Animal Crossing Error Code 2219-2502: Is There a Fix?

Animal Crossing Error Code 2219-2502 completely ruined my turnip selling plans
Animal Crossing Error Code 2219-2502 completely ruined my turnip selling plans / Nintendo

Animal Crossing Error Code 2219-2502 troubled multiple players Saturday night as Nintendo's online Switch servers gave way and shut down.

This has impacted everyone from customers to the Nintendo eShop to Animal Crossing: New Horizons players looking to take advantage of the final hours of last week's turnip selling. Social media sites were alight with players searching for answers, a possible reason, or even a fix.

So, what happened last night?

Animal Crossing Error Code 2219-2502

Your Switch will display this error when the servers experience a higher bout of traffic than they can handle. This throttles the connection for other players and effectively shuts them out while also, possibly, overloading the servers on the whole.

"This error code indicates an error occurred when connecting to the service, likely the result of a temporary service outage or a high volume of user access," according to the official Nintendo support website.

Apparently, this can also happen on an individual level if connection was disrupted on the player side--i.e. with their internet service provider (ISP).

There are no fixes other than to wait for traffic to die down or for the servers to be restored. It appears that having everyone stuck at home has caused a bit more trouble than expected.

Nintendo Switch online servers are up and operational at the time of writing.