Does Among Us need Nintendo Switch Online to play?

Nintendo and InnerSloth surprised gamers with the sudden launch of Among Us on Nintendo Switch. The console port was officially revealed during Nintendo’s recent Indie World showcase broadcast.

Available now for £3.89 directly via the Nintendo Switch eShop, this brand new version of the hugely popular multiplayer hit has cross-play enabled with the PC and mobile editions of Among Us.


Although light on content (something InnerSloth is already tackling with their Airship map update) Among Us packs in plenty of replay value within that £3.89 price tag though there’s also a “hidden cost” some may not be aware of.

Does Among Us require Nintendo Switch Online to play?

If you’re coming over from the PC and mobile versions of Among Us, or perhaps only use your Switch very rarely, you may be unaware of the Nintendo Switch Online service. This is basically Nintendo’s answer to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, allowing you to access multiplayer and other network features within games. As long as you’ve got an active subscription, of course.

The same goes for Among Us. In order to play this game you will need to purchase or renew your Nintendo Switch Online membership. There are three payment options available starting at £3.49. So, if you fancy dipping your does in Among Us for 30 days, you can opt for this lowest subscription band. However, you’ll be saving up to 57% if you choose top up even further – 3 months (or 90 days) is currently priced at £6.99 with a year (365 days) for £17.99.

We’ve been playing Among Us on Nintendo Switch – you can read our first impressions here. Although InnerSloth have done a good job in porting their flagship hit to Nintendo console, there are some initial kinks that need ironing out.

If you’re on the fence about splashing money on Nintendo Switch Online, there are some added perks that may swing your decision. Not only will you be able to play Among Us and a growing catalogue of multiplayer games online via Nintendo’s network, you will also be able to access cloud saves and a range of complimentary retro titles from the NES & SNES era.

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