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F-Zero 99 (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.1.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for F-Zero 99 on Nintendo Switch (originally released in September 2023 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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F-Zero 99 – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: November 28th 2023 (North America) / November 29th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

New Additions

  • Added a new Classic mode. These are 20-player races with the same rules as the Super NES version of F-ZERO. Classic races are one variety of special event and will be held periodically.
  • Added Lucky Ranks gameplay. Every time you enter a race, your rank and the machine you used will be recorded. After entering five races, you can reveal the Lucky Ranks. If your ranks match any of the ranks on the cards—or your machine matches the machine shown—you can receive in-game rewards.
    • You can reach the Lucky Ranks screen by pressing the L Stick on the main menu.
    • You can reveal the Lucky Ranks card once per day.
  • Added backdrops, badges, and borders that can be used to customize Pilot Cards. After meeting the specified conditions, you will be able to use them for customization.
    • You can check the specified conditions and perform customization by selecting WORKSHOP on the main menu, and then selecting PILOT CARDS.

Other Adjustments and Changes

  • Made it easier to return to the main menu after crashing out or getting ranked out during MINI PRIX or GRAND PRIX races. (In Ver. 1.0.2 and earlier there were cases where, depending on the timing, it was not possible to leave the race for a little while).
  • Adjusted the difficulty for the initial startup training to make it easier. A feature to skip training has also been added, making it possible to enter online races with other players right away.
    • After the first training race has ended, you can skip all remaining training by pressing the Y Button on the main menu. Additionally, from the second race (F-ZERO 25) onward, an option to skip to the next race will display if you crash out or are ranked out.
    • You cannot return to a training once you have skipped it.
  • In F-ZERO 99, players who just started the game or are not yet used to the gameplay will now be matched together.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed issues to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

F-Zero 99 – Content Update 2

  • Release date: October 18th 2023 (North America) / October 19th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • adds new tracks to King League:
    • RED CANYON Ⅱ (only available in Hard Courses, Mini Grand Prix and Grand Prix)
    • FIRE FIELD (only available in Grand Prix)
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Nintendo

F-Zero 99 – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: October 12th 2023 (North America) / October 13th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed Issues Related to Ranks
    • Fixed an issue where the leaderboard will show a player’s level as “0” when they reach level “99.”
    • Fixed an issue where the previous week’s weekly ranking result sometimes cannot be obtained correctly. Fixed an issue where a specific badge cannot be obtained when this bug occurs even though conditions have been met.
    • Even when this bug has previously occurred, save data will be fixed by applying this update and playing the game for a while.
  • Other Fixes
    • Several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Nintendo

F-Zero 99 – Content Update 1

  • Release date: September 28th 2023 (North America) / September 29th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • adds the QUEEN League to Grand Prix Mode, with new tracks
    • WHITE LAND II (only available in Grand Prix Mode)
  • adds new track to King League:
    • DEATH WIND II (only available in Hard Courses)
  • Additional notes: this update does not requires the download of a new version.
  • Source: Nintendo

F-Zero 99 – Ver. 1.0.0

  • Release date: September 14th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the base version of the game.
  • Source: game

How to download updates for F-Zero 99 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for F-Zero 99, 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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