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Curious Expedition 2 (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 3.1.0 – Robots of Lux / Next: Ver. 3.2.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Curious Expedition 2 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on August 11th 2021 in Europe and North America, and August 12th 2021 in Japan)!

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Curious Expedition 2 – Ver. 3.2.0

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
  • Naturalists can now tame T-Rex
  • Beasts that can be promoted above level 8 now improve their perk stats at all levels
  • Tigers, Spectral Tigers and Giant Bats now only take 1 party slot. They have each had a perk removed also to match other 1-slot beasts.
  • A second Inspector will no longer join your party if you Cryo-Freeze the first. If this has happened to you, just load your save game and the second Inspector should leave.
  • Using Joobee on a Needle Plant tile will now find Needle Plant Needles
  • Fixed not being able to tame Angry Elephants
  • Fixed being able to buy a Field Kitchen when you already had one
  • Fixed missing weapons images when mounted
  • Fixed Magnifying Glass not giving extra dice when searching an Old Camp
  • Fixed not being able to re-equip a Jellyfish Saddle that somehow fell off the Jellyfish
  • Fixed the park selection when beginning Endless Mode not being applied
  • Fixed Naturalist being able to recruit twice at the start of a Campaign
  • Fixed missing or hidden tooltips about how many party slots an animal will require before you tame it
  • Fixed not being able to recruit after abandoning an expedition
  • Fixed night tavern event where you can have a party member help out being shown even when you have no valid party members
  • Fixed night tavern event where a free recruit is offered giving duplicate buttons when playing as Naturalist
  • Fixed paths still being calculated as if you were overburdened when you use the Composting Kit to get rid of items
  • Fixed not being able to visit locations when the party is on the far edge of the map
  • Fixed some missing text at the Burial Ground
  • Fixed Oryx Hides using the wrong icon
  • Fixed overlapping characters being displayed when using Kinetographer to film a Chasm
  • Fixed various translation issues
  • Fixed Charged Robot status not giving correct dice in event challenges
  • Fixed Charged Robot status not increasing in level when character is promoted
  • Fixed Mysterious Eggs not being compostable
  • Fixed Jellyfish Tentacle not properly being Frozen or Thawed along with the Jellyfish
  • Fixed badly positioned Tamed Giant Crab in combat
  • Fixed missing dice when starting combat at zero health while mounted
  • Fixed crash when generating some Archipelago maps
  • Fixed Mountain shrine aftermath effecting the wrong shrine sometimes
  • Fixed character becoming cropped or invisible when having the new Robotic Equipment equipped
  • Fixed camera movement not completing when teleporting in Celestial Shores
  • Fixed left analogue stick on controller causing Rest/Wait to be cancelled
  • Fixed music stutter at Golden Pyramid
  • Fixed crash when loading some Caverns maps
  • Fixed very first tavern event not progressing when playing as Naturalist in Director Mode
  • Fixed missing text when using Batteries when nobody needs charging
  • Fixed some character sorting issues in Waterfalls and Director’s Office

Curious Expedition 2 – Ver. 3.1.0

  • Release date: September 15th 2022 (Japan, North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Undead Pirate’s “Fear of the Dead” now effects enemies differently:
    • Non-humanoids are not so scared of a pile of bones, so they get only 5 vulnerability
    • Humanoids are still pretty scared, but slightly less scared: maximum vulnerability reduced to 40
  • When you are forced to flee in combat when at zero sanity due to Fighting Spirit, the infobox is displayed when highlighting the button
  • Fixed expeditions not being generated in Endless mode sometimes
  • Fixed some impossible Cavern maps
  • Fixed missing animal recruits in villages
  • Fixed Nagual issues with duplicating characters
  • Fixed not being able to teleport over geysirs that fully block your path
  • Fixed War Chest perk not giving correct number of items sometimes
  • Fixed ransom payment at village ruler not giving you back the abducted character
  • Fixed Parasaurolophus Crest increasing Attention Chance more than it should have
  • Fixed getting sanity every time you visit the last Survey Point in Trials and Triangulations
  • Fixed not being able to play Go when only human in your party is the Club Inspector
  • Fixed Kobolds that are recruited in villages not being counted as locals of that world
  • Fixed Escort Shaman quest not being removed properly when shaman dies in combat
  • Fixed rest event where characters who fought together become friends not working sometimes
  • Fixed Collect Artifact quest on Pale Mask islands sometimes not being completable
  • Fixed getting the same expedition type twice in a row for DLC Islands in Campaign mode
  • Fixed Malin’s tracks sometimes being hidden in Act 2 Part 1
  • Fixed Coca Wine sometimes teleporting you into fog
  • Fixed Tanuki names containing English text when playing in Russian
  • Fixed some hint locations being on water in Celestial Shores
  • Fixed visual issues on Highlands maps with Fog covers Mountains
  • Fixed issues with some needle plant events not properly being shown
  • Fixed ship not being connected to underground lake sometimes in Caverns maps
  • Fixed some locations in Paris not having any ambient audio
  • Fixed prey animals not properly animating when they change tile
  • Fixed character walking over water in Islander XP event
  • Fixed being able to quickly click twice on some buttons, causing issues later
  • Fixed various visual/animation issues
  • Reduced memory usage during gameplay

Curious Expedition 2 – Ver. ???

  • Release date: January 31st 2022 (Japan, North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Endless Mode (option will appear once you complete the game)
  • No Modifier option in Director Mode
  • Solved annoying Village Quest bug
  • Lots of other small improvements

How to download updates for Curious Expedition 2 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Curious Expedition 2, 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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