Access eShop with old software?

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  1. spammy
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    I'm currently running on 4.1.0.

    When accessing the eShop, it says I require a system update. That's where I run away in a mad panic.

    1) is it asking me to update the Wii u software to 5.0.0 or the eShop?

    2) if the former, is there any way to access the eShop without updating the Wii U software? I'd like to avoid doing so if at all possible.

    I only want to claim my free Mario Kart 8 game, so if there are any workarounds please share.
     
  2. Bonny

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    1) The Wii U Software
    2) No

    Why? :huh:
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Why? Mainly to keep the choice. I generally don't change things unless I need to (like in this case), especially if there's no way to revert. I guess that makes me a commitment phobe ;)
     
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    B-) I understand... but, as said: If you want to access the eShop, there is really no other way. :sleep:
     
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    I guess I'll have to update then! Thanks for the help :)
     
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    Say, is it still possible to play online multiplayer while not on the latest version?
    I couldn't find an answer for that anywhere..
     
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    yes it is
     
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    Well this is awesome! Good to know
    Thank you!