Paladins (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 2.02 – Hotfix 1)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Paladins on Nintendo Switch (originally released on June 12th 2018 in Europe, North America, and Japan)

How to download updates for Paladins for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Paladins on Nintendo Switch, 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’s icon in the Home Menu and press – or + to get to the options screen. The version number is displayed below the title.

Click here for more Software updates!

Paladins – Ver. 2.02 – Hotfix 1

  • Release date: February 14th 2019 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue where the “Play 5 Games in the End Times event” quest was not incrementing progress.
  • Fixed an issue where Xbox users were not receiving their Champions or Founder’s Pack on merged accounts.

Paladins – Ver. 2.02

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

Click here!

Paladins – Ver. 2.01

  • Release date: December 21st 2018 (Europe, North America) / December 22nd 2018 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Click here!

  • List of changes:
  • adds Imani: The Last Warder

Paladins – Ver. 1.9

  • Release date: December 19th 2018 (Europe, North America) / December 20th 2018 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Patch notes can be found on this page!

Paladins – Ver. 1.8 – Hotfix #1

  • Release date: November 28th 2018 (Europe, North America) / November 29th 2018 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue where Terminus’ Ultimate would be disabled if the player died while jumping

Paladins – Ver. 1.8

  • Release date: November 15th 2018 (North America) / November 16th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Battle Pass 3 – Remix

Instant Unlocks (Exclusive to Battle Pass Purchasers)

  • Remix Strix – New Legendary Skin!
    • Features unique VFX and Music
  • Exclusive “Beat Mania” EDM Music Pack
  • Exclusive “Equalizer” Animated Loading Frame
  • 50% Boost for the duration of Battle Pass on Battle Pass Experience, Account Experience, Champion Experience, and Gold Earned

Epic Tiered Rewards (Exclusive to Battle Pass Purchasers)

Level 10

  • Remix Seris – New Legendary Skin!
    • Features unique VFX and Music

Level 20

  • Light Show, 3D Spray

Level 30

  • Remix Pepper – New Legendary Skin!
    • Features unique VFX and Music

Level 40

  • Chomp Chomp, Death Stamp

Level 50

  • Remix Jenos – New Legendary Skin!
    • Unique VFX and Music

Other Battle Pass Exclusive Unlocks

Team Skin Boosters – New!

  • Unlock all non-limited skins for you and your team!

Static Sprays
Animated Spray
Community Avatars by MECHii and Rubiini
Roaming Dance Emotes

  • Seris
    • Drop the Beat
  • Pip
    • Pepper Step
  • Dredge
    • Jolly Jig

MVP Poses

  • Legendary MVP
    • Khan, Sentinel
    • Strix, Recline
  • Rare MVP
    • Moji, Good Boys

EDM Role Chests

  • The Role Chests make their return featuring Voice Packs, recolors, and a Legendary Dance emote for all roles.


  • Complete Battle Pass Challenges for experience to help speed your way through the rewards track. Completing all 5 Tiers of Battle Pass Challenges unlocks the limited title “The DJ”.

New Team Deathmatch Map: Dragon Arena

Dragon Arena, inspired by the Dragon’s Call event, is our newest Team Deathmatch Map. Explore a Warder training ground where the ancient dragon masters once honed their skills.

  • Powerup
    • Located in the center building
    • Provides 100% Ultimate Charge to the Champion who picks it up
    • Respawns every 60 seconds

Obsidian Pack

Ride into battle atop a gleaming Obsidian Warhorse and speed up your Battle Pass progress with the new Obsidian Pack!

Price: $14.99

  • Obsidian Warhorse – New!
  • 200 Crystals
  • 3,000,000 Battle Pass Experience


  • Gyro Control Functionality
    • Allows the player to move their camera by physically moving the game controller
    • The sensitivity of Gyro Controls allows players to easily fine-tune their aim
    • Players trying Gyro Controls for the first time should be patient and play many matches to develop their reflexes and aiming capability
    • Experienced users may adjust their X and Y axis Gyro sensitivity


Dark Tides Event Ending

The Dark Tides event will come to a close with the release of 1.8. Players who have not spent their Vault Key will have it converted into Iron Madam Inara.

VFX/Music Skin Tech

The VFX and Music technology used for Raeve Maeve has undergone several improvements to VFX visual fidelity and consistency of audio feedback.

Equipping the EDM Weapons from Jenos, Strix, and Maeve will modulate the brightness of non-EDM skin effects to the beat of the Weapon music.


Want to buy your friend an Epic skin or thank the player who carried your last Ranked match? 1.8 introduces the ability to purchase gifts for your friends! The Gift menu can be accessed from the Paladins main menu and will allow you to purchase one of three gifts for players on your friend list.

  • Large Gift: 300 Crystals
    • Contains Epic and Legendary skins along with two Rare Mounts
  • Medium Gift: 75 Crystals
    • Contains Rare and Epic Skins, emotes, weapons, and sprays
  • Small Gift: 50 Crystals
    • Contains Rare and Epic Emotes, titles, and MVP Poses

You can send gifts with your name attached or anonymously. You can also include the following messages with your gift:

  • Thank You!
  • You are Awesome!
  • Let’s Play Again!
  • Happy Holidays
  • Happy Birthday
  • This one’s on me
  • GG

New Chest Screen

Our chest opening scene has been completely re-hauled. The new scene includes a brand new chest opening animation and a full 3D Champion model of the opened skin, emote, or MVP pose.

Test Maps

Three Tests Maps are back for a limited time during 1.8. Players can access the Test Map queue in their Quick Play settings.

  • Rush (Siege)
  • Hangar 18 (Siege)
  • Arid (Siege)

New Splash Art

  • Barik: Team Fortress 2
  • Bomb King: Default, Monarch
  • Buck: Buck Wild
  • Fernando: Default, Daring
  • Maeve: Alley Cat


Skye Visual Rework

Skye has undergone a visual rework. Now The Twilight Assassin looks more like she belongs in our fantasy Realm — the sort of Champion who might have once worked for The Thousand Hands.

The old default Skye is now named Twilight and will be purchasable for 1 Gold during 1.8.

  • Default – New!
  • Guild Skye – New!

Festive Chest

  • Cost: 125 Crystals

The Festive Chest is making a return to the Realm! Celebrate the winter holidays in some holly jolly skins, now including the all new Cuddly Moji skin inspired by TheGrowingSeed’s fantastic Sock Puppet Moji art.

A portion of the sales from each Festive Chest roll will benefit Child’s Play, a charity that seeks to improve the lives of children in pediatric hospitals and other child welfare facilities by providing games, toys, and books.


  • Epic Skins
    • Cuddly Moji – New!
    • Merrymaker Evie
    • A-bomb-inable Bomb King
  • Weapon Skins
    • Mal’Damba, Spitzen
    • Jenos, Polaris
    • Makoa, Snow Cannon
    • Barik, Festive Blunderbuss
    • Pip, Festive Launcher
    • Sha Lin, Jolly Longbow
  • Mounts
    • Snowflake
  • Legendary Emotes
    • Evie, Double Axel
  • Voice Packs
    • Moji
    • Evie
    • Bomb King

Convention Skin

  • Coldsnap Furia – New!
    • Link your Mixer account and watch HRX live broadcasts to unlock Coldsnap Furia, FREE! Stay tuned for more details over the next couple of weeks.

Mastery Skins

Golden Ash – New!

  • Unlocked by reaching Mastery Level 50 on Ash

Golden Grover – New!

  • Unlocked by reaching Mastery Level 50 on Grover
  • Golden Skye – New!
    • Unlocked by reaching Mastery Level 50 on Skye

Esports Chest

The follow skins have been added to the Esports Chest, obtained from watching select eSports broadcasts on

  • Blood Moon Cassie
  • Quicksilver Ying



  • Talents
    • Heads Will Roll
      • Removed Headshot Damage Increase
      • Increased Ammo Bonus 2 ➡️ 3


  • Abilities
    • Fire Spit
      • Reduced Damage 1000 ➡️ 900
    • Salvo
      • Reduced Explosion Radius


  • Talents
    • Shrapnel
      • Removed Damage Increase


  • Talents
    • Solar Blessing
      • Added unique sound on Pyre Strike for allies when Solar Blessing is equipped.


  • Magnums
    • Reduced Damage 350 ➡️ 320
    • Increased Ammo Capacity 10 ➡️ 12
    • Increased range at which damage falloff begins
    • Reduced severity of damage falloff
  • Abilities
    • In Pursuit
      • Reduced Damage 1050 ➡️ 960


  • Talents
    • Nightshade
      • Reduced Damage Bonus 800 ➡️ 500
  • Abilities
    • Dead Zone
      • Reduced anti-healing duration after exiting deadzone 2s ➡️ 1s


  • Talents
    • Eagle Eye
      • Reduced Headshot damage increase 50% ➡️ 25%

Bug Fixes


  • Ash
    • Fixed an issue with Assert Dominance that led to a jittery jump experience
  • Terminus
    • Fixed an issue that led to a jittery Shatterfall experience
    • Fixed an issue where the “Playing God” card did not function
    • Fixed an issue where the “Strength of Stone” card did not function
  • Buck
    • Fixed an issue that led to a jittery Heroic Leap experience
  • Fernando
    • Fixed an issue where you could not headshot Fernando from certain angles
  • Grover
    • Efflorescence now properly doubles the passive healing from Blossom on Grover without the need to die first
  • Kinessa
    • Fixed an issue where the “Quick Scope” card was granting less of a benefit than intended
  • Lian
    • Fixed an issue where Presence was not counting as a weapon attack
  • Mal Damba
    • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect icon to display for Snake Toss in the death recap screen


  • Fixed a systemic issue where sounds would stop playing after the first time


  • Bots are now properly awarded credit for assists


  • Fixed a collision issue with a rock formation that allowed players to clip into the map on Jaguar Falls
  • Fixed a collision issue in the spawn rooms that caused players to get stuck in Maurader’s Port
  • Fixed a collision issue within the maps combat space that caused Talus to get stuck while using his Ultimate in Maurader’s Port

Match Queues

  • First Win of the Day rewards enabled on Training maps


  • Portraits of champions in rotation are now colored in even if they aren’t owned
  • Champions in rotation are displayed as such even if they are owned
  • Healing values for scoreboard and MVP awards in the end of match lobby now show the same number
  • Talents now have a hover-over description on the Scoreboard
  • Players can set actions like “Reload” to the mouse wheel and it will correctly function in game now
  • While in the item store, you can now press tab to view other player’s loadouts
  • FWOTD indicator visible from the start now
  • Starting a shooting range match no longer causes Viktor to be displayed on the UI
  • The “Return to Lobby” button now appears in all training and custom matches
  • Players can now unmute teammates in match with the mute button



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