what is Wii U online gaming like in 2019

Discussion in 'Wii U - Games & Content' started by lpoolm, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. lpoolm
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    so just got a cheap wii u after selling mine a while back to replace with a switch.
    Can not play my switch online so was hoping to get my online fix with the wii u?
    Is it still active though? I love splatoon and possibly mario kart but its splatoon i miss, is this still active does anyone know to make it worth paying for the online service?
    thanks
     
  2. aerios169

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    Call of duty still online AND the games thst you mention
     
  3. lpoolm
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    great, loved playing cod on the gamepad when there was cr#p on the tv
     
  4. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    You mean, paying for an Internet connection?

    I could have sworn online stuff for Wii U was free.
     
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  5. aerios169

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    its free, you dont have to pay aninithing like switch.
     
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    wow, didnt know that either! thats great thanks for the info, glad i didnt just buy it now!
    Will get this set up and playing at the weekend, very happy now!
     
  7. aerios169

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    yeah also you can play backups without problem, but just dont cheat i recomend u also download zelda. even you can install gamecube games and play them with gamepad
     
  8. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    ....didn't Switch get "Switch Online", a paid service?
     
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  10. aerios169

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    yeah but not wiiu also is a bad service compared with xbox live or olthers, in my opinion a waste of money
     
  11. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.

    ....today...is one of those days.
    What I meant and know:
    Wii U--free online
    Switch--paid online
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    Glad we're all caught up.
     
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  12. Lacius

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    Splatoon and Call of Duty: Black Ops II get played online on my Wii U on a regular basis.
     
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    I can't seem to matchmake on BOps2, but sometimes cod ghosts work. Must be the region.
     
  14. UltraDolphinRevolution

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    People also still play Smash Bros.
    Tournament and video uploads have been disabled a long time ago. The weekly pie charts ended last month (but it's not a big deal).
    Friendly and random matches work as always but getting a random 2on2 going does take a little more time now.

    Unfortunately, the CoD crowd almost exclusively plays TDM due to a low player count. The series on Wii/Wii U should have had a compulsory change of game modes like in Splatoon (only quicker: TDM, then DOM, then S&D etc).
     
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    Splatoon is still going strong -



    I'd imagine Call of Duty is also going pretty well.
     
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