Splatoon 2 Splatfests seem region locked after all

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  1. PewnyPL
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    So due to most of my friends living in USA I have 2 accounts on my Switch, a USA one and an European one. I play Splatoon 2 using the USA account, but I couldn't play with my friend in it for some weird reason.
    Today I went into the game to see the Splatfest results as the USA one has ended already and... it's still Splatfest. Meaning, that instead of using your ACCOUNT'S region, it is using the GAME'S region. So if you bought a physical copy in your local store (like I did) you can only play in your own region's Splatfests. I'd assume same would be true for eShop copy, if you got a game from one region, you can only play in that region's Splatfest as well.
     
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    Splatfests were always region locked since the first game on the wii u :P The splatfest choices arent always 1 to 1 all around the world, for example the first splatoon 2 splatfest was cake vs ice cream in the US and EU, but was rock vs pop in japan. There were also a some region exclusive choices for splatfest in the first splatoon like the japan exclusive milk tea vs lemon tea, and american exclusive ones like Autobots vs decepticons and EU exclusive ones like get fit vs get rich etc etc. There were however some splatfests where players of different regions did get matched up(European and American players got matched up for the Spongebob vs Patrick and callie vs marie splatfests, Also the Fancy Party vs Costume Party was the first unified splatfest where players from all three regions share stages, matchmaking, and results). But yeah often times each region plays sepearately, tallies up their results individually and often has different choices for splatfests, this has been the case for the first splatoon as well
     
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    Oh, I know all that and it doesn't surprise me there is region separation.
    I meant that the separation is based on the game itself and not the account as was thought originally. Like, many people were sure you could even get into Japanese Splatfests if you used a Japanese Nintendo Account on the console, but seems it doesn't work this way.
     
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    Yeah you need the region specific gane to play in that region you cant just switch accounts to play in other region splatfests
     
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    Thanks for making this clear, I thought different accounts = different regions :)
     
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    How about try US Proxy?
     
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    Well i guess maybe Japan don't care about ketchup or mayo :P
     
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    it holds true for digital too
     
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    This might be why each region has a different game ID. If Nintendo decides to do localized Splatfests like they did with the first game (the US and PAL regions had Spongebob vs. Patrick, while Japan had one about 7-Eleven onigiri), this would allow them to do just that.