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A Dark Room (Switch): Software updates

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for A Dark Room on Nintendo Switch (originally released on April 12th 2019 in Europe and North America, and May 7th 2020 in Japan).

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A Dark Room – Ver. ???

  • Release date: June 30th (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • List of changes:
  • adds the Game Boy-inspired look from the Japanese release of the game.

How to download updates for A Dark Room for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for A Dark Room, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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