Playing with the same bowling ball over and over again can get a little boring after a while. Unfortunately, you only have a single bowling ball when you start playing Switch Sports.
Instead of looking at the same purple ball every game, you can unlock new bowling balls to better customize your character and their gear.
This guide will tell you how to unlock new bowling balls in Switch Sports, how to do it fast, and what to do if you are not able to unlock a new bowling ball.
How to Unlock Bowling Balls
Bowling Balls are considered a customizable sports gear in Switch Sports. That means the process behind getting a new bowling ball is the same as getting any new item.
To get a new item in Switch Sports, players must play many matches, gather points, and use those points to unlock an item from an item collection.
Unfortunately, not all collections contain the items that you want. Besides, the item you get from them is randomly selected. You might have to keep gathering points until you get your desired bowling ball.
Please note that unless you have a Nintendo Switch Online active subscription, you can only get two items per week from this process. If you didn’t get a bowling ball from a collection by any chance, you might have lost your chance of getting that item.
Real bowling has bowling balls of different weights. This isn’t the case in Switch Sports. In this game, different balls are purely cosmetic options.
Different colors and designs might look cool in your avatar’s hands, but they don’t affect gameplay at all. The only difference between bowling balls in this game is their appearance.
How to Get a New Bowling Ball Fast
Players who want to speed up the process of getting new items can queue up for more than one sport at the same time. That way, it is much faster to find a match.
You can also play Trial mode, which allows you to play against the CPU. This mode also grants you points to get more items from the available collections.
If you have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, you can get more than two items per week. This will significantly increase your chances of getting a bowling ball from a collection that has one.
Bowling balls are purely cosmetic, and therefore you don’t have to worry about how having a different one can affect your chances of winning.
You should worry about bowling balls only if you are just tired of looking at the same one.
Unfortunately, you won’t always be able to get a bowling ball from the available collections. This means you might have to wait a few days before you are able to get one with your points.
Just remember that if you keep playing and winning, you will get more items. The more items you get, the greater your chances of getting a new bowling ball — if any is available.
Also, make sure to check the available collections before putting a lot of effort into getting one.