Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled was released on June 21st, and has been mostly well-received for its faithfulness to the original kart-racing title starring everyone's favorite bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot. However, while it has received glowing reviews and been appealing to gamers overall, the Nintendo Switch version had apparently been experiencing some online multiplayer issues which have now been patched.
Previously, Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, which was to add online multiplayer modes to its arsenal, was having random disconnect issues, as well as synchronization problems wherein players' character models were not correctly connected to the minimap. These issues were initially present on all consoles, though the PlayStation 4 saw the first patch. As of earlier today, however, the Switch finally got its own patch, according to Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled developer Beenox, which sent out a tweet assuring Switch owners that the issues should be fixed.
Specifically, the tweet greets fans saying that the "Nintendo Switch patch is now live, focused on improving online multiplayer." Furthermore, the developer offers gratitude to players for their patience and "for the feedback shared as we continue to refine the game. We'll see you in the races!"
Right now, if players are still experiencing troubles, they should report them to Beenox. As they seem to act responsively, most issues that come up will likely be at least examined by the developer.
Gamers will most likely be satisfied by Beenox's intentness on perfecting any arising issues with Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. More broadly, the developer seems to want to maintain the steam of the PlayStation era's revival, or the revival of the era that introduced 3D gaming on a wide scale with games like the remade the Crash Bandicoot trilogy and Spyro the Dragon trilogy. Thus, it would likely be disappointing to gamers for these games to be marred by modern flaws.
As for the Nintendo Switch experiencing flaws with online multiplayer, this, unfortunately, doesn't come as much of surprise. Historically, Nintendo hasn't been focused on online multiplayer components, as evidenced by latency, which was part of the reason why everyone was complaining about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's online component previously. Hopefully, Beenox's Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled will become largely bug-free on Nintendo's hybrid console.