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Guardian Tales (Switch): all the updates (latest: February 20th Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Guardian Tales on Nintendo Switch (originally released on October 3rd 2022 in North America, and October 4th 2022 in Europe and Japan)!

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Guardian Tales – February 20th Update

  • Release date: February 19th 2024 (North America) / February 20th 2024 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

1.New Hero and Exclusive Weapon

  •  SSR Hero : Slayer Andras
  •  ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Head Hunter

2.Events

  • Pick Up Event!
    • Event Period : 2024-02-19 17:00 / 2024-03-04 16:59 (PST)
      •  SSR Hero : Andras
      •  SSR Hero : Bianca
      •  SSR Hero : Orca
      •  SSR Hero : Bari
      •  ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Head Hunter
      •  ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Astarte
      •  ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Nemesis
      •  ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Mayreel
  • Boost Mode
    • Awakening Dungeon Event Boost (x2)
      • Event Period : 2024-02-19 17:00 / 2024-03-04 16:59 (PST)
  • Events: Giant Capsule Machine
    • Event Period : 2024-02-19 17:00 / 2024-03-04 16:59 (PST)
    • Reward Checkout Period : 2024-02-19 17:00 / 2024-03-11 16:59 (PST)
  • Season Achievement
    • Season Achievement season 1 has started.
      • Event Period : 2024-02-19 17:00 / 2024-05-13 16:59 (PST)
      • Clear Achievement mission and receive season limited reward.
      • Each time your Achievement points reach a certain level, you can claim rewards.
      • Some Achievement missions will open in mid-season.
      • ※ Season Achievement reward costume will not include collection bonus.
      • ※ Season Achievement reward costume will not include knowledge point.
  • Badges
    • You can view and set the badge earned by tapping the Badge button at the top left corner of the Profile Card.
  • Frame
    • Players can now access and manage their earned frames by navigating to Guardian Hero > Manage Profile > Main Character Settings > Portrait Frames List.
  • Guaranteed Summon Event
    • Event Period : 2024-02-19 17:00 / 2024-03-04 16:59 (PST)

3.Heavenhold Tower

  • The Heavenhold Tower will be expanded up to the 90th floor.

4. Team Death Match Beta

  • Free-For-All Mode New Map Addition
    • New map for Free-For-All Mode has been added.
    • There is a Fog Area in Free-For-All Mode’s new map.
    • When you hide in the Fog Area, your hero can stay hidden.
      • Even if you are hidden, damage from attacks, negative effects, and heals will all be applied the same.
      • Even if you hide in the Fog Area, if you use Normal Attacks, Weapon Skills, Chain Skills or damage another user, you will be discovered for a certain period of time.

5.Multiplayer

  • Co-op Season 27 and Master Arena Season 31 will progress during the following period.(3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-02-25 / 2024-03-02 (PST)
  • Arena Season 37 will progress during the following period.(3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-03-03 / 2024-03-09 (PST)
  • The Team Death Match Beta Free-For-All Mode – Fog Area will be available during the following period. (3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-02-25 / 2024-03-02 (PST)
  • The Team Death Match Beta Capture Area Mode will be available during the following period. (3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-03-03 / 2024-03-09 (PST)

6.Shop

  • Hero Costume
    • Purchase Period: 2024-02-19 17:00 / 2024-03-04 16:59 (PST)
      • Posh Cafe Owner Andras
      • Barista Garam
      • Serving Master Ara
      • Cafe Maid Carol
      • Novice Swimmer Noxia
      • Waterbomb Orca
      • Mk.99ull
      • Swimsuit Marianne
      • Aloha Eleanor
      • Unicorn Angel Eugene
      • Archangel Bari
      • Fallen Angel Gremory
      • Angel Aoba
      • Mad Nurse Gremory
      • Strange Doctor Lavi
      • Frost Witch Bianca
  • Equipment Costume
    • Purchase Period: 2024-02-19 17:00 / 2024-03-04 16:59 (PST)
      • Crystal Spear
      • Teaspoon Staff
      • High Caliber Combat Rifle
      • Epic Hammer

7.Guild Raid

  • Guild Raid ‘Corrupted Ritual’ will progress during the period below.
    • Period: 2024-02-21 11:00 / 2024-02-28 10:59 (PST)

8.Guild Meteor Excavation

  • Season 11 of Guild Meteor Excavation will progress during the following period.
    • Period: 2024-02-28 11:00 / 2024-03-06 10:59 (PST)

9.Kama-ZONE

  • Floor Expansion
    • You can endlessly challenge beyond the 9th floor at the highest difficulty level of the season.
    • After clearing the boss on the 8th floor, a button will appear to allow players to continue the challenge.
    • There are Special Events and artifacts that can only be found on the 9th floor or higher.
    • From 9th floor, you will not obtain Bottle Caps reward when you cleared the floor.
  • Ranking Board added
    • Ranking is calculated based on the play records on the Season’s highest difficulty.
    • Ranking is maintained during the Season Period.
  • Season 16 of Kama-ZONE will progress during the following period.
    • Period: 2024-02-19 17:10 / 2024-03-18 17:10 (PST)

10. Reward

    • 2024 Frame
      • Available Period: 2024-02-19 21:00 / 2024-02-26 21:00 (PST)
      • ※ Please note that the mail sent to your in-game mailbox will only stay for 7 days, so please claim it within 7 days of receiving the mail.

Guardian Tales – February 13th Update

  • Release date: February 13th 2024 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a game crash issue when entering stage 2 of “”Rue the Red”” Side Story Challenge

Guardian Tales – February 6th Update

  • Release date: February 5th 2024 (North America) / February 6th 2024 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Update

1.New Hero and Exclusive Weapon

  • SSR Hero : Contractee Crosselle
  • ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Permission Denied

2.Events

  • Pick Up Event!
    • Event Period : 2024-02-05 17:00 / 2024-02-19 16:59 (PST)
      • SSR Hero : Crosselle
      • SSR Hero : Noxia
      • SSR Hero : Arabelle
      • SSR Hero : Beth
      • ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Permission Denied
      • ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Furfur
      • ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Genocide
      • ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Predator
  • Boost Mode
    • Resource Dungeon Event Boost (x2)
    • Evolution Dungeon Event Boost (x2)
      • Event Period : 2024-02-05 17:00 / 2024-02-19 16:59 (PST)
  • Live Event: World 15
    • Event Period : 2024-02-05 17:00 / 2024-02-19 16:59 (PST)
    • Reward Checkout Period : 2024-02-05 17:00 / 2024-02-26 16:59 (PST)
  • Assault’ SPECIAL LOGIN EVENT
    • Event Period : 2024-02-05 17:00 / 2024-03-04 16:59 (PST) (Lasts for 30 days)

3. Story

  • World 15 : Assault

4.Heavenhold

  • The ‘Enhance’ menu will be added.

5. Boss Rush

  • New solo play content ‘Boss Rush’ will be added.
    • Boss Rush will run on a season basis.
    • Each season lasts for two weeks, and the season changes every Sunday (PST). (Monday for KST)
    • Defeat various boss monsters and obtain rewards based on your recorded score.
    • You can obtain various rewards including ‘Huntsman’s Memento’ based on the best record in this season.
    • ‘Huntsman’s Memento’ can be used to exchange for various items at the Shop.
    • Rewards are unobtainable once the season is over.

6. Friend

  • A new feature to add a friend will be updated. You can add other players to your friend list directly through their profile card or by utilizing the “Find Friends” function.
  • You can invite your friends to multiplayer content such as CO-OP / Defense / Friendly Match and play together.

7. Fishing

  • The new Farm “Fishing” content will be added.
    • At the Fishing Spot, you can start fishing by interacting with the water.
    • The Fishing Spot NPC and the Fishing Coin Shop will be added.
    • The Aquarium where you can display the fish you have caught can now be crafted.

8.Multiplayer

  • Co-op(Defense) Season 11 and Master Arena Season 30 will progress during the following period.(3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-02-11 / 2024-02-17 (PST)
  • Arena Season 36 will progress during the following period.(3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-02-18 / 2024-02-24 (PST)
  • The Team Death Match Beta Capture Area Mode will be available during the following period. (3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-02-11 / 2024-02-17 (PST)
  • The Team Death Match Beta Standard Mode will be available during the following period. (3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-02-18 / 2024-02-24 (PST)

9.Shop

  • 7 types of “World 15” Packages will be added.
    • Purchase Period: 2024-02-05 17:00 / 2024-02-20 06:59 (PST)
    • Please check the details at the Shop in the game after the Feb, 6th update.
  • Hero Costume
    • Purchase Period: 2024-02-05 17:00 / 2024-02-19 16:59 (PST)
      • Drifter Crosselle
      • Chocolate Romance Future Knight
      • Chocolate Passion Idol Eva
      • Chocolate Confession Future Princess
      • Chocolate Cupid Gabriel
      • Sweet Secret Veronica
      • White Chocolate Eleanor
      • Choco Pudding Doll Plitvice
      • Dark Chocolate Maid Beth
      • Charismatic Boss Beth
      • Battle Maid Arabelle
      • Elegant Lady Lavi
      • Little Witch
      • Ballerina Lilith
      • Ballerina Noxia
      • Ballerina Lahn
  • Equipment Costume
    • Purchase Period: 2024-02-05 17:00 / 2024-02-19 16:59 (PST)
      • Gaming Dice
      • Arm Cannon
      • Plasma Globe
      • Stygian Crescent Blade

10.Guild Raid

  • The duration of the Guild Raid season will be adjusted to 1 week.
  • You can skip certain rounds of the Guild Raid’s previous season progress.
  • As an example, upon reaching the 23rd round in the current Guild Raid, the following season will commence with certain progress skipped, initiating from the 15th round.
  • Guild Raid ‘Speed Racer’ will progress during the period below.
    • Period: 2024-02-07 11:00 / 2024-02-14 10:59 (PST)

11.Guild Meteor Excavation

  • Season 10 of Guild Meteor Excavation will progress during the following period.
    • Period: 2024-02-14 11:00 / 2024-02-21 10:59 (PST)

12.Guardian Pass

  • Season 19 of GUARDIAN PASS Sohee will progress during the following period.
    • Period: 2024-02-19 11:00 / 2024-03-18 10:59 (PST)
Game balance

Hero and Equipment Improvements

  • Knight Lady Lapice
    • Atk 112 → 116
  • Eight-tailed Fox Nari
    • Def 21 → 22
    • HP 948 → 967
    • [Fox Bead (Normal Attack) Improvement]
      • The speed and attacking range of Fox Bead will be increased by 25%.
      • Fox Bead : 4(6) → 5(6.6)
      • Enhanced Fox Bead : 4(6.996) → 5(7.656)
  • Noble Succubus Bianca
    • Atk 112 → 114
    • HP 960 → 990
  • Golem Rider Alef
    • Atk 114 → 117
    • Def 35 → 36
    • HP 970 → 1030
  • Nine-tailed Fox Garam
    • Def 15 → 16
    • HP 932 → 961
  • Drunken Swordmaster Lynn
    • HP 985 → 1015
  • Necromancer Noxia
    • Def 32 → 34
  • Android Mk.99
    • Atk 124 → 127
    • Def 25 → 26
    • HP 890 → 960
  • Trickster Lucy
    • Atk 116 → 124
    • HP 846 → 903
  • Sea Witch Ara
    • Def 35 → 36
    • HP 880 → 970
  • Summer Innkeeper Loraine
    • Atk 136 → 143
    • HP 955 → 1000
  • Dancing Archer Tinia
    • [Wind Arrow (Normal Attack) Improvement]
      • Wind Arrow will be improved so that the amount of damage from one projectile hit is similar to all three being a hit.
    • [Desert Arrow (Normal Attack) Improvement]
      •  [Before] : On hit, carves Tinia’s symbol on the enemies and decreases their Def by 10%.
      •  [After] : On hit, marks enemies with Tinia’s symbol and decreases their Def by 10% for 12 seconds.
    • [Storm Arrow (Chain Skill) Text Improvement]
      • [Before] : Storm Arrow inflicts extra 150% of DPS on the number of times Tinia carves her symbol with Desert Arrow.
      • [After] : Storm Arrow gets stronger by an extra 150% of DPS on the number of times Tinia carves her symbol with Desert Arrow.
    • ※ The total damage of Storm Arrow is the same as before.
  • Future Knight
    • [Reinforced Bullet (Special Ability) Improvement]
      • [Before] : On hit, reduces basic type resistance by 20% for 3 seconds.
      • [After] : On hit, reduces basic type resistance by 30% for 3 seconds.
  • Elemental of Christmas Carol
    • [Lightning Sting (Normal Attack) Improvement]
      • [Before] : On hit, reduce enemies’ light type resistance by 10%, upto a maximum of 20%.
      • [After] : On hit, reduce enemies’ light type resistance by 15%, up to a maximum of 30%.
  • Half Vampire Priscilla
    • [Awakening Node Improvement]
      • [Before] : Damage taken reduced by 10% when a shield is present
      • [After] : Damage dealt increases by 10% and damage taken is reduced by 10% when a shield is present
  • Prominence
    • [Exclusive Weapon Option Improvement]
      • [Before] : For each enemy hit, inflicts 30% of DPS extra damage and restores HP by 2%, by 60% probability. 
      • [After] : For each enemy hit, inflicts additional 40% of DPS as melee damage and restores allies’ HP by 2%, by 60% probability.
    • [Weapon Skill Regen Time Improvement]
      • [Before] : Regen Time : 10 seconds
      • [After] : Regen Time : 9 seconds
  • Predator
    • [Exclusive Weapon Option Improvement]
      • [Before] : On Dark Smash’s hit, decreases Dark type resistance by 20% for 3 seconds,
      • [After] : On Dark Smash’s hit, decreases Dark type resistance by 30% for 3 seconds,
  • Ifrit
    • [Exclusive Weapon Option Improvement]
      • [Before] : Reduces fire type resistance by 20% for 3 seconds.
      • [After] : Reduces fire type resistance by 30% for 3 seconds.
  • Known issues:
  • An issue where the map of World 15 in Adventure is not displayed when changing the language.
    • The map will be displayed normally after restarting/reconnecting the game.

Guardian Tales – January 23rd Update

  • Release date: January 22nd 2024 (North America) / January 23rd 2024 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: No (more details)
  • Patch notes:

1.New Hero and Exclusive Weapon

  • SSR Hero : Sea Witch Ara
  • ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Bringer of Tranquility

2.Events

  • Pick Up Event!
    • Event Period : 2024-01-22 17:00 / 2024-02-05 16:59 (PST)
      • SSR Hero : Ara
      • SSR Hero : Garam
      • SSR Hero : Marina
      • SSR Hero : Yuze
      • ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Bringer of Tranquility
      • ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Thousand Thunder
      • ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Armada
      • ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Ocean Keeper
  • Boost Mode
    • World Exploration Event Boost (x2)
      • Event Period : 2024-01-22 17:00 / 2024-02-05 16:59 (PST)
  • Events: Giant Capsule Machine
    • Event Period : 2024-01-22 17:00 / 2024-02-05 16:59 (PST)
      • Reward Checkout Period : 2024-01-22 17:00 / 2024-02-12 16:59 (PST)

3. Heavenhold Special Comic

  • Sea Witch

4.Multiplayer

  • Co-op Season 26 and Master Arena Season 29 will progress during the following period.(3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-01-28 / 2024-02-03 (PST)
  • Arena Season 35 will progress during the following period.(3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-02-04 / 2024-02-10 (PST)
  • The Team Death Match Beta Standard Mode will be available during the following period. (3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-01-28 / 2024-02-03 (PST)
  • The Team Death Match Beta Free-For-All Mode will be available during the following period. (3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-02-04 / 2024-02-10 (PST)

5.Shop

  • Hero Costume
    • Purchase Period: 2024-01-22 17:00 / 2024-02-05 16:59 (PST)
      • Balloon Playtime Ara
      • Garam the Beauty
      • Prison Guard Yuze
      • Ice Golem Noxia
      • Toy Block Bari
      • Racer Marianne
      • Toy-gun Hekate
      • Doll White Beast
      • Cruel Maid Amy
      • Dark Berserker Amy
      • Knight of Death
      • Mad Knight
      • Pretty Woman Nari
      • Pretty Boy Garam
      • Mayreel as Maid
      • Lynn as DUI Patrol
  • Equipment Costume
    • Purchase Period: 2024-01-22 17:00 / 2024-02-05 16:59 (PST)
      • Coffee Pot
      • Carrot Sword
      • Balloon Puppy
      • Toy Crossbow

6.Guild Meteor Excavation

  • Season 9 of Guild Meteor Excavation will progress during the following period.
    • Period: 2024-01-31 11:00 / 2024-02-07 10:59 (PST)

7.Kama-ZONE

  • Season 15 of Kama-ZONE will progress during the following period.
    • Period: 2023-01-22 17:10 / 2024-02-19 17:10 (PST)

Guardian Tales – January 16th Update

  • Release date: January 15th 2024 (North America) / January 16th 2024 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: No (more details)
  • Patch notes:
  • A fix for the issue of not being able to enter Kama-ZONE.

Guardian Tales – January 9th Update

  • Release date: January 8th 2024 (North America) / January 9th 2024 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:

1.New Hero and Exclusive Weapon

  •  SSR Hero : Druid Kanna
  •  ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Mind Snap

2.Events

  • Pick Up Event!
    • Event Period : 2024-01-08 17:00 / 2024-01-22 16:59 (PST)
      •  SSR Hero : Kanna
      •  SSR Hero : Sohee
      •  SSR Hero : Loraine
      •  SSR Hero : Eva
      •  ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Mind Snap
      •  ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Nereid
      •  ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Ocean Call
      •  ★5 Exclusive Weapon : Angel Voice
  • Boost Mode
    • Expedition Event Boost (x2)
    • Mirror Rift Event Boost (x2)
      • Event Period : 2024-01-08 17:00 / 2024-01-22 16:59 (PST)
  • Roadmap Event: Druid
    • Event Period : 2024-01-08 17:00 / 2024-01-22 16:59 (PST)
    • Reward Checkout Period : 2024-01-08 17:00 / 2024-01-29 16:59 (PST)
  • Event Gem Shop
    • Event Period : 2024-01-08 17:00 / 2024-01-22 16:59 (PST)

3. Super Costume : Black Tiger Kanna

  • Available for purchase at the Shop or forging at the Exploration Forge.

4.Multiplayer

  • Co-op(Defense) Season 10 and Master Arena Season 28 will progress during the following period.(3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-01-14 / 2024-01-20 (PST)
  • Arena Season 34 will progress during the following period.(3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-01-21 / 2024-01-27 (PST)
  • The Team Death Match Beta Capture Area Mode will be available during the following period. (3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-01-21 / 2024-01-27 (PST)
  • The Team Death Match Beta Free-For-All Mode will be available during the following period. (3 times per day)
    • Period: 2024-01-14 / 2024-01-20 (PST)

5.Shop

  • New Year’s Gift Package
    • Purchase Period: 2024-01-08 17:00 / 2024-01-23 06:59 (PST)
    • Please check the details at the Shop in the game after the Jan, 8th update.
  • Hero Costume
    • Purchase Period: 2024-01-08 17:00 / 2024-01-22 16:59 (PST)
      • Oni Kanna
      • Space Owner Noxia
      • Future Knight Owner Little Princess
      • Dragon Handler Lupina
      • Spirit Owner Lahn
      • Light and Darkness Eleanor
      • Dark Knight Captain Eva
      • Blade Queen Yuze
      • Golden Knight Rachel
      • Flight Attendant Gabriel
      • Flight Attendant Garam
      • Flight Attendant Rie
      • Flight Attendant Neva
      • Cat Coco
      • Wild Girl Coco
      • Druid Favi
  • Equipment Costume
    • Purchase Period: 2024-01-08 17:00 / 2024-01-22 16:59 (PST)
      • Beast’s Staff
      • Stubby Snake Spear
      • Ferocious Cat’s Paw
      • Road Sign

6.Guild Raid

  • Guild Raid ‘Prison Break’ will progress during the period below.
    • Period: 2024-01-17 11:00 / 2024-01-31 10:59 (PST)

7.Guild Meteor Excavation

  • Season 8 of Guild Meteor Excavation will progress during the following period.
    • Period: 2024-01-10 11:00 / 2023-01-17 10:59 (PST)

8.Guardian Pass

  • Season 18 of GUARDIAN PASS Craig will progress during the following period.
    • Period: 2024-01-22 11:00 / 2024-02-19 10:59 (PST)

How to download updates for Guardian Tales for the Nintendo Switch?

To download Software updates for Guardian Tales, 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.

To download regular updates, simply close Guardian Tales and restart it (while being connected to the internet).

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