Grindstone (Switch): Software updates (latest: Bats in the Big Tent Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Grindstone on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 15th 2020 in Europe and North America)!

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Grindstone – Ver. ??? (Bats in the Big Tent Update)

  • Release date: April 1st 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • 15 MORE levels in Carnival of Creeps
  • Creepy Crypts enemies
  • New Paint Potion blueprint

Grindstone – Ver. ??? (Carnival of Creeps Update)

  • Release date: February 28th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • adds a carnival-themed area with 15 levels and its own set of special mechanics, and the new Teleporter Arrow item
    • A carnival more on the Creep-y side, players will take Jorj or Jorja through this deadly carnival and collect valuable tickets that can be exchanged for spins on a snazzy prize wheel containing resources and gear blueprints. To collect tickets, players must create chains slicing through wooden or metal targets sprawled across the levels in the carnival. The higher the chain, the more tickets you get. Wooden targets are destructible, but metal targets will pop back up into a new space when hit, killing whatever happens to be there! Learn their patterns and use them to kill enemies but be careful, they can kill you too! Then use those tickets to spin the wheel of prizes! Each spin costs 50 tickets or you can spend 450 tickets to hit the jackpot! The first jackpot contains the blueprint for the Teleporter Arrow and each following jackpot contains a huge amount of rare resources.
    • The Teleporter Arrow is the latest item arriving to Grindstone, one that will be sure to change up the strategies of seasoned players. The mystical Teleporter Arrow lets you fire at two different Creeps or items to make them swap places. Use it to set up new chains, avoid danger or get out of a jam!
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: CAPYBARA GAMES PR

Grindstone – Ver. ??? (Yuletide Slayings Update)

  • Release date: December 3rd 2021 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • 10 more levels
  • New Gold Throwin’ Bomb
  • Pine Tree Shield
  • Update to Pickaxe
  • Quality of life updates
  • Krampus

Grindstone – Ver. ??? (Monsters & Mamas Update)

  • Release date: September 17th 2021 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • adds the first-ever alternate playable character to the game
    • Jorja has come to Hjellhole! A seasoned veteran of the golden age of stonegrinding, she’s in town to take some of the pressure off her beloved grandson, Jorj. She’s able to equip any unlocked gear, and is every bit as tough as Jorj, allowing players to choose whichever character suits their personal style best, without making any gameplay sacrifices whatsoever.
  • adds a challenging new Boss Blitz mode
    • Prove you’re the toughest Stonegrinder around with the new Boss Blitz daily challenge mode! Here players will be able to attempt to take on previously conquered bosses in a seven-level gauntlet, and then place their score on the Boss Blitz leaderboard. Unlike other leaderboards in Grindstone, the Boss Blitz leaderboard standings won’t reset daily, so players will be able to hold their standing and revise their techniques as new gear and strategies are discovered in the future. The Boss Blitz mode can be unlocked at level 16 and accessed at Ivor’s Hut.
  • adds new Daily Grind rewards
  • adds a high-contrast accessibility feature
    • The customizable High Contrast Mode highlights enemies based on your current chain color, as well as highlighting enemies in “aggro” state. Capy carefully designed this feature for players with color vision deficiency (CVD), but have found that this improves the game for many types of players, not just those for whom it was originally designed for. High Contrast mode can be found in the settings menu, and enabled at any time.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: CAPYBARA GAMES PR

Grindstone – Ver. ??? (The Lost Lair Update)

  • Release date: July 9th 2021 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • 20 new levels with new hazards such as TNT crates, molten-grindstone lava, and more
  • Scävengr, a new mini-boss who is half-Jerk, half-Grindstone will challenge your strategies
  • A new boss fight with Jorj’s rival Jjary, including a new encounter cinematic
  • New weekly community challenge system where players can unlock cosmetics! Introducing Döttie’s House, home to Jorj’s family, where Grindstone players will be able to complete weekly challenges to unlock silly and stylish hats that can be mixed and matched with any armor set in the game. These cosmetics will be exclusive to the week of their release, and can only be unlocked by completing that week’s challenge. 
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: CAPYBARA GAMES PR

Grindstone – Ver. ??? (Fortune Grind Update)

  • Release date: May 17th 2021 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • A new Daily Grind mode!
    • Spin the wheel in an all-new Daily Grind Mode! Be prepared for big prizes… or big problems!
  • 10 additional levels!
    • Hidden on Grindstone Mountain (psst, look for them near level 11!). Found in the Goo Granary cave.
  • Gold Health Potion!
    • The cave’s reward is a new blueprint, as well: the Gold Health Potion!
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: CAPY (Twitter)

Grindstone – Ver. ???

  • Release date: February 5th 2021 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • An improved Cupid Cosplay outfit
  • Valentine’s Decorations + FX
  • Gold Heart-Seeking Arrow
  • Bug fixes and polish
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: CAPY (Twitter)

How to download updates for Grindstone for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Grindstone, 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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