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Barony (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 4.2.0 – Eat My Hat)

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

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Barony – Ver. 4.2.0 (Eat My Hat)

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
Hats and Masks

The first feature that inspired the title of the latest update to Barony, hats and masks further expand your character’s loadout. The team has added over items to the game which you can find during your quest or purchase from a hat shop.

Every hat or mask you equip comes with special themed game effects, so these fashionable new accessories are much more than cosmetics. Full helmets have been broken up into two pieces to ensure that that impressive eye patch you found isn’t covered up by an iron mask. A musketeer tried it once. It didn’t go well.



The time has come. Mimics have long been in the works for Barony, and they’ve finally brought their voracious appetites to bear on the darkest parts of the dungeon. These vicious foes are impossible to distinguish from a regular chest until you open it. Once unleashed, they’ll pursue you relentlessly, causing serious damage to your adventurer while eating any armor you have equipped. Consider yourself warned!


Run for your life once a mimic sets its hungry sights on you.

Game Seeds
Custom Seeds

The addition of Custom Seeds in Barony fulfills another of our Kickstarter promises! Each seed ensures that you’ll get the same dungeon layout every time you play. Seeds are perfect for speedruns or practicing strategies on a familiar map.


Set Custom Seeds from the Lobby Settings Menu

Redesigned Icons

Starting with Eat My Hat, game icons have been completely redesigned! We now have wonderfully rendered, fully 2D, pixel art renditions of every item in Barony. Matthew Griebner has outdone himself once again with these subtle but highly effective icons.


Everything from your inventory to stores look gorgeous with the new icons

Swamp Trees

We’re always striving to make Barony bigger, badder, and more beautiful, and just like our overhauls of the Labyrinths, Underworld, and Hell, the Swamps have gotten a little love.


A Swamp Tree in all of its swampy goodness

Starting with Eat My Hat, Swamp Trees will begin to spawn in the second realm you visit. These new trees stand apart from the rest of the obstacles on these floors of the dungeon and go a long way toward improving the look of one of Barony’s existing biomes.

  • New hats and masks added to the game, spawning in a range of locations throughout the world. New items will appear in Shopkeeper stock, chests, floor items and miniboss inventories
    • As part of this overhaul, some starting class hoods have been replaced with new effect variants for the Rogue, Wanderer, Arcanist, Ninja, Conjurer, and Mesmer
    • All full face headgear such as the Steel Helmet is now split into the helmet and mask portions for customizability
  • Custom Seeds are now supported in the lobby game settings – All map generation objects are now tied to the current map seed and will generate identically when reloading the same savefile:
    • This includes generation objects previously not tied to the map seed such as Shopkeeper stock, chest loot, Minotaur / Zap Brigade spawning, miniboss spawning, spell/arrow trap projectiles
  • Skills can now be modified by certain new items, check modifications to your skill levels in the Skill Sheet:
    • The colored sidebar numbers in the Skill Sheet will display your total of base + modified skill
    • The center area will show the breakdown of your base + modified values in the form of (X + 10) or (X – 10) when applicable
    • Modifying your skill levels grants all benefits displayed, including Legendary unlocks
    • The maximum total is still 100, exceeding this through modifications will not have any effect
    • Skills may still be levelled as normal while your base skill is below 100 but the total has been modified to 100
  • Mask slot items can now degrade on hit if they provide +AC
  • Destroy armor scroll now works on mask slot items
  • Khryselakatos attack speed improved from 0.9x to 0.75x (matching Compound Bow speed)
  • Crossbow and Arbalest now benefit from Swift ammunition and Draw Speed modifiers
  • Removed Alembic from the Tinkering Kit crafting menu and replaced with a new item
  • Chests now show health bars when hitting for 0 damage with projectiles
  • “Wanted” status effect is now also tied to your character sex in addition to race, providing another way to mask your identity
  • Slightly reduced frequency of follower idle noises
  • Added support for alternate sound setups, including surround 5.1/7.1.
    • Change the sound output type in the Audio Settings tab. Restart the game to apply
  • Fixed a bug where Steam Workshop item images were not displaying properly on some platforms
  • Fixed a bug with Surround Sound where front and rear orientation was flipped
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed multiplayer clients not receiving current enemy status effects on top of their health bars
  • Fixed Goblin melee skill increase notification playing after reaching max skill levels
  • Fixed polymorph not working correctly when playing as a monster with Disable Abilities checked
  • Fixed tinker trap placement on chests not positioning correctly
  • Fixed Parashu proc message incorrectly playing when shapeshifted

Barony – Ver. 4.1.0 (Life After Death)

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available yet. This update brings the following to the game:

  • Co-Op Ghosts!
    • After you die in a multiplayer game and you’re viewing your gravestone, you’ll have the option to spawn immediately as a Ghost! Ghosts don’t fight in the normal sense, but that’s not to say they can’t have a meaningful impact for the team! While haunting your party, ghosts can wander freely and use a few key abilities to offer utility in exploration and even some combat strategy.
  • Callouts
    • Whether you’re on a mouse & keyboard, or a gamepad, our new co-op callouts system puts context sensitive commands at your fingertips. With just a couple of clicks, you can provide very specific messages that empower more team interactions. These callouts point to the indicated subject in-world, ping it on the map, and provide accompanying chat messages with a high degree of specificity. So even if you have a keyboard or are on Discord, callouts make it easier to convey precise information quickly. Perfect for experienced teams, or pickup groups. With plenty of real-time surprises to adapt to, we wanted the callouts feature to be very accessible with a minimum of clicks to use. Just pick your target and then choose from a handful of callout ideas: Spot, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Help and Move.
      • Let the party know that you’re hungry or starving to death!
      • Point out that a certain item might be good for a teammate.
      • Warn your team of a looming trap you spotted.
      • Ask for help with a locked chest.
      • Beg your party to flee from an especially threatening foe!
      • Ask for a party member to pull a lever for you.
      • Let your Goatman buddy know about the fountain you found.
      • Thank your Healer for that clutch save!

Barony – Ver. 4.0.3

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed sustained spells consuming less MP than intended when casting skill was below 40.
  • Completing the game in splitscreen now awards end-game race achievements for all players participating, instead of only player 1

General fixes:

  • Fixed multiplayer client victory screens/scores being incorrect in Classic mode
  • Fixed “In Greater Numbers” achievement not awarding in multiplayer if host had skipped credits
  • Fixed torches degrading while shapeshifted
  • Fixed Stealth skillsheet tooltip displaying incorrect light values
  • Fixed crash when pressing follower commands while reading a sign
  • Blindfold of telepathy now skips the status effect animation for blindness/telepathy
  • Fixed controls preferences not applying correctly in multiplayer games where you are player 2/3/4 (Now you only need to edit the controls preferences look inversion/mouse speed etc for Player 1 – Player 2/3/4 controls are for splitscreen only).
  • Fixed unbound controls reappearing on next game launch
  • Fixed rare crash when commanding a follower to interact with an item
  • Fixed followers being blocked in the Crystal Caves entrance failing to pathfind around stalactites
  • Fixed hovering over the spell list slider and closing inventory causing the cursor to get stuck
  • Fixed wall builder/break triggers causing NPC pathfinding issues
  • Fixed being unable to disable monster race abilities on controller in character selection

Barony – Ver. 4.0.2

  • Release date: August 12th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed first-time launch tutorial prompt not appearing (everyone will receive this on next startup)
  • Fixed tutorial completion times not saving between game restarts
  • Fixed ATK tooltip displaying blank value
  • Fixed multiplayer desync on shopkeeper floors
  • Added a preset profiles for gamepad controls
  • Added gamepad layout graphics to show all controls at a glance
  • Added per-player configuration of gamepad settings – sensitivity, look inversion, hotbar type
  • Added confirmation dialogue when Discard & Exit pressed in the Settings menu
  • Continued performance improvements to pathfinding
  • Tutorial 1 now provides a prompt on completion
  • Added hundreds of new names to the randomized player and NPC name lists


  • Fixed Shopkeepers in Tutorial 10 having their Private Selection consumable items shuffled into their inventory grid
  • Fixed Skeletons receiving hunger messages when using Fruit Juice/Booze
  • Fixed quiver items not granting sneaking bonus light
  • Fixed follower wheel wrongly applying gamepad stick inversion

How to download updates for Barony for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Barony, 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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