Over the weekend, some Smash Bros. 3DS players complained of being banned temporarily from online play. They weren’t sure why.
In an official release, Nintendo announced today that there was a bug that allowed players using Peach to pull turnips in online play. The problem is that in “For Glory” online play, there are no items available, which gives Peach players an unfair advantage.
Some players have been using the cheat, while others were not — but both, according to 2ch, apparently resulted in a blanket temp ban. In today’s Nintendo press release, the company recognised that it has accidentally banned players that it mistakenly thought were cheating.
“We are truly sorry for any trouble this has caused players,” Nintendo said in an official statement.
Nintendo is readying an update to fix the bug, and it should be ready in about a week.
On popular game blogs like My Game News Flash, many commenters are calling what happened “incompetence” on Nintendo’s part.