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Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch): Software update (latest: Ver. 1.7.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Dragon Quest Builders 2 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 20th 2018 in Japan, and July 12th 2019 in Europe and North America).

NB: since this page was created on July 12th 2019, it only lists updates released from that date onwards.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 – Ver. 1.7.0

  • Release date: August 20th 2019 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Added story epilogues for certain characters from the main story, 8 new hairstyles, 2 extra save slots, new weather-changing items, and more

Dragon Quest Builders 2 – Ver. 1.6.1

  • Release date: July 12th 2019 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • New DLC has been released.
  • A new item has been added – “cast iron door”.
  • The number of items that can be dyed has been increased.
  • The bag’s capacity has been increased.
  • The capacity of certain storage items (chests of drawers, wardrobes, armoires etc.) has been increased.
  • A “shallow mode” has been added to the upgraded bottomless pot.
  • A password feature has been added to the Buildertopia search that allows you to recreate islands you’ve visited.
  • Islanders recruited on Explorer’s Shores can now be renamed.
  • The Millennium Buggy Buggy’s lights can now be switched on and off once the game has been completed.
  • Friendly golem-type monsters can now be ridden.
  • The icon size feature now also applies to icons used during combat.
  • The stability of the game controls has been improved.
  • Other miscellaneous fixes.

How to download updates for Dragon Quest Builders 2 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Dragon Quest Builders 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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