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Chained Echoes (Switch): all the updates (latest: Hotfix / Next: Ver. 1.3)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Chained Echoes on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 8th 2022 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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Chained Echoes – Ver. 1.3

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
  • Added: Chinese language support
  • Fixed: Quickstep not working properly
  • Fixed: Kylian’s double Atk passive skill (finally)
  • Fixed: Tiger skills ignoring physical barriers
  • Fixed: invading a certain camp and causing area layering problems
  • Fixed: a rare saving issue caused by last patch
  • Fixed: Extender RAM
  • Fixed: Translation errors
  • Fixed: Other minor errors

Chained Echoes – Ver. ??? (Hotfix)

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

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

  • fix issue with the loading of save files

Chained Echoes – Ver. 1.2

  • Release date: June 13th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Added: New Game + option in the start menu when cleared save file is present
  • Added: New way of obtaining crystals *
  • Added: Crystal gather chains **
  • Added: Option to lower running speed
  • Added: More Stat Boosts and Passive Skills for Kylian for NG+
  • Changed: Removing crystals from equipment yields the proper former crystal ***
  • Changed: Selling equipment auto-removes the crystal
  • Changed: Lowered chance of getting big crystals
  • Changed: Crystals with a purity of 0 can’t drop
  • Changed: Smoother crafting menu navigation
  • Changed: A few enemy stats
  • Changed: Lowered bonus from agility passive and class emblem bonus
  • Changed: Double Steps & Drunken Master don’t stack.
  • Fixed: bug regarding the Shaved Head boss
  • Fixed: other minor bugs and collision errors

* When interacting with a crystal source the player now gets a choice of three crystals for every drop. The player can choose one or none. Choosing none gives the player arc depending on their game’s progress. This gives the player more control over which crystals he wants and which he considers useless for his builds. Also, this makes the inventory less cluttered. This whole system can be turned off in the options.

** If the player chooses a crystal a chain starts. The more crystals of the same property are gathered the more likely they will drop. Choosing a crystal with a different property will restart the chain. Choosing none will continue the chain. This makes hunting for certain crystals a lot easier. When a crystal drop is boosted through a chain it is marked as “Boost”

***This only applies to crystals inserted in version 1.2 or higher.

Chained Echoes – Ver. ???

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Added: Japanese language support
  • Added: Option to re-read tutorials in the menu
  • Fixed a bug where Mage Warrior’s Fire and Water attack wouldn’t trigger oil and dry properly
  • Fixed other minor bugs and collision errors
  • Adjusted Phoenix Rise, Dragonfang, Elemental Pact
  • Adjusted some Sky Armor stat

Chained Echoes – Ver. 1.1.5

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed reload bug in Frydolin’s home
  • Fixed a bug making it possible to skip the Assassin Girl battle
  • Removed marker from north east Rohlan Fields map
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the player to be locked on an island in a certain person’s mind
  • Fixed table colliders in an inn
  • Fixed Randomage not getting added to the bestiary in rare cases
  • Fixed a few collider issues in south west Perpetua
  • Fixed a bug that locked the game when the player killed a certain end game boss while he was using Counter Stance
  • Fixed a bug that led to a black screen when corrupted save files were present in the save directory
  • Fixed a bug regarding the Shaved Head
  • Fixed respawn of a certain boss in the final area
  • Fixed error in price calculations with Zellor’s ability
  • Fixed crystal size display bug in inventory
  • Fixed some missing translations
  • Fixed a bug that could occur when selling equipped skill RAM
  • Fixed a bug where the Fire Attack passive would always trigger
  • Fixed a bug that allowed taking actions during certain loading screens in cutscenes
  • Fixed other minor bugs and collision errors

Chained Echoes – Ver. ???

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a bug regarding saving between boss fights in Phyon Oasis
  • Fixed amount of crystals displayed in the craft menu
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some crystals from dropping
  • Fixed Terror Terrier Amok skill
  • Fixed an AI bug on the Titan Elemental
  • Fixed a bug allowing to teleport out of Raphael’s cave
  • Fixed two Raphaels appearing in a certain cutscene
  • Fixed certain ultra move buff effects to appear in wrong color
  • Fixed Recruit Tehlla not appearing on Hermit’s Isle
  • Fixed being able to open Reward Board during credits
  • Fixed a progression bug after gathering info about Daimbert
  • Fixed a bug regarding the Tadeye in the middle of Ograne Grottos
  • Fixed other minor bugs
  • Changed: Crit Up crystals now have the same chance to drop as other stat crystals

Chained Echoes – Ver. ???

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Glenn from learning a certain skill leaving him with 1 GS at the end of the game
  • Fixed getting the item reward for avoiding optional battles in Phyon Oasis
  • Fixed a bug where enemies were unable to take a turn once a character reached a certain speed
  • Fixed a bug in the boss battle in Raminas Tower
  • Fixed a display bug in the crystal inventory when throwing away crystals
  • Fixed inventory not showing all crystals
  • Fixed Mikah’s Ultra Move killing an enemy over and over
  • Fixed a bug regarding HP on level up (characters now have a bit more HP)
  • Fixed some strings missing a translation
  • Fixed a save load position issue in the quest Into The Maelstrom
  • Fixed Crit Damage Up
  • Fixed other minor issues
  • Changed: Agility stat raised by equipment and passive now clamps at 50 (raising agi in battle can get past this limit. This change needs more testing but this should fix a few problems for the moment)
  • Changed: Agi Up stats
  • Changed: Agi Up crystals have the same chance to drop like other stat up crystals
  • Changed: Glenn now learns TP Cost Down instead of Chemistr

Chained Echoes – Ver. ???

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an enemy freezing the game upon its death in late game
  • Fixed Sienna breaking sequence in Farnsport
  • Fixed a few save reload issues
  • Fixed an issue with a cutscene in the Phyon Oasis where A. joins
  • Added a method to reset the pillar puzzle in the last area of the ruins
  • Fixed discarding crystals before finishing the tutorial
  • Fixed Petal Storm + and Pressure Point
  • Fixed zoning errors
  • Fixed Class Skills having too much of an effect on the overdrive under certain conditions
  • Fixed a late game boss respawning
  • Removed an unnecessary Unity Analysis library
  • Removed the ability to teleport while in the “Into the Maelstrom” quest (If you are outside, walk to the back of Magnolia’s room ro re-enter)
  • Removed ability to sell Sky Armor color palettes
  • Fixed other small issues

Chained Echoes – Ver. ???

  • Release date: December 8th 2022 (North America, Europe) / December 9th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • provides lots of bug fixes
  • adds some additional language options

How to download updates for Chained Echoes for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Chained Echoes, 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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