Disney Dreamlight Valley (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. ???)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Disney Dreamlight Valley on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 6th 2022 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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Disney Dreamlight Valley – Ver. ???

  • Release date: December 6th 2022 (North America, Europe) / December 7th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • adds a new Realm: Toy Story
  • adds a new Star Path Season
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Gameloft PR

Disney Dreamlight Valley – Ver. ???

  • Release date: November 3rd 2022 (North America, Europe) / November 4th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • acts as further prevention of loading issues on Switch
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Gameloft (Twitter)

Disney Dreamlight Valley – Ver. ???

  • Release date: November 2nd 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • fix loading issues occuring since the October 31st update
    • Workaround (if your profile is saved on the cloud):
      • Launch the game on another platform
      • Install the fix
      • Open the game and Cloud
      • You will now be unlocked on Switch
  • Additional notes: this fix does not require a download, and is being applied player by player.
  • Source: Gameloft (Twitter)

Disney Dreamlight Valley – Ver. ???

  • Release date: October 31st 2022 (North America, Europe) / November 1st 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Improvements & Optimization:  
  • Improved performance and stability on Xbox.
  • Added Seizure Warning during the game’s boot sequence.
  • Added toggle in Settings menu to remove in-game flash effects. This will impact: 
    • Lighting visual asset that flashes during storms 
    • White flashing effect in the clouds during storms (storms will appear as regular rain showers and will continue to be monitored)
    • Flashing effect upon successfully catching a fish
  • Added toggle in Settings menu to remove in-game screen shake effects. This will impact:
    • Screen shake upon successfully catching a fish 
    • Screen wobble while waiting during the fishing action
    • Screen shake while completing the mining action
    • Screen shake while completing the digging action
  • Removed exhaustion effect.
  • Improved clarity of Sunlit Plateau story quest objective description involving root beer. 
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed quest blocker for Mother Gothel’s “Restoring The Sunstone” quest.
  • Fixed an issue preventing villagers from accepting meals in Chez Remy.
  • Fixed the castle motif on the Disney Castle t-shirt.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from picking up some items at the base of palm trees on Dazzle Beach.
  • Fixed the Toy Story-themed Fancy Table to allow objects placed on it to be picked up.
  • Moved a lamp in Mickey’s house to prevent objects from getting stuck behind it.
  • Scar’s Friendship quest and gifting will now only become available after completing the Sunlit Plateau story quest.
  • Halloween rewards acquired from Dreamlight Duties can now be properly bought again from Scrooge’s Delivery.
  • Pressing “B” (Circle) now properly skips dialog boxes.
  • The “Trick or Treat” Dreamlight Duty now properly requires gifting candies to characters.
  • The Webbed Tree in the Villains Star Path can now be found under the Foliage category in the Wardrobe menu.
  • Various online service improvements.
  • Scar’s Volcano Stove now requires coal to cook with.
  • Scar’s Volcano Stove can now be selected after being placed in the world.
  • The Collection menu will now update itself properly after collecting items.
  • Swapped the item color of Moana’s level 10 Friendship item to its intended color scheme. 
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Gameloft

Disney Dreamlight Valley – Ver. ??? (Scar’s Kingdom Update)

  • Release date: October 19th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Changes / Additions

In ‘Scar’s Kingdom’, the iconic savannah of the Sunlit Plateau is in peril! The Pillar of Nurturing, once the key to keeping the Plateau vibrant and green, has dried up and is blocked by mysterious and dark magic. In order to bring the Plateau back to life, you’ll team up with Scar – the would-be usurper of the Pride Lands who was trapped while The Forgetting ravaged Dreamlight Valley. You may want to equip your Royal Pickaxe too, as you’ll be headed to a new area deep within the Plateau’s mines to restore the Pillar of Nurturing and find the source of the problem, all while dealing with Scar’s less-than-honest motivations.

Introducing the Villain Star Path

In addition to Scar’s Kingdom content, you will find a new Star Path awaiting you on the Events page – this time, with a nefarious flair! You will need to tap into your dark side and befriend the villains living in the Valley, or perhaps just skulk around alongside them. As you complete event duties, you’ll be rewarded with tokens that you can spend on exclusive items inspired by Halloween and Disney villains. Sometimes, it’s good to be bad. 

Seasonal Content

With Halloween on the horizon, you will find new items in the Scrooge Shop and new craft-able items at your workbench. We also have a few tricks and treats planned – stay tuned for more news soon! 

 

Community Driven Changes

With all the new story, seasonal and Star Path content that has been included in Update 1, we wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the changes that we’ve made to the game based off Community feedback. Listening to the feedback of our passionate Community in the Early Access period is incredibly important to our team and the future of the game. We’re so thankful for everyone who’s taken the time to share their thoughts with us, be it their experiences or feature suggestions! Here’s just a few of the changes and additions that you can expect in Update 1:

  • We’ve changed the way that lightning appears in-game due to an accessibility concern for many players.
  • We hope that everyone can now enjoy the in-game storms! Plants watered by rain showers will remain watered afterwards – so now even your plants will enjoy the rain much more now.
  • Get ready to twin with Ariel and match your hair to even more outfits! We’ve added more hair color options for you to play around with.
  • We know how much love you have for your animal companions, so we’ve added a way for you to interact with them! Go give your pets some well-deserved attention for following you around while you planted 99 Okra.
  • Donald Duck has finally found his land-legs. You’ll find that he’s less clumsy, and less likely to trip and have a tantrum.
  • Remember the Avatar Designer Tool? You shared with us that you loved the photo mode – so we’ve added many of the same features to Disney Dreamlight Valley! We can’t wait to see all your new pics!
TOP FIXES 
  • Improved stability & performance on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch 
  • Improved Founder’s Pack item granting in player mailboxes. This should help resolve some issues which have persisted. The team will continue to investigate additional fixes if any players continue to encounter issues 
  • Improved Cloud Save system. In the case of a Cloud Save conflict, players will now be prompted by an in-game pop-up to select which save file they would like to sync with. A screenshot is included later in these patch notes 
  • Reduced the intensity of lightning storms flashes 
  • Fixed an issue which prevented players picking up the lightbulb in WALL·E’s house 
  • Stone Soup is now recognized as cooked for players who are stuck on “The Spirits of Nature” quest 
  • Fixed Memory Pieces that spawned within the counter in Scrooge’s Store 
  • Wild crops (mushrooms, spices, etc.) will now respawn in a different place every morning. This means that crops spawning in inaccessible areas will not remain inaccessible and will respawn in a new location every day 
  • Rain will now properly water plants 
  • Improved the zone within which ‘The Honored Place’ registers in “The Ceremony” quest 
IMPROVEMENTS & OPTIMIZATION 
  • Improved stability & performance on Nintendo Switch 
  • Reduced the intensity of lightning storms flashes 
  • Improved interior lighting 
  • Mickey, Merlin & Goofy went shopping and redecorated their homes! 
  • Improved Furniture Edit Mode controls for controllers 
  • Optimized audio to reduce file sizes 
  • Various performance optimizations across all platforms 
  • Improved the performance of large gardens 
  • Reduced the number of mushrooms required for Merlin’s quests 
  • Wild crops (mushrooms, spices, etc.) will now respawn in a different place every morning. This means that crops spawning in inaccessible areas will not remain inaccessible and will respawn in a new location every day 
  • Adjusted the placement of some floating islands in the sky 
  • Campfires are now craftable 
  • Improvements and optimizations to Sunlit Plateau trees 
  • Reworded some quest objectives to make them more clear 
  • Improved the navigation of water characters between bodies of water 
  • Water characters are more likely to be drawn to the player when standing near a shore 
  • Donald Duck has finally found his land-legs, reducing how long his tantrums last 
  • Water characters will now be able to swim behind Skull Rock instead of having to go inland to get from one side of the beach to the other 
  • Fixed a lag spike that occurred when it started raining 
  • Rebalanced wood spawns in the different biomes to make it easier to get various types of wood  Inventory will now stay open while opening item and motif bags 
  • Improved clarity for which Realms have been unlocked and which still need to be unlocked in the castle 
BUG FIXES 
Quest Progression (By Quest Giver) 

Anna (Frozen Realm) 

  • Stone Soup is now recognized as cooked for players who are stuck on “The Spirits of Nature” quest  

Elsa 

  • Elsa will now remain outside until you have the pickaxe upgrade to deal with the ice crystals 
  • Fixed a blocker during the “Follow Elsa to explore the Ice Cavern” objective 
  • Fixed an issue which prevented players picking up the Orange Crest in Elsa’s Cavern 
  • Fish pie is now recognized as cooked for players who are stuck on the “What Home Feels Like” quest 

Maui 

  • Fixed an issue which prevented players from fishing near the raft on Skull Rock 
  • Maui will no longer get stuck after breaking the sea debris in the “A Tale of Stone and Fire” quest 

Mickey 

  • Mickey has an extra cracker recipe in his house waiting to be picked up for players stuck during the “Foodception” quest 
  • Mickey will now wait for the player in his house during his initial gardening quest 

Minnie 

  • Minnie has an extra flowerpot in her house waiting to be picked up for players stuck during the “Language of Flowers” quest 
  • The clock tower will now be recognized by Minnie without having to create another 

Moana 

  • Improved the zone within which ‘The Honored Place’ registers in “The Ceremony” quest 

Mother Gothel 

  • Fixed instances of the key being inaccessible in the Glade of Trust 
  • The dawn fragment is now recognized as cooked for players who are stuck on the “Restoring the Sunstone” quest 

Scrooge 

  • Catfish can be found near the docks on Dazzle Beach for players who are stuck on the “What’s Bad for Business” quest 

WALL·E 

  • Fixed an issue which prevented players picking up the lightbulb in WALL·E’s house 

Global 

  • Fixed instances of characters not being able to talk to one another during “listen” objectives
Inaccessible Object and Memory Piece Fixes (By Location) 
  • Scrooge’s Store Counter 
  • Elsa’s Cavern 
  • Merlin’s Dreamlight Library 
  • Angled table in Mickey’s House 
  • Prince Eric’s Castle 
  • Ursula’s House 
  • Peaceful Meadow 
  • Frosted Heights 
  • Floating island in the Glade of Trust 
  • Sunlit Plateau 
  • Objects stuck in medium-sized forest rocks 
  • Objects stuck in crafting tables 
Furniture Edit Mode 
  • Meals, seeds and flowers can now properly be placed on tables 
  • Player house doors will no longer block certain objects like radios 
  • Tableware can now be selected properly when placed on a table 
  • Chessboard can now be selected properly when placed on a table 
  • Furniture placed near the bridge in the Plaza can now be selected properly 
  • Furniture in the Elephant Graveyard in the Sunlit Plateau can now be selected properly 
  • Objects placed on the stall can now be selected properly 
  • Furniture placed near the Mystical Cave entrance can now be selected properly 
  • Fixed issues picking up ceiling items 
  • Maui’s Island can now be selected properly 
Other Bug Fixes 
  • Improved Founder’s Pack item granting in player mailboxes. This should help resolve some issues which have persisted. The team will continue to investigate additional fixes if any players continue to encounter issues. 
  • Improved Cloud Save system. In the case of a Cloud Save conflict, players will now be prompted by the following in-game pop-up to select which save file they would like to sync with. Please note, “Yyy” in the below screenshot represents the field where your avatar’s name will appear.
  • Fixed Scrooge’s Store meeting points for characters 
  • Made Ursula easier to talk to in her house 
  • Fixed the position of certain mining rocks to allow for better character navigation to them 
  • Fixed an issue which prevented Maui’s Islet and Minnie’s house from being selectable in grid edit mode 
  • Fixed an issue which caused Donald’s house to float (and we’re not talking about in the water) 
  • Fixed floating items in Chez Remy & at Goofy’s Stall 
  • Furniture from characters’ homes that shouldn’t be obtainable have been removed from the furniture menu and Scrooge’s Store item pool 
  • Fixed an issue which turned the water pink in Ursula’s house 
  • Fixed an issue allowing players to walk into the bookshelf in Prince Eric’s castle 
  • Water characters can no longer walk through rocks 
  • Fixed Marinated Herring meal icon 
  • Small urban hedges are no longer missing the inside of their model 
  • Removed two “test” items from Scrooge’s Store 
  • Fixed fishing ripples spawning within rocks in the Forgotten Lands 
  • Adjusted the size and visuals of the constellation furniture for Moana’s quest 
  • Fixed an issue preventing the Orchid Sunbird from granting rewards when receiving its favorite gift 
  • Rain will now properly water plants 
  • Campfires now emit sound 
  • The jingle when getting a “critical hit” now stops at the correct time 
  • Fixed Streaming Friendly music to remove tracks which triggered claims 
  • Fixed prices for items appearing in the delivery system 
  • Removed items from random bags, Scrooge’s Store, and the delivery system that should not appear there 
  • Fixed game logo for Japanese and Chinese versions 
  • Fixed the wrong skybox appearing in Scrooge’s Store 
  • Fixed food disappearing from the shelves in Chez Remy 
  • Fixed instances in which characters would remark about the wrong time of day. Goofy, however, will continue to misjudge the weather 
  • Fixed instances of characters fishing the wrong way on the beach 
  • Fixed Ariel becoming unlocked before fixing her house 
  • Removed various quest items that would stay in players’ inventories after a quest was completed 
  • Removed unavailable items from characters’ daily favorite items list 
  • The magical crystal will now appear properly on the pedestal in the Forgotten Lands during Ursula’s quest 
  • Fixed the exhaustion effect not displaying properly 
  • Various audio and SFX fixes 
  • The player’s legs will no longer shrink while wearing some types of clothes 
  • Fixed issues that affected Mickey’s eyes 

Disney Dreamlight Valley – Ver. ???

  • Release date: September 15th 2022 (North America, Europe) / September 16th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Balance:  
Adjusted spawn rates and loot tables for sparkling buried items:  
  •  Increased respawn timer range.  
  • Reduced minimum and maximum number of sparkling buried items to spawn at a given time per biome.  
  • Added Dream Shards to the reward loot table.  
  • Each sparkling buried item has a chance to spawn either 1-2 Night Shards or 1-2 Dream Shards.  
Adjusted loot tables for feeding critters:  
  • Removed Flowers from loot tables.  
  • Added Dream Shards to the loot tables when feeding critters something they “like”. Previously, it was only possible to get Dream Shards from feeding critters something they “love.”  
Adjusted loot tables for clearing Night Thorns:  
  • Reduced chance of Coal dropping.  
  • Increased chance of Dream Shards dropping.  
Bugfixes:  
General:  
  • Fixed Error #7, which caused some players to experience an issue with the game sticking on the loading screen if they quit the game while having the “Well Fed” active buff.  
  • Fixed account desynchronization issue that occurred when selecting Back to Title Screen on Epic Games Store.  
  • Fixed issue causing some users to be desynchronized from their profile due to connection latency.  
  • Improved online reconnection while playing.  
  • Improved Founder’s Pack rewards claiming accuracy, granting missing rewards. We will continue to monitor this issue and explore further bugfixes as needed. If you experienced this bug: Please fully close the game and reboot it while connected to the internet, then check your inbox for a new message containing your missing items. 
User Interface and Experience:  
  • Increased text font size on Switch.  
  • Increased menu loading speed.  
Stability:  
  • Reduced crash frequency on Switch. Additional optimization will come in future updates.  
Quest:  
  • Fixed an issue with quest items not appearing in Scrooge McDuck’s Store. If you experienced this bug: The item will not spawn in Scrooge McDuck’s Store, but will spawn in a random, unlocked location outside in the village as a backup. If you struggle to find the item, feel free to contact Customer Care. 
  • Fixed an issue with WALL·E’s “The Shy Little Robot” quest involving a fire extinguisher that was not working correctly. If you experienced this bug: You can find a fire extinguisher waiting for you inside Scrooge McDuck’s Store. 
  • Fixed an issue with a quest item from Donald Duck’s “A House Fit for a Duck” quest that spawned in an unreachable part of his house. 
  • Fixed an issue with Scrooge McDuck’s “Scrooge McDuck’s Grand Re-opening” quest in which crafting flower pots did not work correctly. If you experienced this bug: You can find additional flower pots just outside Scrooge McDuck’s Store. Remove them using the Furniture Editing mode to craft with them.  
  • Fixed an issue in which quest items were stuck in the bottom of the Mystical Cave on the beach.  
  • Fixed an issue in which completing Goofy’s “Fishing Expedition” quest did not work correctly if the player’s inventory was full.  
  • Fixed an issue in which a Memory Shard appeared in an unreachable part of Merlin’s Dreamlight Library.  
  • Fixed an issue with Elsa’s “What Home Feels Like” quest, in which it was possible to catch a Glittering Herring too early in the quest. If you experienced this bug: You can now catch another Glittering Herring. The other one will be removed at the end of the quest.  
Customization (House, Valley, Avatar):  
  • Fixed an issue in which chests placed in the player’s house may disappear when adding new rooms. If you experienced this bug: Add a new crafted chest to your house. Your items that disappeared will reappear here.  
  • Fixed an issue in which players who imported clothing from the Avatar Designer Tool were unable to change clothing or clothing appeared invisible.  
  • Fixed an issue in which some rewards from the Star Path would be available to acquire in areas of the game they were not intended to.  
  • Fixed an issue with Ariel’s Seafoam Gown (Friendship Reward), in which it was displayed as invisible.  
  • Fixed an issue in which the player could not cook on the Oven and Hood gifted by Remy (Friendship Reward).  
Misc:
  • Adjusted Miguel motif.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Gameloft

Disney Dreamlight Valley – Ver. ???

  • Release date: September 7th 2022 (North America, Europe) / September 8th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • fix issues loading the game during certain hours.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Gameloft (Twitter)

How to download updates for Disney Dreamlight Valley for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Disney Dreamlight Valley, 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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