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AK-xolotl (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. ???)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for AK-xolotl on Nintendo Switch (originally released in September 2023 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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AK-xolotl – Ver. ??? (Chaos Trials and Chaos Unleashed)

  • Release date: December 8th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Chaos Trials

Embark on the ultimate AK-xolotl challenge with Chaos Trials, unlocked after defeating the final boss. Activate various Run Modifiers at different ranks, elevating your Chaos level. Conquer bosses at specific Chaos levels to reap bonus rewards.

Each Run Modifier spices up the game’s difficulty, so test your limits and see how much Chaos you can take!

Boost enemy damage, max HP, wave size, bid farewell to healing effects, and more—there are over 25 levels of Chaos to conquer. Remember, more Chaos equals more rewards!

Upon defeating the final boss, a new face emerges at the Pond: Zanzi, the panther. As a seasoned combat veteran, she’s here to share her wisdom and guide you on the path to becoming the ultimate fighter!

Chaos Unleashed
  • A brand-new Boss: tired of crab cakes for dinner? Give Pond Pincer a break and brace yourself for the possibility of encountering a brand new alternate boss in Biome 1 – the Mine-Gast! This one’s guaranteed to take you on a wild ride.
  • New Enemies: tales of your havoc have spread throughout the Pond, and 6 new creature types have joined the battle against…well, you.
  • New Weapons: over 20 new weapons, ranging from classics like the Nail Gun, Boomerang, and Peacekeeper to more unusual firearms like the Tentacle, Elephant Gun, and Toadally Tosser. Things are about to get crazy!
  • New Items: while new weapons are fantastic, let’s take the fun to the next level with 20 new items to fully customize your builds. Get ready for some truly insane combinations!
  • In-run Shop Redesign: say goodbye to unclear marketing tactics – the Hyena shop now provides a comprehensive description of all the available goodies. Become the informed buyer you deserve to be!
  • New Room Layouts: as always, we’ve sprinkled in some new room layouts to enhance the visual diversity of your runs.
  • Kickstarter axolittles: the two axolittles unlocked during our Kickstarter campaign are now available to catch during your runs.
  • Run Modifiers: dive into the ultimate AK-xolotl challenge with Chaos Trials, available after conquering the final boss. Activate various Run Modifiers at different ranks, increasing your Chaos level. Triumph over bosses at designated Chaos levels to harvest extra rewards.
Holiday Spice:
  • Prepare to spread some holiday cheer! Four new holiday-themed axolittles are now available to catch, and from December 1st, The Pond will undergo a festive makeover with new decorations to get you into the holiday spirit. Picture gingerbread men, Christmas presents, and a magical snowy landscape covering almost everything! Be sure to check out the in-game winter wonderland!
 
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the bug where clicking out of focus during the confirmation screen in the pause menu will cause the game to “soft lock”.
  • Droppin’ Doggo and Small Paws Dealer shops refresh button will no longer work after all items/weapons have been bought
  • Fixed the issue where navigation was being lost in the Journal menu
Balance

 

Weapons:
  • Tactic Gun: Fire rate decreased from 0.1 to 0.12
  • Wingers: Fire mode changed to Auto
  • Big AK: Damage increase from 85 to 95
Abilities:
  • Lotzilla size increased from 100% to 200%
Melee weapons redesign
  • Melee weapons now only destroy normal enemy attacks. Elite enemies and bosses attacks (pink projectiles), will no longer be destroyed by melee weapon swings.
Quality of life
  • Implemented proper mouse navigation support for all game menus
Other
  • Implemented status effects on enemies

AK-xolotl – Ver. ???

  • Release date: October 31st 2023 (North America, Europe) / November 1st 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Bug Fixes
  • Faith ability now deals damage to bosses
  • Fixed the issue of players taking damage during boss execution cutscenes
  • Fixed the issue where sometimes picking up the same weapon was decreasing your ammo
  • Items picked up during runs will now properly display on the left side of the screen
  • Ghost Bullets item will no longer make bullets go through the 5th boss wall tentacle attack (so you will now be able to damage them)
  • Fixed Capitalism item issue where your damage would drop drastically after buying something from the Hyena shop room
  • Helmet item will now properly protect against all kinds of explosions
  • Fixed the issue where older saves were not unlocking shops in the HUB
  • Snake boss projectiles no longer push the player away
  • Fixed the issue where players couldn’t buy from the Hyena shop room even when having enough Doraditos
  • Fixed the issue with the Devil Croakker flame hitting the player after 2 extra seconds after disappearing
  • Fixed the issue with the level report screen showing wrong information and the game not saving the currency that the player got during the run (no more crocodile has killed you in level report after beating the boss)
  • Reduced the size of spikes hitboxes
  • Fish axolittle is now properly evolving (was evolving to Mud Whooper axolotl previously)
  • Fixed the issue where flying enemies weren’t being hit by explosions
  • After finishing a run, buttsliding across the hub and talking to an NPC will no longer block the dialogues
  • Fixed the issue where hazards (spikes, acid barrels, etc.) could damage the player multiple times and invulnerability time wasn’t being applied
  • Fixed the issue where re-rolling items in the shops made them appear without a price, so players could get them for free
  • Eldritch Meat recipes should no longer be displayed in red in the Cooking menu if the player has enough currency
  • Damage items should now properly apply to explosive weapons
  • Boony death explosions will now properly display below the enemy and should no longer chase the player
  • Total save slot playtime will no longer reset
  • When swapping weapons while using a gamepad, crosshair should no longer randomly change direction
  • When swapping weapons while using the “Player” focused camera, the camera will no longer do a snap animation
  • Fixed the issue where reloading the main weapon and then swapping to the secondary weapon would grant players with additional ammo
  • The “pet” prompt should now be properly displayed when approaching your Axolittles
  • The “black screen” issue that was happening to some players should now be fixed
QoL (Quality of Life)

 

Blisstaker:
  • Moved Blisstaker closer to the axolittles area
  • Reduced Blisstaker time to appear condition (from 3 runs after hatching a baby to 1 run)
    Weapons:
  • Reduced Pond Eagle primary weapon unlock condition (from 4 runs to 1 run)
    Other:
  • Cooking pot and Blisstaker menu now have a red text instead of gray when the player can’t afford something
  • Nugget, the chicken got tired of all the clucking and is now silent
  • New MAX HP Up room icon as many people were confusing it with a healing only room
Big Paws (bear enemy):
  • Big Paws has taken a breather and decided to stop the nonstop firing frenzy!
    Other:
  • Chest no longer have collision (this will avoid bosses/enemies getting stuck in chests or doorways being blocked by chests as well)
  • Added a confirmation window before deleting a save file (say goodbye to those accidental deletions!)
Balance

 

Weapons:
  • Ratvolver: Damage reduced from 80 to 70
  • U.Z.1: Damage increased from 32 to 35
  • Hoggen: Damage reduced from 190 to 180
  • Beheader: Attack speed reduced from 0.9 to 1
  • Katana: Attack speed reduced from 0.7 to 0.8
  • Axe-lotl: Attack speed reduced from 1 to 1.1
  • Hydra & Hammerhead: Damage reduced from 700 to 600
  • Zap-Cannon: Damage increased from 80 to 120
  • All Secondary SMG: Damage increased from 28 to 30
  • Unlock price for Epic Weapons has been reduced
Axolotls:

 

Reduced grind on weapon spec selection, cost goes down from 8 to 5 Cookies
  • Classes: Modified to make them more different from each other
  • Chonky: Health changed from 3HP/2 Shield to 5HP
  • Slippery: Health changed from 1HP/2 Shield to 2HP/2 Shield
  • Greedy: Health changed from 1HP/1 Shield to 3HP
  • Maniac: Health changed from 2HP to 2HP/1 Shield
  • Rager: Health changed from 2HP/1 Shield to 4HP
Abilities:
  • Cancel: Charge reduced from 6500 to 5000
  • Lotzilla: Charge reduced from 12000 to 10000
Enemy Adjustments:
  • Adjusted the score given by the enemies, there was a manual error, and all the enemies were giving 10 scores after biome 2
  • Bull Lee: Movement speed reduced from 3 to 2.5
  • Sock It Snake: HP reduced from 16200 to 15000
  • More Caterkillah spawns during biome 1 and 2
Cooking:

 

Values modified to reduce the grind in the early game
  • Slightly Spiced Salad: Ingredients changed from “25 Herbs” to “15 Herbs”
  • Veggie Fish: Ingredients changed from “22 Herbs and 24 Fish” to “17 Herbs”
  • Courageous Potatoes: Ingredients changed from “28 Herbs and 21 Salt” to “16 Herbs”
  • Salt-Baked Bass: Ingredients changed from “20 Fish and 26 Salt” to “14 Fish and 16 Salt”
  • Rice with Things: Ingredients changed from “24 Fish, 26 Mushroom and 25 Eldritch Meat” to “12 Herbs, 10 Fish and 13 Mushroom”
  • Sweet Grilled Shroom: Ingredients changed from “31 Honey and 27 Mushroom” to “11 Herbs, 5 Honey and 15 Mushroom”
  • Sauteed Tentacles: Ingredients changed from “31 Mushroom and 33 Eldritch Meat” to “15 Salt and 14 Eldritch Meat”
  • Honey Cream: Ingredients changed from “20 Herbs and 25 Honey” to “12 Herbs”
  • Vegan Muffin: Ingredients changed from “25 Herbs” to “14 Herbs”
  • Anchovy Juice: Ingredients changed from “34 Fish” to “13 Fish”
  • Pit Candy: Ingredients changed from “32 Fish and 33 Eldritch Meat” to “15 Fish and 15 Honey”
  • Salty Lollipop: Ingredients changed from “36 Salt and 36 Honey” to “11 Salt and 16 Honey”
  • Hallucinogenic Pie: Ingredients changed from “22 Mushroom and 33 Eldritch Meat” to “18 Herbs, 13 Honey and 14 Mushroom”
  • Cursed Ice Cream: Ingredients changed from “30 Salt and 39 Eldritch Meat” to “15 Eldritch Meat”
Items:
  • Mutant Fish: from -50% dmg and -7 accuracy to -50% dmg and -5 accuracy (bullets will go in a more straight pattern)
  • Beer: from -40% dmg and -4 accuracy to -30% dmg and -2 accuracy (bullets will go in a more straight pattern)
  • Glutton Bullets: from +80% dmg to +50% dmg
  • Battery: from 75 dmg to 100 dmg
  • Pendant: from 20-150 dmg to 60-150 dmg
Shops:
  • Hyena shop will now show higher rarity Items and Weapons

How to download updates for AK-xolotl for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for AK-xolotl, 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;

OR

  • 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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