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Metroid Dread demo (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 2.0.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Metroid Dread demo on Nintendo Switch (originally released on October 28th 2021 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Metroid Dread demo – Ver. 2.0.0

  • Release date: February 9th 2022 (North America) / February 10th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • The scale of the playable area has been expanded, with the Corpius boss fight now being available.
  • Added “ROOKIE MODE”, a mode suited towards new players, where dropped items from enemies now replenish a greater amount, and bosses’ attack power has been lowered.
    • Added “SELECT DIFFICULTY” options when beginning the demo.

How to download updates for Metroid Dread demo for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Metroid Dread demo, 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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