Minecraft Dungeons (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.4.3.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Minecraft Dungeons on Nintendo Switch (originally released on May 26th 2020 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Minecraft Dungeons – Ver. 1.4.3.0

  • Release date: September 8th 2020 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Creeping Winter DLC:

  • A creeping winter is slowly taking over everything it touches, and the source of its chilling power is a powerful creature known as the Wretched Wraith
  • Take on three new missions and face new enemies such as the Illusioner and Iceologer
  • As you hunt down the source of corruption, you’ll discover new armor, weapons, and artifacts below the snow and sleet
  • Two new player skins and the Arctic Fox pet

New Features – Free For All Players:

  • Daily Trials – New challenges every day that make wild changes to the game mechanics which provide difficult, experimental, or fun challenges for you to overcome and earn powerful rewards. There are four new pieces of gear to earn, exclusive to Daily Trials! Learn more at the Daily Trials FAQ.
  • New camp merchants to rescue during missions, such as the Blacksmith to upgrade gear and the Gift Wrapper to gift items to other players
  • New weapons and armor exclusive to Daily Trials, as well as two new artifacts and six new enchantments spread across the game. Buzz into combat using new tools such as the Beenest, the Beenest Armor, and the Tumblebee enchantment!

Changes:

  • Added a Map Legend, showing new rewards, secret locations, and captured merchants
  • New achievements and trophies to unlock for Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winter
  • After losing a life, players are now given a bundle of arrows if their they had less than one full bundle
  • The host of an online game can now toggle Private Game so friends can’t join unless they’re invited
  • Balance Changes
    • Shortbow / Longbow / Bow: Increased ammo 50%
    • Cutlass: Changed attack combo from 4 to 2 attacks
    • Pickaxe: Changed attack combo to 1 attack
    • Daggers: Increased dagger attack range by 25%
  • Battlestaff now drops in Lower Temple
  • Light Feather now triggers all rolling enchantments

All Platform Fixes:

  • Crashes / Performance
    • Fixed several crashes that occurred during gameplay across all platforms
    • Fixed the game freezing after activating Flaming Quiver, Fireworks Arrow, and Torment Quiver at the same time on Nintendo Switch
  • General
    • Made dozens of improvements and fixes to Text-to-Speech throughout the game
    • Fixed players getting disconnected from a session if the host experienced low FPS during the loading screen
  • Gameplay
    • The Corrupted Cauldron can no longer be insta-killed
    • Fixed players having no arrows and health potion not working if getting disconnected from a game during load screen, then reconnecting
    • Using soul related items while wearing soul related gear no longer results in the player getting propelled into the air (MCD-1810)
    • Fixes to inventory salvage issues
    • Fall damage has changed to percentage of health, regardless of armor worn
  • Graphical
    • Fixed the gates flickering when down on Overgrown Temple
    • Fixed the ending cinematic becoming choppy during online multiplayer
  • Audio
    • Updated lobby chest close sound to better fit close action
    • Fixed missing sound when pressing the last button in the puzzle on Dingy Jungle
    • Fixed background music randomly stopping on Lower Temple
    • Redstone Golem mines no longer produce sound when Master Volume is set to 0%
    • Fixed cinematic voiceover language not changing after the system’s preferred language is changed
    • Fixed menu sound effects not playing when selecting Threat Level VII
  • User Interface
    • Fixed the controller disconnect prompt not disappearing after reconnecting a controller (MCD-1584)
    • Fixed the door at the end of Dingy Jungle prompting “Travel” instead of “Exit”
    • Fixed a rare issue that showed an incorrect ‘P0’ indicator on the Mission Select screen in local multiplayer, causing input issues
    • Fixed the white background appearing briefly during rewards screen after opening the chest
    • Panda Plateau now shows the proper loading screen for hidden missions
    • Added a spinning icon animation to the Microsoft account sign in screen
    • Altered the teleport menu so it will close if a button is pressed that isn’t bound to a specific target player

Nintendo Switch Fixes:

  • Fixed a crash when pressing the Available now button for Jungle Awakens with guest controller
  • Fixed news not appearing if not logged into a Microsoft account
  • List of changes:
  • adds new merchants
    • Save captured Merchants you encounter as you play the game and they’ll be so grateful that they’ll set up shop in your camp!
    • The Blacksmith will upgrade items for you
    • The Gift Wrapper will allow you to trade items with other players in multiplayer
  • adds Daily Trials. The Daily Trials will provide fun new challenges every day! Daily Trials make wild changes to the game mechanics which provide difficult, experimental, or fun challenges for you to overcome.

Minecraft Dungeons – Ver. 1.3.2.0

  • Release date: July 1st 2020 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

New Features:

  • Jungle Awakens
    • The first DLC pack, Jungle Awakens, is available for purchase digitally on Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation™ 4
    • A source of unbelievable power has crash-landed among the twisting vines of a distant, dangerous jungle. This mysterious power has spread its influence through vile vines, and now new terrors bloom – such as the Leapleaf and Whisperer
    • Trek through three new missions that will take you to the heart of the jungle where you’ll find new weapons, armor, and artifacts. This journey is meant for the bravest of heroes, for all twisted vines and paths lead to the source of corruption: The Jungle Abomination. This beast must be dealt with to restore balance to the jungle, so strike true and move swiftly
    • This pack is also available for players who have already purchased Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition or the Hero Pass Upgrade. More details on Jungle Awakens can be found at aka.ms/JungleAwakensFAQ
  • Lower Temple
    • All players will be able to unlock this new secret mission and discover new loot!
  • News
    • The latest news for Minecraft Dungeons is now shown in the main menu

Changes:

  • Obsidian Pinnacle
    • Reduced minimum threat level from V to IV to make the boss less difficult to beat (letting more players unlock Adventure mode)
  • Soul Siphon
    • Made each soul collected respect your soul gather bonus
    • Reduced amount of souls per pop a little
    • Reduced chance a little
  • Exploding
    • Increased explosion radius by 50%
  • Fire Aspect
    • +100% damage
  • Poison Cloud
    • +50% damage
  • Thundering
    • +25% damage
  • Pets
    • Half HP
    • 50% damage reduction
    • Increased attack damage 10%
  • Llama
    • Increased attack speed 15%
  • Iron Golem
    • 25% more health
  • Wolf
    • Increased movement speed 15%
  • Life Steal Aura
    • Increased life steal 3% -> 6%
    • Capped the damage on which life-steal is based to the actual health of the target
  • Radiance
    • Reduced radiance melee range to 750 (same as ranged)
    • Fixed issue causing radiance heal amount to scale twice as much as it should (effective reduction at Apocalypse -50%)
    • Increased radiance ranged trigger chance to 20% -> 50%
  • Leeching
    • Increased healing 4/6/8% -> 5/7/9%
  • Shockwave
    • Increased damage 20 -> 35
    • Increased projectile base speed by 13%
    • Fixed missing notify
  • Snowing
    • Reduced stun duration of snowball 3s -> 2s
  • Health/Speed Synergy
    • Synergy now triggers on Lightning Rod and Corrupted Beacon when it is activated
  • Soul Speed
    • Max stack reduced from 100 to 5
    • Increased speed bonus from 1% to 5%
    • Increased duration from 2,3,4, to 3,5,7 seconds
    • Removed soul-amount multiplier for the speed bonus on collected soul (each visual soul == one stack)
  • Anima Conduit
    • Removed soul amount multiplier on soul collection
    • Increased effect from 1/2/3% to 2/4/6% per visual soul collected
    • Now triggers on any kill source
  • Soul Gathering
    • Reduced Soul Gathering on all gear 2->1
    • Soul Gathering is now collected from all gear no matter what kind of kill it is
    • All soul themed enchantments now give +1 Soul Gathering (added bullet point to UI)
    • All soul themed permanent enchantments now increase the item’s natural soul gathering
    • Increased soul bar max souls 50 -> 300
    • Added error feedback to soul bar when you have too little souls
  • Soul Knife
    • Increased damage 40%
  • Soul Scythe
    • Increased range by about 20%
    • Increased damage by 35%
    • Increased splash multiplier 0.4 -> 0.75
  • Soul Bow
    • Increased ammo stack from 40 -> 50
  • Harvester
    • Increased cost 25 -> 40
    • increased cooldown 1s -> 4s
    • Max damage also effectively increased by 60% due to damage being DAMAGE PER SOUL
    • Removed variable soul cost
  • Corrupted Beacon
    • Increased Cost 1 -> 2
    • Added cooldown 2.5s
    • Increased beam radius 150 -> 200 unreal units
    • Increased damage by 100%
    • Fixed bug causing the armor property bonus damage to be applied twice. (E.g. reduced damage bonus from Soul Robe compared to before)
    • Fixed bug in soul cost which was making it not drain correctly
  • Lightning Rod
    • Increased cost 10 -> 15
    • Added cooldown 2s
    • Increased radius 300 -> 350
    • Increased damage 30 damage per soul -> 60 damage per soul
    • Max damage also effectively increased by 50% due to damage being DAMAGE PER SOUL
    • Removed variable soul cost
  • Soul Healer
    • Increased cost 20 -> 50
    • Increased cooldown 1s -> 5s
    • Increased healing allies spark start speed 100% and acceleration 150%
    • Healing per soul 10 -> 4
    • Removed variable soul cost
  • Torment Quiver
    • Increased cooldown 1s -> 6s
    • Increased soul cost 10 -> 30
  • General Soul Gathering Changes
    • Your non-soul item kills still give souls
    • All your pet kills give souls
    • All ally player kills where either the player or the kill is within 1200 range, you get souls too
    • Number now shown in the HUD next to soul bar for changes to souls
    • Soul Gathering bonus from armors reduced 100% -> 50%

Fixes:

  • Crashes / Performance
    • Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay and improved stability across all platforms
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when joining an online game
    • Controls are no longer unresponsive while interacting with a merchant or Camp chest and getting kicked or disconnected from an online session
    • Fixed a crash that occurred while host was fighting the Heart of Ender and other players were below the arena, waiting by the jump pads
    • Potential fix for crash that occurs when there’s no proper audio device connected
    • Fixed a crash that occurred when docking and undocking during a loading screen on Nintendo Switch
    • Fixed a crash that could occur on PC when pressing Enter on the Add Friend screen
    • Fixed an infinite loading screen that could occur after joining another player’s session after reconnecting to Xbox Live while in a suspended state during single player gameplay
    • Fixed an infinite loading screen that could occur when attempting to proceed past the title screen after being forcibly signed out during a loading screen
  • General
    • Fixed some issues with Windows Store players receiving the “Unable to verify game ownership” error (MCD-1230)
    • Added a notification when a player leaves the game during online multiplayer
    • Fixed the game getting stuck in offline game when removing a second player from the main menu
    • Starting an offline game after the host of an online game forcibly disconnects no longer launches into a mission-camp hybrid (MCD-165)
    • Kicked players can no longer rejoin the session without an invitation if they were kicked during the reward screen
    • Players are no longer able to send invitations or join themselves through the Xbox app
  • Gameplay
    • Fixed camera issues that could occur when players simultaneously jumped off a cliff
    • Fixed Evokers spawning too many Vex
    • Fixed dying on some ledges in Obsidian Pinnacle without falling off
    • Fixed some sections of Camp that caused players to get out of bounds (MCD-457)
    • Fixed players getting stuck in a pit on Squid Coast
    • Players can no longer fall off the edge at the start of the secret Rune Room
    • Players can no longer roll onto platforms in Cacti Canyon before they’re raised
    • Arrows no longer auto-target dead mobs until their bodies disintegrate
    • Fixed Redstone Golems not attacking players if attacked from a far distance
    • Fixed an item duplication glitch
    • Fixed the Cores not animating during the Redstone Monstrosity fight during online multiplayer
    • Shooting a Key Golem with Trickbow or Heavy Crossbow no longer causes arrows to loop back and forth around them
  • Audio
    • Fixed Witch potion bottle breaking sounds
    • Fixed Redstone Monstrosity and Arch-Illager sound effects not affected by master volume setting
    • Fixed sound effects for some artifacts not playing when encountering large groups of mobs
  • User Interface
    • The “Start Game” button on the main menu now defaults to the last selected mode
    • Fixed missing characters in Korean localization the enchantment and brightness screens (MCD-1394)
    • ‘Lobby Chest’ is now just called ‘Chest’
    • Burning enchantment now has the proper description, stating that it “damages nearby enemies”
    • Artifacts can no longer hover over weapon and armor slots on the Inventory screen
    • Flaming Quiver/Torment Quiver/Fireworks no longer overlap with arrows on the HUD
    • Fixed overlapping buttons on the main menu in non-widescreen resolutions
    • Fixed corrupted Fireworks Arrow animation
    • Power and level of consumable items no longer on the HUD in online multiplayer
    • Fixed mob health bars get wider as the game progresses
    • The friend list now updates properly after kicking a player
    • Fixed the friend list automatically scrolling when clicking buttons or hovering the “Join” button
    • The host of an online multiplayer game now always appears at the top of the player list
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Mojang Studios

Minecraft Dungeons – Ver. 1.2.0.0

  • Release date: June 17th 2020 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed several crashes that could occur during gameplay  
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when starting a game session 
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using fishing rods 
  • Fixed several crashes related to picking up food items 
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when moving away from enchanted mobs 
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when joining a game
  • Fixed players crashing if the host transitioned to Camp while when players were almost finished loading
  • Fixed infinite loading screen issue when transitioning between levels while players are loading in online co-op  
  • Adjusted the look of the Hero Cape (MCD-1813
  • Added version number to the Settings screen 
  • Fixed spawning and sometimes dying under the world when a mission is completed (MCD-70
  • Fixed a slope in Pumpkin Pastures that could kill players just by walking into it (MCD-62
  • It’s no longer possible to leave Creepy Crypt without picking up the tome (MCD-1356
  • Fixed the settings menu not able to be opened more than once from the main menu  
  • Fixed the Surprise Gift enchantment not dropping any items 
  • Fixed players getting stuck in railing on Highblock Halls when entering from the well during local co-op 
  • Enchanted mob groups now have a chance of dropping rewards when defeated
  • While the left gamepad stick is being tilted, pressing the A button now results in attacking a mob instead of picking up an item 
  • Fixed several issues that occurred while Player 3 was joining a game session in local co-op  
  • Fixed merchants not showing up properly in online co-op
  • Food spawned from enchantments and the tables in Highblock Halls now count towards the “Om Nom Nom” achievement 
  • Fixed “Kill the Zombie” tutorial hint lingering for too long 
  • Fixed several text strings not fitting inside buttons in several languages  
  • Fixed the music for the stats and reward screen not playing after completing a mission 
  • Implemented missing arrow impact sound effects 
  • Fixed items spawned by Food Reserves and Surprise Gifts to not appear for all players in online co-op 
  • Fixed a chance of getting stuck in the air when Ghost Cloak ran out 
  • Fixed players sometimes getting sent back to the main menu when starting or completing mission 
  • Spawn cage audio no longer continues to play after destruction 
  • Fixed chests sometime looping the opening sound effect 
  • Fixed low host FPS disconnecting players during camp/mission transition 
  • Fixed missing textures on the reward screen in several instances
  • Radiance enchantment effects are now visible to all players in online co-op
  • Fixed runes not activating properly for clients in multiplayer sessions 
  • Fixed the game becoming unresponsive when Airplane Mode has been turned on while waiting for the code to link a Microsoft Account  
  • Fixed the quick unequip button being incorrect on single Joy-Con, as well as category shifting buttons being wrong after changing between single and dual Joy-Cons while in the inventory 
  • Fixed incorrect button prompts on the user interface when using a single Joy-Con in local co-op 
  • Fixed the game freezing when pressing the Back button on the code screen while linking a Microsoft Account  
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Mojang Studios

Minecraft Dungeons – Ver. 1.1.2.0

  • Release date: June 9th 2020 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Improved data collection to help identify game crashes
  • The game now has the correct naming across all languages
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Mojang Studios

How to download updates for Minecraft Dungeons for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Minecraft Dungeons, 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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