Moonlighter (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver.

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Moonlighter on Nintendo Switch (originally released on November 5th 2018 in North America, and November 9th 2018 in Europe).

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Moonlighter – Ver.

  • Release date: February 2nd 2021 (North America, Europe) / February 3rd 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed infinite loading after reaching the end of calendar
  • Fixed several random infinite loadings that may have occured throughout the game
  • Fixed the issue where all already sold items from previous dungeons were set to High priority upon game restart
  • Fixes the issue where amulets may not have spawned consistently in pink chests
  • A lot of minor bug fixes to improve the stability and overall experience

Moonlighter – Ver.

  • Release date: May 29th 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. Adds the BetweenDimensions DLC.

  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: game

Moonlighter – Ver.

  • Release date: March 21st 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings a fix for the following issues:

  • There was an Infinite Loading Issue related to Pirate Weapons in New Game+. Now it’s fixed!
  • We had a major game blocker in the Desert Dungeon – but we’ve managed to get rid of it – so you can now explore this dungeon with no fear!
  • And there was another Infinite Loading Issue – this time in the Fifth Dungeon. We fixed that, too.

Moonlighter – Ver.

  • Release date: February 25th 2020 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

New Content

  • A new thief trying to steal your money from the cash register!
  • A new client – the indecisive customer – better hurry and attend them!
  • A bothersome bird terrorizing your customers – so little, yet so dangerous!
  • 4 new Baby Slime companions – too cute to be true!
  • And on top of that, the basic Rings and Amulets (not the ones from the DLC, tho!) are now available during your first playthrough (if you didn’t know: before they were available only in New Game+ Mode).

General Fixes

  • Crash on startup
  • Crash on opening chests in dungeons
  • Fixed issue with overwriting items in chests
  • All Familiar eggs should now drop in new game+
  • Fixed issue where mimic chest could not be interacted with
  • Fixed infinite loading after using Banker
  • Fixed infinite loading after reaching the end of the calendar year
  • Sorting should now also stack items
  • Sorting option should now affect all pages in multi-paged chest
  • Crafting high-end weapons at Blacksmith should now consume the correct amount of resources
  • Fixed issue where Le Retailer NPC could have items in stock that should not be present there
  • Potions at Witch NPC should now display correct prices
  • Fixed issue with Will’s fists damage
  • Exclamation mark over Witch in new game+ should now properly update
  • Minor language corrections

Dungeon Fixes

  • Hermit Slime (big fist) should now spawn properly
  • Fixed Infinite loading on using Merchant Emblem portal
  • Eggs should now always be properly transferred upon returning from the dungeon
  • Fixed Tesla Miniboss icon in dungeon summary screen
  • Fixed death animation of some enemies

Shop Fixes

  • Fixed issue where items would disappear upon restocking a stack of items at the sale box
  • Fixed display of income in sale box in new game+

Moonlighter – Ver. (Friends and Foes Update)

  • Release date: February 13th 2019 (Europe, North America)
  • Patch notes:

We have developed 9 new familiars. To get them, you need to kill a particular enemy type 10 times. Then, a special Egg will appear! After 3 days, the egg will hatch inside your farm – and your new friend is going to be ready for action! Each familiar has different mechanics. They can damage enemies, restore your life, get items for you, act as an additional chest and more

We have added 8 minibosses! They will appear as guardians of the dungeons, securing gateways leading to deeper rooms. They will emerge at the end of the first and second floor in each dungeon.

Zenon’s Campfire
From now on, when you visit the dungeons at night, Zenon will be there, sitting by his campfire, ready to tell you some stories of old, about Rynoka and Moonlighter’s world. Those tales will be unlocked with the game’s progression.

Tomo Stories
We’ve modified and added more lines for Tomo. They should explain her relationship with Will better, shedding some light on their mutual past.

Banker Information
We have introduced a lot of special warnings and UI changes to avoid the Banker “stealing” your money. A lot of you forgot to revisit that mustachioed capitalist and were losing the investment.

Sorting Items
We’ve added a sorting method inside the inventory.

Get the Broom!
We’ve added the possibility to get the Broom™ from Le Retailer (if you’ve managed to lose it somehow!). The Broom™ is important for getting some achievements – so we hope you’re gonna like that little feature!

Prices Update
We’ve added a new system in the Shop to better inform whenever Item’s price gets updated.

General Fixes:

  • Improved item “picking-up” mechanic. Items should no longer “fly away” from Will
  • Damage absorption buff (orange health bar) gained from sleeping in the upgraded bed was increased in the New game+
  • Fixed issue where some weapons could not be enchanted beyond the first upgrade
  • Supporter Bow no longer can be enchanted over and over
  • Fixed issue where Wishlist could display wrong information about ingredients when an item was added to it at the Witch
  • Fixed issue with ingredients for weapon enchanting
  • Fixed minor issue with Hawker item prices
  • Fixed minor UI issues at the Witch and Wishlist
  • Fixed minor localization issues

Dungeon Fixes:

  • Desert dungeon pillars should no longer lock the player in the dungeon room
  • Hermit Slime no longer can mix up corrupted dungeon items in the character’s inventory
  • An issue where Bard Puppet could become invincible (flying golem from the Desert Dungeon) is now finally fixed
  • Character no longer gets stuck when opening a chest when the Wanderer (green monster) is about to destroy it
  • Golem Dungeon Boss’ hand slam attack should now follow the character properly
  • Fixed issue where 5th Dungeon Boss did not receive damage from arrows during one animation
  • Fixed Forest Dungeon Boss’ leap attack damage

Shop Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where Will could get stuck in the shop not able to open counters, sleep or exit through the door

How to download updates for Moonlighter for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Moonlighter, 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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