Nintendo has finally released Mario Tennis Aces, but some people are complaining about lag in the game. Like any online game, Mario Tennis Aces lag will crop up from time to time, especially if you’re not paying attention to a few important factors. If you’re getting lag in Mario Tennis Aces, there are a few things you can do to help prevent this from happening. This article covers Mario Tennis Aces lag and what you can do to help keep a smooth online connection.

Mario Tennis Aces Lag

The Nintendo Switch is a console and handheld, which means a lot of people are using wifi for online connectivity. Unfortunately, no matter how good your wifi network is, there are going to be slight dips in communication ability and signal strength. This is especially true if you’re walking around with your Nintendo Switch while playing.

While there’s no way to avoid online hiccups due to wifi, if you’re playing via the dock make sure you’re connected via an ethernet cord using a USB LAN adapter. This will give you a much better connection and help you find better matches when playing Mario Tennis Aces online. This is, by far, the best way to avoid lag in Mario Tennis Aces, but if you have to play using wifi, try to stay as close to your wifi router as possible, and away from other devices that might interfere with the signal, such as microwaves. It’s also a good idea to keep your router placed as high as possible if you can’t stand close to it.

Another good way to avoid lag when playing online is to pay close attention to the connection quality of your opponent. While Mario Tennis Aces does have regional matchmaking, it doesn’t do a very good job of designating between the east coast of the United States and the west coast. That means if you’re in California you could easily get matched with someone in New York, which is not going to be the best connection.

Pay close attention to the connection strength when you’re matched up with someone and try to avoid any matches that have three bars or less. While you can still get a decent match in a three bar connection, because many Switch owners are playing on wifi, the signal strength will fluctuate and that three bar connection could easily drop to a one or two bar connection. Likewise, even if you’re fine in a two or three bar connection, that doesn’t mean your opponent feels the same way. Don’t force them into a laggy match if you can easily avoid it by simply checking the connection strength before you accept the match.

For more strategy and advice, including general tips to help you play the game, check out our Mario Tennis Aces game hub!