Grand Theft Auto III: The Definitive Edition (Switch) – Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.0.6)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Grand Theft Auto III: The Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch (originally released on November 11th 2021 in Europe and North America, and November 12th 2021 in Japan)!

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Grand Theft Auto III: The Definitive Edition – Ver. 1.0.6

  • Release date: February 24th 2022 (North America, Europe) / February 25th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

General – All Platforms, All Titles

  • Improved game performance across all platforms and graphic modes
  • Stability improvements
  • Fixed several issues when attempting to retry a mission from the last checkpoint
  • Fixed a number of collision issues
  • Fixed a number of texture art and signage issues

Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition

  • Added the ability to hold the Sprint button to do a partial sprint when using Tap to Sprint
  • Improved collision near the Shoreside Vale safehouse
  • Improved collision near the Cochrane Dam
  • Improved collision near the Phil Cassidy Army Surplus
  • Improved collision near SupaSave!
  • Improved the zoom behavior on the classic mini-map
  • Improved the pathing of the armored car under certain circumstances at the end of mission “Escort Service”
  • Improved collisions on yellow railings
  • Improved several textures found on the Manana that appears in mission “Dead Skunk in the Trunk”
  • Improved visibility on some of the “Pay ‘n’ Spray” signs at night
  • Improved GPS behavior during the Vigilante missions
  • Improved the cinematic camera behavior during the RC Toyz missions
  • Improved camera behavior when equipping the Sniper rifle
  • Improved details on the Triad Fish Van when viewed from a distance
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in misplaced textures and text on the Chinatown market arches
  • Fixed an issue affecting multiple Pay ‘N’ Spray signage textures
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the player being unable to enter a car unless standing still
  • Fixed issues with a number of NPC interactions
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Claude not looking over his shoulder when using the rear facing camera
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Social Club Accomplishment “Am Walkin’ Here’” not being awarded to some players when conditions were met
  • Fixed a geometry issue near the bridge in Staunton
  • Fixed an issue with the ‘K-JAH Radio’ icon
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Cartel Cruiser details not initially appearing when approaching the vehicle
  • Fixed a texture issue under the Callahan Bridge near the dockyard entrance
  • Fixed a texture issue on the Enforcer
  • Fixed a water collision issue in Belleville Park
  • Fixed an issue in “Payday For Ray” that resulted in some players being unable to progress after reaching the first payphone
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the mission “Liberator” from starting when the player entered the corona
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in lighting being visible inside during the cutscene for the mission “Evidence Dash”
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the end cutscene repeating for some players during the mission “Bomb Da Base: Act II”
  • Fixed multiple text issues in the Briefs menu
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the parcels appearing too dark at night during “A Drop In The Ocean”
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Rhino tank spawning without doors
  • Fixed an issue with the GPS during the mission “The Exchange”
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the door at the Staunton Pay ‘n’ Spray appearing closed
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in fog effects flickering under some conditions
  • Fixed an issue with the fire and explosion effects during the mission “Paparazzi Purge”
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in vehicles going missing if the player moved too far away from them
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Kanbu’s location no longer displaying on the mini-map after being freed during “Kanbu Bust-Out“
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in all traffic lights always displaying green
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in two Marias being visible during the cutscene at the end of the mission “The Exchange”
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Diablo members not dying if they fell into the water during the mission “Pump-Action Pimp”

Grand Theft Auto III: The Definitive Edition – Ver. 1.0.5

  • Release date: November 30th 2021 (North America, Europe) / December 1st 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

General

  • Stability improvements
  • Added the cinematic camera, which can be toggled by cycling through the camera modes when in game
  • Fixed a number of misspellings on texture art/signage
  • Fixed a number of instances where rain would appear indoors during cutscenes

Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition

  • Adjusted the rain during the Give Me Liberty intro cutscene so it matches what is visible during gameplay
  • Improved the resolution of the signs on taxi front doors
  • Fixed an issue where rain could be seen inside the mansion during the cutscene to the mission Cutting the Grass
  • Fixed an issue where rain could be seen inside Donald Love’s apartment during the cutscene to the mission Liberator
  • Fixed an issue where rain could be seen inside Luigi’s Club during the cutscene to the mission Don’t Spank Ma Bitch Up
  • Fixed an issue where rain could be seen inside Joey’s Garage during the cutscene to the mission Cipriani’s Chauffeur
  • Fixed an issue where rain could be seen inside during the cutscene to the mission Bomb Da Base: Act I
  • Fixed an issue where the rain appears under water when falling
  • Fixed an issue where grass could be seen inside Joey’s garage during the outro of the mission Drive Misty For Me
  • Fixed an issue where a wall texture near the hospital in Portland appeared incorrectly while driving
  • Fixed an issue where pink or black textures would appear on the floor of the Turtle Head Fish Co.
  • Fixed an issue in the audio menu where the Dialog Volume slider did not adjust the sample audio being played
  • Fixed an issue where UI would overlap the timer when doing taxi or vigilante missions
  • Fixed an issue with missing object collision on walls below the Callahan Bridge in Chinatown
  • Fixed an issue where the player was able to stretch a two-seater vehicle using the car crusher
  • Fixed several camera issues when playing RC missions
  • Fixed an issue where misaligned text would appear after delivering to the Import Garage
  • Fixed an issue where the mission title would linger on screen too long at the beginning of any mission
  • Fixed an issue with texture display on the Staunton Pay ‘n’ Spray sign
  • Fixed an issue where the wheels were not connected to the vehicle being worked on by Joey
  • Fixed a spelling error on the Deli and Pizza storefront on Staunton Island

Grand Theft Auto III: The Definitive Edition – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: November 22nd 2021 (North America) / November 23rd 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

General – All Platforms

  • Fixed multiple localization issues
  • Fixed multiple instances of missing or misaligned collision
  • Fixed multiple instances of holes in the map
  • Fixed multiple instances of incorrect or misplaced textures
  • Fixed multiple instances of the camera clipping through objects
  • Fixed multiple instances of incorrect subtitles being displayed
  • Fixed multiple instances of incorrect help text being displayed
  • Fixed multiple instances of misplaced objects
  • Fixed multiple instances of issues with character models in cutscenes
  • Fixed multiple instances of audio lines being skipped, delayed, or repeated

Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition

  • Fixed issues with blurry camera cuts and transitions during Grand Theft Aero cutscene
  • Fixed an issue where Pay ‘N’ Spray doors were closed preventing the player from being able to enter
  • Fixed an issue where game stalls and props pop into the Gone Fishing cutscene
  • Fixed an issue where the player would fail the mission The Thieves with a message “A thief’s dead” after the cutscene plays
  • Fixed an issue with failing the mission Last Requests due to Asuka falling out of the boat
  • Fixed an issue with a missing GPS route when driving Curly Bob in a Taxi during the mission Cutting The Grass
  • Fixed an issue where the damage meter is not displaying correctly in the mission Escort Service
  • Fixed an issue with a hole in the map that allowed players to access Staunton Island early
  • Fixed an issue with Claude floating in the cutscene for the mission Big ‘n’ Veiny
  • Fixed an issue where character models were not animating during the cutscene for the mission Luigi’s Girls
  • Fixed an issue where character models were not animating during the cutscene for the mission Give me Liberty
  • Fixed an issue where the player can boost their running speed by quickly swapping through weapons
  • Fixed an issue where the mid-mission cutscene would start then fade to black before restarting again during the mission Sayonara Salvatore
  • Fixed an issue with changes to language settings not being retained after a reboot (Nintendo Switch)

Grand Theft Auto III: The Definitive Edition – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: November 11th 2021 (North America, Europe) / November 12th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the launch version of the game
  • Source: game

How to download updates for Grand Theft Auto III: The Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Grand Theft Auto III: The Definitive Edition, 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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