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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.5.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Nintendo Switch (originally released on June 25th 2019 in Europe and North America, and later in Japan)

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Ver. 1.5.0

  • Release date: May 16th 2024 (North America, Europe) / May 20th 2024 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • adds Chaos and Vs modes
    • Chaos Mode is local or online co-op action that you can play solo, with a friend or be matched with other players on the same system. Fight through a series of randomized rooms to defeat demons and bosses. Complete challenges before each boss to get powerful upgrades! How long will you survive? 
    • VS Mode is a special PVP mode created just for Ritual of the Night. At the beginning of the match, players will enter a room exclusive to the match battle. Wave after wave of demons will begin to attack both players. When you defeat the demons, you will gain souls. Souls can be spent at the central statue (shop) to upgrade your weapons, armor or items. You will be able to purchase attacks that will negatively affect your opponent. Fill their room with fog, reverse their controls and more! The winner is the player that survives the longest. Versus Mode supports local and online play with friends or matchmaking with other players on the same platform.  Please note that Chaos and Versus Modes do not support cross-platform play. 
  • adds three new premium (paid) cosmetic packs for Miriam

    • Succubus
      • Scythe (Weapon Slot)
      • Vampiric Wig (Head Slot)
      • Vampiric Skinsuit (Body Slot)
      • Vampiric Wings (Accessory Slot)
      • Vampiric Choker (Scarf Slot)
      • Dream Steal (Shard Slot)
    • Magical Girl
      • Miri Scepter (Weapon Slot)
      • Miri Wig (Head Slot)
      • Miri Dress (Body Slot)
      • Communicator (Accessory Slot)
      • Summon Bu-chan (Shard Slot)
      • Familiar: Bu-chan (Familiar Slot)
    • Japanesque
      • Japanesque Umbrella (Weapon Slot)
      • Japanesque Wig (Head Slot)
      • Japanesque Robe (Body Slot)
      • Sarashi (Accessory Slot)
      • Usagi Mask (Accessory Slot)
      • Sakura Storm (Shard Slot)
  • adds the free Half-Genie Cosmetic Pack
    • Half-Genie Outfit (Body Slot)
    • Half-Genie Vest (Accessory Slot) 
    • Half-Genie Tiara (Accessory Slot) 
    • Risky Blade (Weapon Slot)
    • Risky Pistol (Weapon Slot)
    • Risky Bandana (Head Slot) 
    • Half-Genie Fireball (Directional Shard)

Online Co-Op and Multiplayer

  • We have added online functionality for Chaos and Vs mode to allow players to participate in Co-Op and Multiplayer PVP.
    Players may invite friends from their friends list or be paired with a random player.
  • Players must be on the same platform (Steam, GOG, Epic, PlayStation, Xbox or Switch) to connect and play.
  • Cross-play is not supported.
  • This feature is NOT available for other modes.

Bug Fixes

  • General Bug Fixes

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Ver. 1.4.0 (Journey Crossover Area)

  • Release date: August 23rd 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New playable Area for Miriam to explore based on Journey, thatgamecompany’s critically acclaimed game, with a unique boss fight and new item for Miriam to equip
    • The entrance to The Tunnels will appear after you have freed Gebel and unlocked the Den of Behemoths. The room with the doorway will be marked on the castle map (no, it’s not IN the Den of Behemoths). Head to the highlighted area on the map and you’ll find the entrance inside. Once you find (and fight) your way through the cavernous maze, the final challenge awaits: a battle with the level’s guardian. Your reward for survival is a special Journey-inspired equippable item! Because this is a new, hidden area, it does not affect map completion percentages or achievements. 
  • Fixed an issue with save and warp rooms randomizing when option was set to unchanged in Randomizer
  • Fixed an issue with a timestamp error on Nintendo Switch version
  • Fixed an issue where commands displayed is not updated for the custom controller configuration.
  • General bug fixing 

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Ver. 1.3.1 (Aurora Update)

  • Release date: June 2nd 2022 (North America, Europe) / June 3rd 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New Playable Character: Aurora from Child of Light
  • Reload time after dying as Miriam reduced.
  • Fixed instances where Miriam would take damage from spike walls while using Reflector Ray.
  • Addressed issues where some text would clip or fall out of boxes in various languages.
  • Engine changes
  • General bug fixing

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Ver. 1.0.4

  • Release date: January 15th 2020 (North America, Europe) / January 16th 2020 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Stability improvements, such as crashes experienced while interacting with bookcases.
  • Fixed an issue with corruption during dialogue which could lead to crash
  • Some Performance improvements related to animations
  • General Bug Fixing
  • List of changes:

This update provides further improvements in the following areas: Input Lag, Visual Quality, Crashes and Load Times.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: October 31st 2019 (North America, Europe) / November 1st 2019 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • List of changes:

This update provides improvements in the following areas: Input Lag, Visual Quality, Crashes and Load Times.

  • Additional notes: check out this post for more details about the update!
  • Source: 505 Games

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: August 1st 2019 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Bug Fixes

Fixed instances where Bloodless would not heal while using Blood Steal offscreen.
Fixed shards that had memory leaks
Fixed the physics bug on hair while using some accessories
Fixed the crash after interacting with a bookcase
Fixed items getting stuck on walls
Fixed repeating SFX during Beal encounter
Fixed instances where sliding into water would cause the player to get stuck

Familiar Changes:

Familiar upgrade via Grade was nerfed
Increased strength based on level
Dullhammerhead has been nerfed

Shard Adjustments (Decreased Power):

Riga Stroaema
    OLD ATK 28
    NEW ATK 24

    OLD ATK 15
    NEW ATK 10

Change Bunny
    OLD ATK 30
    NEW ATK 25

Flame Cannon
    OLD ATK 18
    NEW ATK 16

Straight Arrow
    OLD ATK 18
    NEW ATK 16

Chase Arrow
    OLD ATK 16
    NEW ATK 14

Heretical Grinder
    OLD ATK 19
    NEW ATK 15

Circle Ripper
    OLD ATK 36
    NEW ATK 32

Shooting Dagger
    OLD ATK 24
    NEW ATK 20

Riga Dohin
    OLD ATK 40
    NEW ATK 35

Welcome Company
    OLD ATK 18 – Spawns 5
    NEW ATK 12 – Spawns 3

Directed Shield
    OLD MP 30/sec
    NEW MP 50/sec

Weapon Adjustments (Decreased Power):

Flying Edge
    OLD ATK 18
    NEW ATK 16

Rhava Bural
    OLD ATK 14
    NEW ATK 12

Rhava Velar
    OLD ATK 16
    NEW ATK 14

Weapon Techniques (Increased Power):

Surprise Gift
Force Blast
Lasting Wound
Flashing Air Kick
Crimson Storm


Changed crafting materials for Flame Cannon

Enemy HP Increases

Dullahammer Head

Boss Adjustments


Drop Adjustments

Increased the drop rate of “Monster Fur” from Simians


Text corrections


Valefor’s max HP heal is capped at 9999
Adjusted quest jingle volume
Adjusted lighting on GDN013 well (difficult to see that players can go through).


Map feature improvements

* Localization Improvements

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Ver. 1.0.1

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

No patch notes available.

  • List of changes:
  • adds content
  • improves performance
  • Additional notes: this is the Day 1 update for the game.
  • Source: 505 Games (Kickstarter)

How to download updates for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, 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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