Dauntless (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.12.3)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Dauntless on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 10th 2019 in Europe and North America)!.

NB: this page only lists updates from September 8th 2022 onward (Ver. 1.11.4)

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Dauntless– Ver. 1.12.4

  • Release date: December 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • QoL and bug fixe
  • Additional notes: this is a server-side update (no download required, but you may need to restart the game)
  • Source: Phoenix Labs (Twitter)

Dauntless– Ver. 1.12.3

  • Release date: December 1st 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
New to Dauntless
Gauntlet Hunts

 

The Ramsgate we know today is not the first one of its name. Explore the ruins of old Ramsgate in Gauntlet, a brand-new endless game mode which allows you to earn weapon trackers and new cells.

Race against time as you take on level after level of challenging hunts amid the ruins of old Ramsgate. Utilize unique arena perks to optimize hunts with your guild. Only the most valiant guilds will find a place on the Gauntlet leaderboard and earn coveted rank-based titles each season.

Slayers and guilds that complete Gauntlet levels will earn weapon trackers, new cells, and bundles of consumables.

Unlock Gauntlet hunts at the final milestone of the Slayer’s Path. How high can your guild climb before the end of the season?

 
Weapon Trackers & Cells

Bring the Crests you earn from Gauntlet hunts to Dr. Priyani’s Research Lab and trade them in for a variety of weapon trackers and three brand-new cells.

Each weapon can hold up to three trackers, allowing you to track your achievements and show off your skills as a Slayer. Tracked stats will display for all players in the nameplate above your character’s head.

Reckoning: The Story Continues

The portal driver is a mysterious device found in the shadows of the Umbral Deeps. It saved the people of Ramsgate not long ago, but at what cost?

Activating the portal driver opened a portal away from the sundered city, but it also knocked the entire aetheric spectrum off-balance. The Agarus took root in a Farslayer homeland. The Urska awoke from a long slumber. The Chronovore appeared. The Thunderdeep Drask returned from extinction. New evolutions, like the Frostwülf and the Fenroar. New variants like the Lightbound Boreus. The surge of radiant aether. All of this was connected to the imbalance of the aetheric spectrum.

Participate in weekly story quests to help the Slayers of Ramsgate unite against this new disaster — one that they have unwittingly caused themselves…

Quality of Life
UI
  • Added a set of new quick-chat options related to Gauntlet Hunts.
  • Guild tags now display next to usernames in the social menu.
  • Improved style of guild-related UI items displayed overhead in the airship lobby.
Bug Fixes
Environment
  • Fixed holes in a number of snow biome Hunting Grounds. No more hidden traps.
Quests
  • Updated the objective text for Reckoning X to be more clear.
Challenges
  • Fixed a number of challenge objectives that weren’t displaying or tracking properly.
UI
  • Guild tags now properly display in all cases where name plates are displayed.
  • Fixed the Dark Harvest mission UI, preventing the torch icon from overlapping with Behemoth portraits.

Dauntless– Ver. 1.12.2

  • Release date: November 9th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
New to Dauntless
Ramsgiving

Ramsgiving returns to the Shattered Isles. Speak to Honest Ozz in Ramsgate to learn more about how you can celebrate Ramsgate’s namesake this year.

Break Behemoth heads and complete quests to collect Golden Rams to spend at Ozz’s event store. This year, he’s offering exciting curiosities, cosmetics, and valuable resources! That’s right, you can now redeem your Golden Rams for bundles of rams, patrol keys, combat merits, bounty tokens, aethersparks, or tonics.

In addition, Benson the beloved ram has now found a new place of rest in Ramsgate Plaza. Help him dethrone his long-time rival, King Gruk, in two new event missions. Each mission will reward Slayers with event currency and a heavy bag of rams.

Complete Benson’s final quest to earn the Ramsgiving Crown.

Ramsgiving runs from November 17 to December 1.

 

Reckoning

Kat continues to investigate Granny Strega’s cryptic warnings. But are the Slayers of Ramsgate too late to stop whatever danger is on the horizon?

More Bonus Events

Be on the lookout for new bonus events that will run from now until the end of the year. Each of these minor events will be linked to a character in Ramsgate, offer bonus progression, and a temporary repeatable quest.

For example, during Dr. Priyani’s Research event starting November 11, you will get double weapon experience from Behemoths. Plus, you can complete Priyani’s repeatable part-breaking quest to earn more rams.

 

Bug Fixes
Rumours
  • The chain of Ostian weapon skin rumours obtainable on the Blazeworks all drop from the correct Behemoths under the correct conditions.
  • The Sovereign Dye Rumour chain now properly requires defeating Heroic Koshai.
Quests
  • The Exile island adventure quests now appear for all players. Unlock the Reforge node in the Slayer’s path to start the adventure.
  • Reckoning IV weekly story quest now references the correct location in its dialogue.
Event
  • All players in a party now get credit for completing Unseen riddle quests. Just in time for next year.
  • All Shrowd Effigies on Hunting Grounds islands now properly drop treats.

 

Dauntless– Ver. 1.12.1

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available yet.

  • Additional notes: this is a server-side update (no download required, but you may need to restart the game)
  • Source: Phoenix Labs (Twitter)

Dauntless– Ver. 1.12.0

  • Release date: October 13th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
New to Dauntless
Island Adventure: The Exile

A Krolachi warrior has been exiled to Hades Reach. Help him complete his Wild Hunt and reclaim his honour. However, be wary of the Krolachi Seer, the leader of the exile’s former clan. She may have other plans! Slayers can only access this adventure once they’ve unlocked the Reforge node on the Slayer’s Path. Each of the island adventures is intended to give Slayers new ways to uncover stories about the Shattered Isles, while boosting weapon experience at key moments in progression.

 

Dark Harvest

A shadow has settled over Ramsgate. Speak to Honest Ozz in Ramsgate to learn more about how you can participate in this year’s event.

Disrupt Unseen rituals, uncover secret rumour quests, destroy Shrowd effigies, and collect Harvest coins to spend at Ozz’s event store. This year, he’s offering many exciting curiosities, cosmetics, and valuable resources! That’s right, you can now redeem your Harvest coins for bundles of rams, patrol keys, combat merits, bounty tokens, aethersparks, or tonics.

Additionally, mysterious notes with strange markings have appeared in a dark corner of the city. Uncover the notes’ meaning and you may get an even closer look at the workings of the Unseen. Some say this is the only way to unlock the free Unseen Neophyte Hunt Pass.

Dark Harvest runs from October 13 to November 1.

 
Hunt Passes: Krolachi Flame & Ancient Tribes

The Shattered Isles are not for the faint of heart. It’s difficult to build a life while battling both Behemoths and the natural elements. But the Krolachi, like some ancient cultures, have found a way to live within the dangers of the world — as part of it.

Unlock the Krolachi Flame cosmetic Hunt Pass to earn a set of armour and weapon skins fit for a warrior of Krolach. Dig into the Ancient Tribes cosmetic Hunt Pass to earn a set of Primal gear skins.

 
New Season: Elemental Fury

 

The Elemental Fury season brings new weekly challenges, story quests, and Reward Cache items for Slayers to earn. Collect Elemental coins to unlock two complete sets of tactical armour and an array of sleek weapon skins, previously available in the Rogue Elements Hunt Pass.

Kat’s investigation into the growing imbalance of the aetheric spectrum continues with haste. Arkan Drew believes that using the Portal Driver to save the citizens of Ramsgate may have had some unintended consequences.

Balance
Titles
  • Upgraded The Dauntless rarity from rare to legendary.
  • Upgraded Ramsguard Commander rarity from epic to legendary.
  • Upgraded Local Hero rarity from epic to legendary.
  • Upgraded Quillwright rarity from epic to legendary.
  • Upgraded Vault Hero rarity from epic to legendary.
  • Upgraded Master Slayer rarity from common to legendary.
  • Upgraded Crimson Cavalier rarity from common to legendary.
  • Upgraded Behemoth’s Bane rarity from common to epic.
  • Upgraded Hero rarity from rare to epic.
  • Upgraded Sword Champion rarity from rare to epic.
  • Upgraded Chain Blades Champion rarity from rare to epic.
  • Upgraded Axe Champion rarity from rare to epic.
  • Upgraded Repeaters Champion rarity from rare to epic.
  • Upgraded Hammer Champion rarity from rare to epic.
  • Upgraded Strikers Champion rarity from rare to epic.
  • Upgraded War Pike Champion rarity from rare to epic.
  • Upgraded Battle-Forged rarity from common to rare.
  • Upgraded Crimson Blade rarity from common to rare.
  • Upgraded Gift of Nikola rarity from common to rare.
  • Upgraded Frosty rarity from common to rare.
  • Upgraded Arcslayer rarity from common to rare.
  • Upgraded Outlaw rarity from common to rare.
  • Upgraded Legend of the Phoenix rarity from common to rare.
  • Upgraded Seasoned Hunter rarity from common to uncommon.
  • Upgraded The True Steel rarity from common to uncommon.
  • Upgraded The Sworn Axe rarity from common to uncommon.
  • Upgraded The Beast Breaker rarity from common to uncommon.
  • Upgraded The Spear of Destiny rarity from common to uncommon.
  • Upgraded Raging Demon rarity from common to uncommon.
  • Upgraded The Gunslinger rarity from common to uncommon.
  • Upgraded The Chained Fury rarity from common to uncommon.
Quality of Life
Chronovore
  • Improved the camera during the Chronovore’s temporal mastication sync attack to give Slayers better visibility.
Fenroar
  • Fenroars now create VFX as a tell before their rock jump attack.
  • Improved physics for Fenroars’ petal frills.
Bug Fixes
Escalation
  • Escalations of every level now always spawn encounters from the correct list of possible encounters for each level.
  • Strega’s Harvester now properly double drops. Granny gets distracted sometimes.
Quests
  • Completing escalation patrols now counts toward completing the objective in The Apex Predator.
Bounties
  • Bounties no longer reset when a new season starts.
Armour
  • Koshai, Fenroar, and Skarn gear are now providing the expected elemental power and resistance.
Cosmetics
  • The Shining Maul hammer skin now displays the correct texture, even with ammunition fully charged.
  • The Determination leg skins no longer clip with some leg sizes.
Fenroar
  • Fenroars’ back legs now animate properly during their underground shark attack.
UI
  • The Serrated Blades chain blades mod node in the Slayer’s Path now displays the correct mod description.
  • All hairstyles now display the correct icon.
  • All journal entries now display the correct lore.
  • Weapon effect text now fits in the crafting UI when translated into other languages.
  • There is no longer an empty hair style in the character customization.

Dauntless– Ver. 1.11.5

  • Release date: September 22nd 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
New to Dauntless
  • Dire Discovery: A Shadow
    • Uncover the foreboding final chapter of the Dire Discovery season. 
  • New Bonus Events
    • Be on the lookout for new bonus events that will run from now until the end of the year. Each of these minor events will be linked to a character in Ramsgate, offer bonus progression, and a temporary repeatable quest. For example, during the Bosun’s Bounty event, you will get a bounty token whenever you complete a bounty. Plus, you can complete the Bosun’s repeatable Escalation quest to earn more bounty tokens. Kat’s Weapon Training event will give you double weapon XP and a repeatable Behemoth slaying quest to earn combat merits. We’re planning to start with five of these minor events and will put them into regular rotation.
Balance

Titles

  • Founder is now a legendary title.
  • Slayer of the Queen is now a legendary title.

Trials

  • The Umbral Nayzaga Normal Trial now features the Deadly modifier.
  • The Umbral Nayzaga Dauntless Trial now features the Deadly and Fury modifiers.
Bug fixes

Challenges

  • The challenge related to this season’s Week 9 Story Quest now appears in Week 10.

Nayzaga

  • Nayzaga’s Mastery card now only lists the current interrupt objective level, instead of all three levels.

Skraev

  • Fixed an issue where Skraev’s feathers didn’t animate properly.

UI

  • All journal entries earned as rewards during the Clear Skies season now properly display in the journal screen. This means no more permanent breadcrumbs for this menu item.

Dauntless– Ver. 1.11.4

  • Release date: September 8th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
New to Dauntless
  • Fenroar & Earthshaper Fenroar
    • Hunt down Fenroar, the evolved version of Sporestruck Embermane. This Behemoth has a set of earth-shaking new attacks that give it full control over the battlefield. Slayers, beware! Earthshaper Fenroar – its dire version – brings an even deadlier challenge to the Shattered Isles. Defeat the Fenroar and the Earthshaper Fenroar to start crafting the Stonewood armour set and Fenroar weapons. Fenroar weapons allow you to create Terra Platforms of your own, which deal damage beneath them as they crumble.
  • New Technique Perk: Rushdown
    • Interrupting a Behemoth restores stamina and grants increased movement speed. At +6, Rushdown also temporarily removes all stamina costs.
  • Island Adventure: The Seed
    • Uncover the true reason the Farslayer Gardener has chosen Aulric’s Peak as a place to settle. Dive into the tangled history of Aulric Maas, a supposed explorer, and help recover a great treasure that once belonged to the Arbourhome Farslayers. Slayers can unlock this island adventure only by completing the Farslayer Gardener’s first quest series and unlocking the Reforge node on the Slayer’s Path. More small Island Adventures are coming in future patches. Each of these are intended to give Slayers new ways to uncover stories about the Shattered Isles, all while boosting weapon experience at key moments in progression.
  • Dire Discovery: The Story Continues
    • Kat’s fears have been realized. The Sporestruck Embermane has evolved, assuming a new, more powerful form: the Fenroar. Meanwhile, Granny Strega may have some knowledge that could help reveal more about the way Behemoths are evolving. If only she’d stop speaking in riddles!
Quality of Life
  • Dye Rumour Updates
    • All dye rumours have been updated to remove “Hand In” quest objectives.
    • For each dye rumour, Part I is now:
      • Slay the Behemoth 10 times
      • Slay the Behemoth 1 time while enraged
      • Collect 2 Epic parts
      • Collect 5 Rare parts
    • For each dye rumour, Part II is now:
      • Complete 3 weekly challenges
      • Complete 3 silver bounties
      • Collect 500 Hunt Pass XP
Balance
  • Mission: Spore Problems
    • Fenroar now appears in this mission.
    • The spore collection stage of the mission has been reduced from 3 minutes to 90 seconds.
    • The buff granted by the spore collection stage has been adjusted to account for the time decrease.
Bug Fixes
  • Phaelanx
    • Severed Phaelanx parts now fall and collide with the ground in a more stable manner.
  • Chain Blades
    • The description for the Serrated Blades mod in the Slayer’s Path now correctly matches the item’s description when viewed in the loadout screen.
  • Missions
    • The mission Spore Problems no longer disappears from the hunt menu when actively working on certain quests.
  • Rumours
    • Part IV of the Shadow Scythe rumour chain now also counts Heroic Riftstalkers as intended.
    • Part V of the Shadow Scythe rumour chain now also counts Heroic Thraxes as intended.
  • Cosmetics
    • Dyes can no longer be unlocked from the loadout panel without purchase.
    • The Champion’s Plate chest armour now performs better during motion.
    • A number of emotes with props now transition smoothly.
    • Titles now always appear as they should.

How to download updates for Dauntless for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Dauntless, 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;

OR

  • 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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