Chess Ultra: Software updates (latest: Ver. ???)

In this post, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Chess Ultra on Nintendo Switch (originally released on the Nintendo eShop on November 2nd 2017 in Europe and North America).

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Chess Ultra – Ver. ???

  • Release date: August 4th 2021 (Europe, North America)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following:

  • provides a small number of optimizations
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Ripstone (Twitter)

Chess Ultra – Ver. ??? (Quality of Life Update)

  • Release date: July 19th 2021 (Europe, North America)
  • Patch notes:
  • We’ve slowed down the camera’s rotation speed and it’s now harder to accidentally unlock, making it easier to find and keep it in that sweet spot.
  • Twitch integration is back! Challenge chat to a one vs everyone game and get your community involved in your chess streams.
  • We’ve reduced the time taken to time out in a community tournament. We’re hoping that this will help to speed them up and ensure that you aren’t waiting too long for your next game. We’d love to hear your feedback on this and if you feel that it’s now where it needs to be so that we can adjust it further if needed.
  • With the addition of some more backend tools, there will be brand new community tournaments on the way, so keep your eyes peeled.
  • Blitz mode animations are now much faster.
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Ripstone (Twitter)

Chess Ultra – Ver. ??? (Patch 1)

  • Release date: December 18th 2017 (Europe, North America)
  • Patch notes:

None available.

  • List of changes:
  • enables dual Joy-Con support when the console is docked (previously available only in Handheld or Tabletop Mode)
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Ripstone (Twitter)

How to download updates for Chess Ultra for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Chess Ultra on Nintendo Switch, 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’s icon in the Home Menu and press – or + to get to the options screen. The version number is displayed below the title.



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