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Gang Beasts (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.23)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Gang Beasts on Nintendo Switch (originally released on October 2021 in Europe and North America, and May 2022 in Japan)!

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Gang Beasts – Ver. 1.23

  • Release date: June 13th 2024 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:


  • fixed an issue that could make the Input menu unresponsive
  • fixed an issue that could stop the trawler from sinking on the trawler stage
  • fixed an issue that left costume parts on screen after a player has left and online game session
  • fixed an issue that stopped removed players from respawning in waves
  • fixed an issue where AI enemies could spawn without rendering
  • fixed an issue with the train geometry spawning above the tracks on the train stage
  • fixed some issues that allowed invalid numbers of players in some online game sessions
  • fixed some issues that could leave players stuck loading into online game sessions
  • fixed an issue that stopped players starting a new Waves session without manipulating the menu settings
  • fixed some issues with AI enemies spawning inconsistently
  • modified the cephalopod tentacles on the aquarium stage to make the targeting of players more aggressive
  • modified the configuration of spawn volumes on the gondola stage
  • optimised the length of game loading times with the Addressables Asset System
  • standardised the listing of game modes in the mode selection menu

Nintendo Switch

  • fixed numerous issues with local wireless game modes
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Boneloaf

Gang Beasts – Ver. 1.21.1

  • Release date: February 14th 2024 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:


  • fixed an issue that made the cephalopod tentacles fail to pass the surface of the water on aquarium
  • fixed an issue with the sand text on the fish helmet costume part
  • fixed an issue with game cameras not blurring when pause menus are invoked
  • fixed some issues that stall loading for some online game modes
  • fixed an issue that stalls loading for online game modes if moving to a second account on hardware with multiple account support
  • fixed an issue that stalls loading for online game modes if an internet connection is not available
  • fixed an issue that triggers duplicates of the “2124-3001 Account error” message in some contexts
  • fixed an issue that made loading a second stage longer in some game modes online?
  • fixed an error that compromised the remapping of the x/y axis on game controllers
  • fixed an error that conflated the pooling systems for the gang and football online game modes
  • fixed an issue that made the default game menu fail to show in some contexts
  • fixed an issue that made particle systems render erroneously on towers
  • fixed some issues that compromise frame rate in some contexts
  • added Rocket Science ident to the splash sequence
  • removed the Coatsink ident from the splash sequence
  • standardised water shaders on trawler
  • optimised matchmaking scheme to stabilise online game modes

Nintendo Switch

  • fixed an issue that made load times in Local Wireless sessions longer in some contexts
  • fixed an issue that triggers a fatal error when switching play modes when in a game mode session
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Boneloaf

Gang Beasts – Ver. 1.21

  • Release date: October 4th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:


  • New languages! We now support Japanese, Korean, Chinese (simplified) and Chinese (traditional).
  • New Menu font to improve legibility.
  • Tweaked buoyancy physics across all stages that use buoyancy.
  • Improved Tentacles AI on the Aquarium stage.
  • (Nintendo Switch) Resolved the issue where players would be kicked back to the main menu when their controller disconnected.
  • Addressed the problem of players being randomly kicked from local games.
  • Fixed matchmaking in Gang Mode.
  • Corrected left and right grabs when interacting with objects.
  • Improved stage lighting across all stages.
  • Enhanced football physics to prevent clipping into the ground.
  • Adjusted ball deflation rates in football mode.
  • Updated joints in the stage to AutoJointV2 for improved stability.


  • Made various improvements to costume physics.
  • Fixed the Beanie to function properly.
  • Resolved the collider issue with the Life Vest.
  • Fixed collision problems with the Deep Sea Helmet.


  • Enhanced escalation mechanics in the Aquarium stage.
  • Stability updates to Vents.
  • Increased stability of bricks on Girder.
  • Stability updates to Roof.
  • Improved Glass Fracture on Roof.
  • Made improvements to ice breaking on Buoy.
  • Improved Stability to Fence objects on Wheel.
  • Added water to Containers.
  • Stability updates on Subway.
  • Stabilized the antenna on Buoy to reduce excessive shaking of characters and camera.


  • Fixed numerous issues that prevented players from joining their friends. (Xbox & Windows) Resolved the issue where the game would break when the 8th player was added.
  • (Nintendo Switch) Players no longer get stuck when cancelling the prompt to link their Nintendo Account.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Boneloaf (Steam)

Gang Beasts – Ver. 1.18 (Trawler Update)

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Added content:
    • New stage: Trawler
    • New costumes:
      • Sideburns
      • Lifejacket
      • Beard
      • Moustache
      • Sailor hat and outfit
      • Shark kigurumi
      • Deep Sea Diver helmet and outfit
      • Captain hat and outfit
      • Fishing gilet and hat
      • Sailor jumper and beanie
      • Air Rescue helmet and outfit
  • Graphics update with the move to URP
  • Fixed costumes appearing darker
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Boneloaf (Steam)

How to download updates for Gang Beasts for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Gang Beasts, 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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