This may not come as welcome news to many of you but the day one update on the Nintendo Switch is live and confirms that you’ll be using friend codes to add friends on the console. You’ll need to enter a 12 digit code to add friends you haven’t played with before which harks back to the days of the Nintendo 3DS and Wii. However, you can add friends from Super Mario Run and Miitomo, Nintendo’s mobile games.
The options in the Add Friend menu are:
- Search for Local Users
- Search for Users You’ve Played With
- Search with Friend Code (12 digit)
- Sent Friend Requests