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Smash Bros Ultimate: eShop Unlock Issue Fix


Smash Bros Ultimate: eShop Unlock Issue Fix

How to Fix the eShop Unlock Issue in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

It’s midnight, which means that players who pre-ordered and pre-loaded Super Smash Bros Ultimate on Switch should be able to jump into the game right now. However, if you’re having issues with starting the game, we’re here to help you out. Here’s how to fix the eShop unlock issue for Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

First off, on your Switch’s home screen, select the game icon to see if it boots up, and make sure that your console is connected to the Internet. The game will then try to connect to the Internet to determine if the game is now playable.

If you get a message saying that the game still isn’t playable, that means you’re experiencing the eShop unlock issue.

Thankfully, there’s a simple fix for this. All we had to do was power off our Switch, or restart the console completely. Once you do this, select the game icon on your home screen again, and the game will check if it’s playable. You should be able to access the game after this second check.

Once you’re in the game, your console doesn’t have to be connected to the Internet anymore, though do bear in mind that you’ll still need a connection and a Nintendo Switch Online subscription if you’re planning on playing against other players online.

That’s all you need to know about how to fix the eShop unlock issue for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Be sure to check our Smash Bros Ultimate guide wiki for more tips and information on the game. We’ve also listed a few starter guides below to ease you into the experience, just in case you’re new to Smash.


Question: How do you fix the eShop unlock issue for Super Smash Bros Ultimate?

Answer: If you select Smash Bros Ultimate from your Switch home screen and it won’t load, power off and on your console. Select the game again and after this check, you should be able to load it up.


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