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Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections: Can You Create a Private Lobby? Answered

Can you challenge your friends in Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections by using a private lobby? Here's what we know.

Part of the fun in online fighting games comes from competing against your friends. I’m often more comfortable playing against friends than strangers. But can you create a private lobby in Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections and challenge your friends from there?

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Are Private Lobbies Available in Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections?

A private lobby or custom game option would allow you to decide who you play with and what game mode you use.

This question has popped up several times since its release. And I understand the appeal of wanting to play a new game with friends. However, there’s one problem with that when it comes to Naruto x Boruto. And that’s the fact that there’s currently no way to create a private lobby or custom match. At least, not yet.

When Will Custom Matchmaking Be Added?

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The day one patch notes specifically mention that online custom matchmaking will be added later. But it doesn’t mention how long we’ll be waiting for this specific feature to make it into the game. I understand that there must be plenty of players who got the game to play with friends or in the PvP mode in general. So, the lack of custom matchmaking and the issues with crashes, frame rate drops, and being put on the wrong region’s servers are all the more frustrating in those cases. But in this case, we at least know that the developers plan to add custom matchmaking.

And that covers the question: can you create a private lobby in Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections? The story modes aren’t too long, but you could spend time in them waiting for private lobbies. Or participate in online battles to prepare to fight your friends. Either way, be sure to check out our NxB guides hub for more content, like how to fix your controller not working or what the difference between Simple and Normal controls is.

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Melissa Sarnowski has been working as a gaming writer professionally for two years, having been at GameSkinny for over a year now as a horror beat writer. She has an English degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison. While she focuses on all things horror, she also enjoys cozy games, MMOs like FFXIV and WoW, and any and everything in between.