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Nintendo Switch Server Maintenance | Switch Online Error 2137-8056

If you’re trying to access the Nintendo Switch eShop right now, you’re likely running into error code 2137-8056. This is the code you’ll usually get when the Nintendo Switch server maintenance is underway. What can you do about Nintendo Switch Online error code 2137-8056? Read on below to find out.

Nintendo Switch Server Maintenance Times | Switch servers down

If you just can’t wait to dig into that big Smash Bros. update, you’re going to have to be patient. Nintendo Switch server maintenance usually takes at least a few hours to complete. Fortunately, Nintendo has a network status page that you can check to see when you can expect service to be restored.

The Nintendo server status page has both general information about the console’s current network outages, and also gives you the scoop on individual games. Right now you can expect Smash Bros. servers to be back online at around 8:30 p.m. PT/11:30 p.m. ET.

Switch Online Error 2137-8056 fix

When Nintendo’s servers are down for maintenance, you’ll likely get a message with error code 2137-8056 when you try to access the Switch eShop or online features in games. This indicates that the Switch servers are down and online functionality cannot currently be accessed.

Fortunately, the issue probably isn’t on your end. Check the server status page linked above, and you’ll probably see that Nintendo has the servers down for maintenance. The best fix for this is just to wait it out. Nintendo is usually pretty faithful to the times it lists for maintenance, so just wait till then and try and enter the eShop or game you were trying to access.

If this doesn’t work, there may be a delay in bringing Switch services back up, or you may have to restart your console.