Metroid Dread (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.0.3)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Metroid Dread on Nintendo Switch (originally released on October 8th 2021 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Metroid Dread – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: November 16th 2021 (North America) / November 17th 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
General Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Samus’ damage detection would disappear under certain conditions.
    • We made the decision to fix this issue because there is a possibility that it may occur unintentionally, and if it does, it will result in a play experience that is far different from the way Metroid Dread was originally intended to be experienced.

Metroid Dread – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: November 3rd 2021 (North America) / November 4th 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
General Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where retrying after a game over would cause the play time to be added only when retrying a specific boss fight.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would force-quit if you hit an enemy frozen by an Ice Missile with the Shine Spark in a certain way.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Samus to move strangely when jumping at certain times in the Morph Ball Launcher.
  • Fixed an issue where the final boss would get stuck on a wall and not be able to move during a certain attack, making it impossible to progress in the game.
  • Fixed an issue where Samus would get stuck in the wall when defeating the E.M.M.I. in Ferenia in a certain position.

Metroid Dread – Ver. 1.0.1

  • Release date: October 20th 2021 (North America) / October 21st 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue where, if a map marker is placed on a specific door on the map screen (the door destroyed with the beam obtained at the end of the game), destroying that door at the end of the game would cause the game to forcefully quit with the message “The software was closed because an error occurred”.
  • Fixed several other issues to improve overall gameplay experience

Metroid Dread – Ver. 1.0.0

  • Release date: October 1st 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the base version of the game.
  • Source: game

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

To download the updates for Metroid Dread, 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.


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