Install DDNet on Nintendo Switch


DDRaceNetwork is a 2D cooperative platformer experience. Work together with up to 64 people and push your way through maps.
You will see the best and worst in your teammates when they save you from certain death or leave you behind in the dust.
We've developed DDNet for over 7 years now and made it greater than ever!
It has been free-to-play and free-to-win since development started and will always stay free.
It's also open source, so everyone is invited to help improve it with great new ideas!

To run: Menu -> Games -> DDnet
To run in a terminal: DDNet

If you want to host an online Server you have to activate Port Forwarding in your Router Settings.
You have to create a Port Forwarding with the protocol udp and the Port of your Server (standard is 8303)

Fortunately, DDNet is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install DDNet.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Jammy, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Jammy.
DDNet will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install DDNet

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install DDNet.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Games category.

Now scroll down to find DDNet in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install DDNet for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at