Grindstone (Switch): Software updates (latest: Monsters & Mamas 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. ??? (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.

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.

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;


  • 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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