How to download free Nintendo Switch games

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Nintendo Switch allows you to download free games through the eShop, the digital store for Nintendo's hybrid console. Through free Nintendo Switch downloads, you can access a large catalog of games without breaking the bank.


Today we will explain how to download free Nintendo Switch games. No, we are not referring to acquiring them in a way that Nintendo can subsequently penalize you, but to how to access the official catalog of free games on consoles and download them easily.



Like all consoles, Nintendo Switch has its own catalog of free games. But in order not to have to search for them one by one in the game list, there is a way in which you can see all free games on one screen, so it will be much easier to find the one you want to play and download it.

How to download free Nintendo Switch games


To find and download free Nintendo games, the first thing you need to do is visit the Nintendo eshop free games, the official game and application store of consul. You will do this by clicking on his icon, which is the one in which a shopping bag appears, and which you find in the lower options bar.

Once in the game store, click the Search button (1) you have at the top of the left column. You will enter the search screen, where you need to click on the Price Limit option (2) to view different price ranges to search for games, including free Nintendo games to download.

Once you are in the section for selecting games by price limit, you will see that there are several categories organized in descending order according to the price. Scroll down to the Free Download category and hit the Show More button to access the catalog of free games available for Switch.




You will go to a screen where you will see all the free content available for the Switch, both game demos and full free-to-play games. Here, what you need to do is choose a free game and click on it to start the "purchase" process and add it to your library.

After clicking on a game, you will enter its information screen, where you will be shown data such as its description or several screenshots. Here, click the Free Download button which will appear where you normally see the price of the game and you will begin the process of acquiring it.

You will reach the final purchase confirmation screen. Here you just have to confirm that you want to get hold of the game, a step inherited from the paid titles that you will also have to find with the free ones. Just do it click the Free Download button that appears at the bottom right and you will finish "buying" the game.



And that's it, you'll be done with the game and the download will start automatically without you having to do anything else. Now, you simply need to press Close to exit the game store or Continue Shopping to stay there. These choices will not affect the download.


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