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Haiku, the Robot (Switch): all the updates (latest: Obscure Information Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Haiku, the Robot on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 9th 2022 in North America, Europe, Japan)!

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Haiku, the Robot – Ver. ??? (Obscure Information Update)

  • Release date: May 31st 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
Boss rush mode:
  • The ‘Trial of Steel’ features 3 different fight sequences; Mini-Bosses, The Creators, and All Bosses
  • Complete one of the 3 different modes; Underpowered, Haiku, or No Wrench to earn a Badge of Steel (there are 3 different badge tiers; Bronze, Silver, and Gold)
  • Practice individual fights in the Boss test room with the boss rush modifier applied
  • Percentage completion now tallies on top of your current score (maximum +15%)
  • New in-game achievements can be found under the settings menu

Patch notes

  • Corrupt mode: temporary health pickups respawn a lot faster
  • New boss fight: TV Boss
  • New boss fight: Elegy
  • New enemy: Core Carriers and Name Unknown reside in the new area
  • Boss: Buzzsaw boss should no longer fall through the floor
  • Boss: Virus no longer spawns the storm that moves across the screen
  • Enemy: Flying Motor Engines now fly toward the player when attacking
  • Enemy: Saw camera birds are now working on the factory floors
  • Enemy: Working laser bots have appeared in the factory
  • Player: Attack damage now increases each time a Creator powers up your sword
  • Player: Bomb damage has been increased and now scales with your sword strength
  • Player: The following chips also scale with your sword strength: Infinity Edge, Shock Wave, Shock Projectile, Bulb Relation, Sawblade, Self-Detonation, Electro-Emitter, Space Disturbance, Power Enhancer, and Electric Orbs
  • Player: Map percentage might drop a little because of the two new rooms which connect to the new area
  • Boss: Main storyline bosses scale according to your attack damage (no change)
  • Boss: Mini bosses have been adjusted to the new damage scaling (very minor change)
  • Enemy: Smaller enemy health has also been adjusted to the new damage scaling system (noticeable change)
  • New area: Old Arcadia which houses the entrance to the Boss Rush arena
    • Note: The new area unlocks after defeating all the bosses in the game, including the TV boss.
  • Lore: Creators’ lore expanded
  • Lore: Electron’s lair is slightly more hidden
  • Lore: Spare shells have appeared inside the Mainframe Vault
  • Lore: A monolithic structure has appeared in the main bunker hall
  • Lore: More inhabitants have appeared in Steam Town (Dad came back from getting )
  • Lore: Splunk now pays back the money you gave him earlier
  • Lore: Small dialogue updates to Mischievous, Elder Snail, and Helm-Crawlers’ lore tablet
  • Visual: Bomb pickup visual improvement
  • Visual: Zipline pickup visual improvement
  • Visual: Infected Helm-Crawler
  • Visual: More cameras have spawned near Big Brother’s lair
  • Visual: Mine spawn pods have appeared in the Water Ducts
  • Visual: More flowers have flourished in the Forgotten Ruins
  • And probably some other stuff that I’ve completely forgotten about…

Haiku, the Robot – Ver. ??? (Corrupt Mode Update)

  • Release date: December 16th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:


  • One health point game mode
  • Temporary health upgrades
  • Alternative storyline and world changes
  • Two new train stations
  • Two new achievements


  • The upgrade station found in the Central Core now lets you purchase both upgrades. Previously, players would have to reload the game to purchase the other upgrade.
  • Minor improvements to the heat detection system – mainly regarding when the heat gauge refreshes between entering and exiting heated/normal rooms.
  • Added three new map tiles that won’t affect completion percentage but will still be missing from the map, so you’ll have to find them!
  • Deadzone slider to help with any joystick drift or overly sensitive joysticks.
  • Achievements can now be viewed in-game (especially beneficial on Switch).
  • And lastly, the memorial of our beloved speedrunner Schy can be found in secret location within the Last Bunker – only if you get there before their best time of 22m.24s.75

How to download updates for Haiku, the robot for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Haiku, the Robot, 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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