Civilization 6 Won't Have Online Multiplayer on Switch

By Laura Kate Dale on at

If you were planning to pick up the upcoming Civilization 6 port on Nintendo Switch in order to play lengthy games online with your far away friends, you might be left a little dissapointed.

First spotted by reddit user WinneonSword, the eShop listing for Civilization 6 on Switch lists local co-op, but makes no mention of online multiplayer. Some had suspected online would come in a post-launch patch, but in a statement to Eurogamer, 2K confirmed that it just won't be supported at all on the port.

"Civilization 6 for Nintendo Switch includes support for local cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players via a Wireless Network. It will not have online multiplayer."

This is a real shame, as it's a key feature of the game – and at a glance, it doesn't seem like the Switch hardware would struggle to deal with it, either. Still, if you have local friends, at least the Switch is easy to transport for local gameplay parties.