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Barony (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 4.0.2 / Next: Ver. 4.1.0 – Life After Death)

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. 4.1.0 (Life After Death)

  • Release date: TBA
  • 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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