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Nintendo’s National StreetPass Weekend for Halloween

Halloween National StreetPass

Get ready for a frightful holiday as Halloween creeps ever closer. Nintendo announced on their Nintendo YouTube channel “National StreetPass Weekend” for Halloween. This holiday starts on October 31 and will end on November 2.

There are several thousand Nintendo Zones around North America for you to visit and collect StreetPass data as you venture out and explore. National StreetPass events allow gamers to collect StreetPass data from other Nintendo 3DS users not only  your local areas but from all over North America.

During wonderful National StreetPass Weekend, 3DS owners can visit a Nintendo Zone location  — you can find one near you using Nintendo’s website for details. Some of the areas where you can visit Nintendo Zones are:

  • Best Buy
  • Boingo
  • Westfield
  • Bell
  • Simon Mall
  • McDonalds
  • Future Shop
  • AT&T Hot Spot


If you’re not able to go out and these areas, you  still get StreetPass data at homeJust follow these easy steps or look at your Nintendo 3DS owner’s manual for details.

  • rename your WiFi or guest network to (attwifi) and make it so its unsecure. (Make sure your Nintendo 3DS wireless switch is on) This might be all you need to do.
  • If your system doesn’t connect to Nintendo Zone after a minute, go to your (System Settings)
  • go to your systems (Internet Settings)
  • press on your (Connection Settings) buttons
  • choose (New Connection)
  • follow the Nintendo 3DS Wizard

And then you’ll be all done. If your still having trouble connecting, try turning off your Nintendo 3DS and then turn it back on. Also remember that the StreetPasses event resets it counter every six hours. Which means, you can 24 StreetPass’s per day until the November 2nd.

National StreetPass Weekend starts 10/31

This Halloween, you’re in for a treat! It’s a National StreetPass™ Weekend, and we’re mixing up more than 29,000 Nintendo Zone hotspots across North America. That means if you swing by a hotspot with your Nintendo 3DS system from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, you can get up to six StreetPass tags from places near and far.

Collect more Mii characters to fill up your puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap, or pick up enemy tokens for StreetSmash in Super Smash Bros.™ for Nintendo 3DS.

And remember to keep your Nintendo 3DS with you while you’re out over the Halloween weekend—you never know who you might StreetPass!

Find a hotspot near you here:


Happy Halloween and National StreetPass Weekend!


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This entry was posted on 10/26/2014 by in Nintendo and tagged , , , .
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