In order to play online with friend, firmware must be latest?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Jereath, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Jereath

    Jereath Newbie

    Feb 8, 2018
    Hello all, I am a newbie to Nintendo 3DS. I have read through the forum rule before deciding to open this thread. I have also tried googling and searching in this forum but I am not able to find what I wanted. If this is in the wrong thread, please help me moderators.

    So recently, I bought these MH3X edition New Nintendo 3DS XL. My question is, do I need to update my firmware to the latest version in order to play online with my friends? The game I am currently playing is Animal Crossing New Leaf.

    Also, if I hack my 3DS, will I still be able to play online with my friends?

    Sorry if this have been asked before.
  2. FanmadeEndings

    FanmadeEndings GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 16, 2016
    Gambia, The
    Yes and yes.