American Fugitive (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. ??? – State of Emergency Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for American Fugitive on Nintendo Switch (originally released on May 23rd, 2019 in Europe and North America)

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American Fugitive – Ver. ??? – State of Emergency Update

  • Release date: November 25th 2019 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Coming soon!

  • List of changes:
  • adds destructive chaotic weaponry (mini gun)
  • adds devastating military vehicles (army 4×4 jeep, etc.)
  • adds a brand new star rating
  • adds 10 new challenges
  • adds 3 new music tracks
  • Source: Curve Digital PR

American Fugitive – Ver. 1.0.17959

  • Release date: September 12th 2019 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Minimap added, with route planner aid
  • Option to turn off minimap in Game Options
  • Turn off custom waypoint marker when close to it
  • Civilians are more tolerant of certain minor crimes, so won’t always report them
  • Police take longer to arrive at crime scenes, as previously were unrealistically quick
  • AI try to move away from burning vehicles
  • Civilian AI better at checking for oncoming traffic before crossing roads
  • Fix for one chunk in Ridge Plains not loading in some circumstances
  • Performance optimisations

American Fugitive – Ver. 1.0.17514

  • Release date: July 4th 2019 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:


  • Fixed AI getting stuck behind cliffs.
  • Can order multiple guns without the previous being despawned.
  • Fixed issue with AI popping in and out at Train Station doors.
  • ATMs can now be broken into after being towed.
  • Fixed issue which prevented use of crowbar on doors which can be kicked open.
  • Fixed issue where Mission NPCs occasionally wouldn’t unlock correctly.
  • Player is now awarded a small amount of cash for compacting vehicles.

Quality of Life

  • Statistics Screen: Distances over 1000 metres now display as Km.
  • Map Screen: Show available Mission Giver and Time Trial icons for all areas, not just the one user is in.
  • Added Stunt Jump icons to map, with colours denoting complete / incomplete.
  • Added icons to Journal note entries denoting stash discovered / undiscovered, as well as the ability to add a map waypoint at original note location.
  • Time Trial map icons are now colour coded to denote tier achieved.
  • Added Info Panel to map screen, displaying personal best Time Trial times and Stunt Jump distances.
  • Added off-screen markers animation to make them more noticeable.


  • Fixed Stunt Jump UI showing ‘New Record’ at incorrect times.
  • Improved persistence of clothing off-screen indicator, to aid on-boarding.
  • Improved persistence of objective off-screen marker icons, especially when in different map regions.
  • Fixed issue where taking cash would occasionally fail to give you the money.


  • Fixed lockpick item using wrong sound effect.
  • Fixed restraining items not using their respective sound effect during ‘Restrain’ interior phase.
  • Fixed issue with character music looping a second time before abruptly stopping.
  • Fixed issue with Prison Infirmary ‘beep’ SFX not terminating.
  • Fixed issue where graveyard corpses would scream.


  • Fixed ‘Arrests’ stat not being incremented.
  • Removed some trees around forest cabin area to improve performance.
  • List of changes:

– new cash rewards
– break into ATMs
– new stunt jump icons
– performance updates

American Fugitive – Ver. 1.0.4

  • Release date: May 27th 2019 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • List of changes:

– fixes issue with framerate
– fixes issues with crashes

American Fugitive – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: May 23rd 2019 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the launch version of the game.
  • Source: game

How to download updates for American Fugitive for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for American Fugitive, 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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