Nintendo Support


  • You are unable to access online services on Nintendo Switch and receive error code 2181-4017. 

  • Error Message: "The use of online services on this console is currently restricted by Nintendo." 

What to Do:

  • This error code indicates network services might be temporarily unavailable due to abnormal device behaviour. 

  • Wait a few hours and then try connecting online again. 

Situation Not Resolved:

If this error continues for more than a day or continues to occur over multiple days, please contact Nintendo Customer Service for further assistance.