Neon Abyss (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.4)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Neon Abyss on Nintendo Switch (originally released on July 14th 2020 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Neon Abyss – Ver. 1.4

  • Release date: June 16th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
The Advent of Titans
  • Added The Titan: Prometheus. As the ruler of the new era, the Titan Group finally shows up!
  • Added 2 new special Managers: Cursed Athena and Ares. You can check their specific information at the bar.
  • Added a new normal Boss: God of Makeup.
  • Added 2 new special levels: You need to get a special ticket to enter this level.
Call of Hades
  • New Storyline and Area: After defeating Zeus or one of the superior Managers, you will then unlock the new storyline and Hades’ office will then become accessible.
  • New Room: In the bar you’ll be able to locate the new ‘Game Dev’ room! Here you’ll be able to talk to the game dev to see your unlocked cheats! After completing Hade’s quest, the Library and 404 room will become available to visit along with the vending machine!
  • New Pet Merge: When you acquire Peter, Dr. Manhattan, and Agent Grey all at the same time, they will then merge into a new powerful pet.
  • Difficulty Adjustment: You can now adjust the difficulty of the challenge rooms in the earlier levels
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17 (Steam) / Team17 (Steam)

Neon Abyss – Ver. 1.25

  • Release date: coming soon!
  • Patch notes:
Major Changes
  • The Lab(Basement level 2) is now open, you can now customize the monster encounters!
  • Added 3 Sets of items, obtain enough items in a Set to activate Set powers!
  • Added new jump related items, you could win fights without ever firing a shot!
  • Tweaked explosion related items, synergies between the explosion items are now enhanced.
  • Added 6 new soundtrack in the game, let’s rock!
New nodes in unlock tree
  • WARRIOR STATUE – GUARDIAN: You will get a random blessing if you die 3 runs in a row.
  • Reroll Cube: There’s a chance that a carryable cube will appear in the shop, which has many magical effects! Lift and throw it!
  • Golden Secret: There’s a chance that you may find golden creatures in battle rooms.
  • New Pain room: it will drop an item if you get hurt on the 6th time in this room.
  • Added Random Character choice with a random item.
Other changes:
  • Abyssal difficulty can be accessed any time once unlocked.
  • Added a series of puzzle-solving rooms (you will be rewarded if you solve them.)
  • Remake Ming’s skill: he can now preview the result of the next egg hatch.
  • Pets will now get stronger the more pets you have.
  • Added a new big worm monster.
  • Added a Special Chest Shop.
  • Added more battle rooms.
  • Added item effect activation indicators.
  • Added a new type of Challenge room, it will reward you even if you get hit.
  • Update to monster bullet appearance.
  • Reduced glare issue when bullets or lasers fills the screen.
  • Added item effect indicator.
  • Tweaks to Shooting game room, it now drops items other than weapons.
  • Tweaks to Brick game room, drops more varied items.
  • Added a new piano song.
  • Fire Cracker item now only works in combat.
  • Thunder and Summer buffed, radius increases with jump times.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17 (Steam)

Neon Abyss – Ver. 1.2

  • Release date: November 26th 2020 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Major Changes
  • AUTO-SAVE for every level, you can now continue your runs from the level you left off
  • Item Gallery: In the basement of the bar, you can browse all items that you encountered, you can trial them or ban them. (Peter and Jack are back… unless you want to get rid of them)
  • Item Bans: You can now ban items/pets/weapons in the gallery (Achievement will not be available after a certain number of bans)
  • New Boss: God of Gambling – watch out they know how to count cards!
  • New Challenge room: Put your skill to the test! You will get the reward based on how you perform, try not to get hit
  • New batch of pets
  • Enemy bullets will now be displayed in front of player bullets
  • Revamped unlock progress tree for more flexibility in picking the path of your progress and it’s cheaper to progress too!
  • Extra gem drop for fixed bosses, each time you beat the last boss, you will be awarded extra gems based on your difficulty levels.
  • You can now reset your unlocks tree (for the cost of 20 Gems)
  • Boss defeated badge for every character (different difficulty will result in a different boss badge)
  • Tweaked damage model, balanced weapon damages
  • Separate button added for the character’s passive ability instead of the interact key
  • Grenade projectile path preview for easy and normal (not available in hard mode)
  • Add monster spawn and teleportation indicators
  • You will now unlock more monsters by defeating managers, (previously, you have to unlock them on the unlock tree)
  • Pets now no longer shoot on their own, they will only shoot if you shoot
  • Improved boss portraits (they’re prettier now)
Other changes
  • General performance improvements
  • Max Hearts and shield containers now reduced from 10 to 8
  • Removed the Hit-recover time for the player
  • Increase the duration of the item banner display
  • Broken slot machine door can now be blown open by explosives
  • Add the egg counter
  • Add level numbers
  • Added more types of pickups (money bag, double keys and double bombs)
  • Tweaked level setup, the musical monster will not appear on early levels
  • Tweaked biter monsters’ behaviors
  • The first level shop will now be on sale, also shop now displays item names
  • Zen room: Tweaked difficulty, it now costs hearts to play
  • Added more songs for piano
  • Fixed cursor lock for fullscreen
  • The inventory screen can now show more than three rows of items
  • Added aiming reticle for controllers
  • Optimized flying control
  • Mines do not explode on contact
  • Moldy hearts now has a chance to increase your heart containers
  • R-6 picking up items that increase heart containers can increase shields
  • Coin Bomb change: You get triple the coins, but coins will explode after 3 seconds if you haven’t picked it up
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the issue where player/monsters may glitch out of the room
  • Fixed Saya revive bug with melee mode
  • Fixed roulette machine
  • Fixed for upgrade tree can not interactable bug
  • Fixed issue where stacked explosions might propel player/monster/boss out of the room on performance hitch
  • Fixed tracking weapons not able to lock-on to Athena and Zeus
  • Fixed Saya’s animation being stuck when in the air
  • Fixed being unable to show map and teleport bug with Heart of Fire
  • Fullscreen mode now locks cursor.
  • Fixed the issue where player/monsters may glitch out of the room
  • Fixed Big Daddy that sometimes does not prevent explosion damage.
  • Fixed Blink which should not be able to get past special doors.
  • Fixed the wrong amount of Gems dropped by the final boss of each run.
  • Fixed Egg count related items that count the eggs wrong.
  • List of changes:

This update adds the following:

  • Auto-Save: the game will save automatically on entering each level.
  • Item Bans: ban pets, items, or weapons from appearing in your dungeon runs!
  • Item Gallery: browse, trial, and even ban items you’ve encountered so far in the bar’s basement.
  • New Unlock Tree: reworked for more flexibility in the paths you choose and unlocks are cheaper too!
  • New pets
  • New challenge room system
  • New boss badges per character
  • New Boss: God of Gambling
  • Now boss portraits
  • Performance improvement
  • Weapons balanced
  • Enemy bullets appear in front of yours
  • Monster spawn and teleport indicators
  • Drop rate balanced
  • Bug fixes
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17 (Steam)

Neon Abyss – Ver. ???

  • Release date: September 23rd 2020 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed issue where remapped controls aren’t saved between sessions
  • Fixed issue where character dissapears
  • Fixed several community reported crashes
  • Fixed issues where seeds weren’t saving
  • Fixed some performance issues on bosses (performance will continue to be worked on in further patches)
  • Fixed issue where remapped controls weren’t saving between sessions
  • Black screen after teleporting bug fix.
  • No item in item room fix.
  • Removed Vibrant Ball, Peter and Jack. (As we rework the pet system & pets)
  • Fix for credits not scrolling.
  • Saya animation bug fix.
  • Fix for game being rate limited.
  • Credits updated.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17

Neon Abyss – Ver. ???

  • Release date: July 14th 2020 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • List of changes:

Fixes an issue causing a black screen.

  • Additional notes: this is the Day One update for the game. It’s recommended to download it before you start playing!
  • Source: Team17 (Twitter)

How to download updates for Neon Abyss for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Neon Abyss, 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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