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Hot Wheels Unleashed (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.0.12)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Hot Wheels Unleashed on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 30th 2021 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.12

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  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.11

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  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.10

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  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.9

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  • Patch notes:
  • Added support for upcoming DLCs
  • Addition of  Twin Mill™ 2021 to vehicles collection

Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.8

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  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed incorrect behavior of the manual respawn with the Tornado and Poison interactive objects.
  • For the Tornado, you cannot use the manual respawn anymore while the vehicle is under its effect.
  • For the Poison, its effect will continue for the correct amount of time, even if you respawn using the Manual Respawn button.
Racing Season
  • Changed the Racing Season menu to improve the difference between free and premium items.
Track Editor
  • Fixed “Replicate” button not working while placing track modules.
Video Options
  • Added support for the AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0 to all the platforms.
  • Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.7

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  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a bug causing clients to crash during online races.

Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.6

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  • Patch notes:
Community liveries
  1. Fixed cached liveries not correctly displayed for some users.
    Previously downloaded community liveries should now appear correctly for everyone.
  1. Improved the UI of the multiplayer main page.
    We added some information about the currently equipped vehicle and the player profile.
  2. Improved track selection logics for multiplayer races.
    In the Track Voting page, we added one slot for the community  tracks and retuned the randomization logic to increase the variety of available tracks.
  3. Fixed Rare cars showing up as Secrets in lobby.
Other UI / UX
  1. Added prices to the DLC page.
    Now each DLC will show the price taken from its corresponding platform store.
  2. Split Screen: fixed the controller selection menu to correctly display available options.
  3. Added Player’s Profile customizations (icon, background and tag) to the leaderboards and UGC pages.
  4. Added an indicator in the HUD of point-to-point races to show the percentage of the track completed. 
  5. In track selection, added an icon to distinguish point-to-point and circuits tracks.
  1. Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements. 

Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.5

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  • Patch notes:
  • Implemented a new system for the rewards of online races. Coins and Racing Season experience points are now given to the players based on the percentage of race they have completed, not only their final position. Also, very short custom tracks will not give any rewards.
  • Added the “Cadillac Seville designed by Gucci” vehicle. Players can find the new vehicle in their collection.

Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.4

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  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed some shapes in the livery editor


Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.4

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  • Patch notes:
  • 1. Fixed AI difficulty being inconsistent on all levels. Due to a bug, the AI behavior and performance on all tracks suffered from unpredictability, causing spikes in the challenge on all difficulty levels.
  • Added some checkpoints to the tracks previously lacking them. We added a checkpoint to some tracks where it was possible to skip the entire course. Due to this change we also had to reset the leaderboards of these affected track:
    • Skatepark 1
    • College 8
    • Garage 1
    • Garage 2
    • Skyscraper 2
  • Modified some track layouts to make it easier to come back on the track after a jump or a track section on the environment. We slightly modified some portions of the track, adding ramps on the sides of some connection points. Affected tracks are:
    • Skatepark 2
    • Skatepark 6
    • College 6
    • Basement 1
    • Basement 3
    • Garage 3
    • Garage 5
    • Skyscraper 1
    • Skyscraper 5
    • Skyscraper 6
Game economy
  • Improved user experience with the Limited Offers Shop. We increased the number of available vehicles from 5 to 7. Also the time needed to refresh it has been shortened from 4 h to 1:30 h. Moreover, we slightly reduced the chances to find common cars in this shop. You will find these changes the next time the Limited Offers Shop will refresh for your game.
  • Tuned music pitch during boost. The pitch sound effect on the background music was activated every time the vehicle was boosting. Now we limited it to times when the vehicle hits a booster placed on the track.
  • Fixed the randomization of the special SFX of the boost for the following vehicles:
    • Time Machine – K.I.T.T.
Track Builder:
  • Added an info box to the Track Builder with addition useful information. We added some texts with useful information appearing in several circumstances, mostly to inform the players when an operation is not available (for example, trying to place an interactive object on a special piece or trying to add mode modules when the construction limit is reached) or to remind them something important (for example, to confirm the modification on a module after editing it or to validate the track after finishing it).
  • Changed the default navigation speed to x3 in Track Builder.
  • Added a visual feedback on the selected track customization in Track Builder. We added a small check mark to give the players an indication of which customization is actually used for the track modules.
  • Added customization options for some Basement furniture. Now the players can customize also the following furniture:
    • Kitchen: chairs
    • Kitchen: table
    • Kitchen: fridge
    • Living room: pool table cloth
  • Added the name of the customization items in use while viewing the basement of another user. Now the players can check the names of each customization used by the others while looking at their basement, making it easier to replicate a particular setup in their own basement.
  • Added lighting effects to the boost flames (not available on Nintendo Switch).
Other UI / UX
  • Added an “Environment” filter to the Community Track selection page.
  • Fixed default focus after opening a Blind Box. The focus of the button doesn’t move anymore, making it easier to open several boxes in a row.
  • Removed the “on hold” button to some pages where it was not necessary. Affected pages are:
    • First boot: game options
    • First boot: audio and image options
    • Shop: Blind Box opening
    • Hot Wheels City Rumble: exiting
  • Added a black background to the online timer.
  • Added another warning dialog to the Unpair profile functionality. Using this function will delete the player profile on our servers, causing loss of any related content, including UGC, game progression, statistics. We strongly recommend to not use this function unless you have a very good reason. If in doubt, please contact our customer support before attempting this procedure.
  • Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Added some filters to the Community Tracks and Liveries.
  • Added shortcuts to the Store and Collection in the “Hot Wheels City Rumble” menu.
  • Improved UI for the “Add-ons” page.
  • Added new functionalities to the news box in the main menu.
  • Added support for the “Racing Season”.
  • Fixed some bugs to improve stability.
  • Minor fixes to the UI.

How to download updates for Hot Wheels Unleashed for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Hot Wheels Unleashed, 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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