Jump Force update for Nintendo Switch shuts down online services

Earlier this year in February, Bandai Namco pulled its all-star fighting game Jump Force from the Nintendo Switch eShop and several other platforms.

This week, scheduled maintenance was spotted (via the Twitter account @NinStatusBot), which raised a few eyebrows. This is the second phase of the shutdown. As of August 24/25 (depending on your time zone), some online content for Jump Force has now officially ended.

This shutdown means that players can no longer log into the multiplayer lobby, participate in online events, use clan functions, view reviews and leaderboards, access the in-game store and premium store, or participate in ranked matches.

Regular online battles (quick and friendly matches) will apparently still be available, provided you are subscribed to the Switch Online service. Jump Force debuted on the Nintendo Switch in 2020, and its removal – including the shutdown of online services – was originally announced last November.

Bandai Namco previously posted the following message, thanking players for their support:

“Our sincere thanks go out to all Jump Force players and fans for their support, but with all good things, it must come to an end.”

Have you ever played this game in the end? Would you like to see a sequel to Jump Force? Tell us in the comments.

Veronica J. Snell