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Black Skylands (Switch): all the updates

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

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Black Skylands – Ver. ???

  • Release date: November 13th 2023 (North America, Europe) / November 14th 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed UI with misplaced marker for big bird nest.
  • Fixed Video options dropdown spacing.
  • Fixed players stuck between switch and lamp in Moth Nest.
  • Fixed font with “Student Notes”.
  • Fixed boarding ship speed boost if a turret was placed into its armor.
  • Fixed items cloning.
  • Fixed Mosquitoes (Falcon ships) flying in circles.
  • Fixed black screen when alt-tabbing during loading.
  • Fixed main menu black screen.
  • Fixed Volcano and Hive weapons not damaging Kraken.
  • Fixed Ship Workshop quest completion.
  • Fixed last swarm weapon mod obtainability.
  • Fixed ship changing bug after death in Raid.
  • Fixed enemies spawning after Big Water Island liberation.
  • Fixed assault rifle respawning on Fathership after reloading.
  • Fixed bug with tiles on Hungry Gardens.
  • Fixed fishing hole interaction bug while jumping nearby.
  • Fixed Kraken not spawning in West Aspya.
  • Fixed Kraken instant revival.
  • Fixed batteries not respawning if not placed in slot.
  • Fixed bug where the player could take 2 items from Fathership’s hold.
  • Fixed bug a discrepancy observed with the max limit of warehouse in gameplay HUD and inventory menu.
  • Fixed turrets stopping shooting.
  • Removed in-active Sleep feature.
  • Fixed estimated recovery bar persistence when dying while using medkit.
  • Fixed Eva’s dialogue & moth event triggering bug when getting close to skyship rubble.
  • Fixed Boss’ flag flying in air during Rhoda fight.
  • Fixed Moth Nest corrupted texture.
  • Fixed final trailer without blur.
  • Fixed Icy Hollow platform not moving Eva.
  • Fixed Raid tile visuals.
  • Fixed swarm sounds in inappropriate places.
  • Fixed ship cannons upgrade bug that only takes effect after teleporting.
  • Fixed Horos eyes and sphere cutscene.
  • Fixed Sleepy Refuge island music.
Balance Changes:
  • Rebalanced Mort’s battle.
  • Decreased bow damage and crit multiplier.
  • Increased Horos’ HP.
  • Increased last weapons’ upgrades cost.
  • Increased Golden Revolver damage by 20%.
What’s New:
  • Optimization work.
  • Added a new difficulty level for casual players.
  • Added auto-aim feature depending on difficulty level.
  • Hidden Luma button if unable to use.
  • Prologue improvements:
    • Prologue dialogue updated.
    • Aron’s box always has an arrow.
    • Box art changed in the ship’s hold.
    • Green zone added for box placement.
    • Assault Rifle weapon change tutorial hint added.

Black Skylands – Ver. ???

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

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

  • fixes various issues
  • improves optimizations

How to download updates for Black Skylands for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Black Skylands, 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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