Pokemon Unite: How to Play the Game's Beta on Nintendo Switch

Pokemon Unite
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Pokémon Unite won’t be released until next month but players can partake in the limited beta run to provide meaningful feedback before its final release. While the beta game is only available in Japan, an exploit has been discovered to go around it.

The game is The Pokémon Company’s foray into the MOBA space. So, the prospect of using different Pokémon to battle using the genre is really exciting.

That said, to test the game’s features as well as latency, developers enabled limited beta on Nintendo Switch only, exclusive to users in Japan.

However, some people came up with a way to participate in the event even though they are not residents of Japan.

How to Play the Beta

Before anything else, you need to have a Nintendo Switch. After that, here are the steps that you should take:

  1. Create an account on the My Nintendo website.
  2. Fill up all of the necessary details but make sure that you select “Japan” under Country/Region
  3. Once your account has been confirmed via email, turn on your Nintendo Switch and then go to Settings > User > Add User
  4. Select “Link to a Nintendo Account” and then fill in the credentials of the account you’ve just created
  5. Next, head over to the eShop, though, make sure that you’re using the new account. While the language used in the shop is Japanese, it is still pretty easy to locate the game from there.
  6. Find Pokémon Unite and download it onto your console. Once it is installed, you can then enjoy the beta!

Although the workaround is easy, keep in mind that the beta period will only last until tomorrow, so there will only be a few hours for you to try.

And since the aim of the beta is to make sure that the game releases without a hitch, be sure to provide feedback.

The game is pretty interesting because there will be five different roles that players must fill. You have the Attacker, Defender, All-Rounder, Speedster, and Supporter.

Pokémon like Cramorant and Cinderace fall under Attackers, while Snorlax and Slowbro are considered Defenders.

Gengar and Absol are Speedsters, Mr. Mime and Eldegoss are Supporters, and Charizard and Machamp are All-Rounders, among many others.

Nintendo Switch will be the first to get the official game. It will be followed by mobile platforms in September.

So, are you going to try the beta?

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