such things. And when players try to play an online game at that particular time, they get the said error on their Nintendo Switch. So, make sure to check Nintendo’s official website to learn if there is ongoing maintenance. 

Restart Your Console

Like any other console or PC, restarting the hardware is a great “less-time-taking” fix whenever you face an issue with a game. Hold the power button for around three seconds on your Nintendo Switch and then choose the Restart option. 

Restart Your Router

There are instances when players face the Nintendo error code 2318-0201 because of an issue with their router or internet connection. So make sure your internet connection is working fine, and if it is indeed working fine, restart your router once. 

Make Sure Signal Strength is Strong

When you are connected to a wireless network on your Nintendo Switch, ensure you are sitting close to the network, and the network strength is good. If not, you will get the Nintendo error code 2318-0201.

Doing so will power cycle the network and may fix the Nintendo error code 2318-0201 issue. 

Use an Alternate DNS

You can use this official guide from Nintendo to enter an alternate DNS for your Network via your Switch to fix the said error.  

That is it. That concludes our guide on how to fix Nintendo error code 2318-0201. 

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Hritwik is a guides writer who has been writing about video games for almost a decade. He is a Computer Science graduate who has always been into gaming. Most of the time, you will find him covering News and Guides for various publications. And when he is not working, you will find him fighting with his friends about how good of a gamer he is. His favorite games include Fallout 76, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Souls series, Genshin Impact, and The Last of Us.

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