Nintendo gave pirates yet another excuse to mod their Switch consoles, announcing that some multiplayer games can’t have their saves backed up.
“The vast majority of Nintendo Switch games will support Save Data Cloud backup. However, in certain games this feature would make it possible to, for example, regain items that had been traded to other players, or revert to a higher online multiplayer ranking that had been lost. To ensure fair play, Save Data Cloud backup may not be enabled for such games. To ensure that Save Data Cloud backups cannot be used to unfairly affect online multiplayer rankings, the feature will not be enabled in Splatoon 2.“
So, rather than fix the possibility for cheating, they just exclude the option for some games? Maybe I’m looking at this the wrong way, but this doesn’t feel like the best way to solve the problem.