The Nintendo Switch emulator Yuzu now supports local and wireless multiplayer, allowing you to play with or against other Yuzu users.
While the Ryujinx emulator already supports this feature, the Yuzu development team found a way to implement this functionality in the emulator; the Switch initially used Wi-Fi to scan other Switches for the Local Wireless Multiplayer ( LDN) service, but Yuzu uses virtual rooms to allow users to join them and create game lobbies.
Interestingly, this feature does not use the Nintendo server and does not require a Nintendo account. Furthermore, on Switch, players are limited to other nearby Switch players. However, Yuzu’s LDN feature does not, as it uses a complex server/client infrastructure that redirects the game’s radio over the Internet.
Since this feature is an early release, there are still some limitations, and not all Switch games are supported. Games tested include (among others) ARMS, Animal Crossing; New Horizons, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Party Superstars, Mario Strikers, Mario Tennis Aces, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Pokemon Let’s Go, Pokemon Sword & Shield, Pokemon Legends. Pirates, Pokemon Brillennium & Arceus, Mario Strikers, Mario Tennis Aces, Poke Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Poke Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. Arceus, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, Super Smash Smash Bros.
Ultimate, Super Mario Party, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.
The feature is currently available in the latest Early Access version. According to the team, the part will soon be available in mainstream Yuzu builds.