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Pixel Action Heroes (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.3)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Pixel Action Heroes on Nintendo Switch (originally released on August 3rd 2018 in Europe, North America, and Japan).

How to download Software updates for Pixel Action Heroes on the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Pixel Action Heroes on the Nintendo Switch manually, 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, press either + or – to go to the Options page. The version number is displayed right under the game’s title. You will also find that information on the title screen, at the bottom right corner.

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Pixel Action Heroes – Ver. 1.3

  • Release date: January 7th 2019 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • added new maps
  • added weapon sway
  • improved AI of the Bots
  • fixed water effect
  • fixed sfx
  • fixed leaf blocks
  • fixed Cube Editor – load cube properties
  • fixed controls settings
  • fixed bonus in Soccer Mode
  • fixed damage when falling from height

Player Speed

  • maximum speed when holding the spade in hands
  • faster speed when holding pistols in hands
  • normal speed when holding rifles
  • slower speed when holding Sniper rifles, Minigun, Grenade launcher, M202A1 Flash, and M47 Dragon

Creative Mode

  • fixed pick block in Skin Editor
  • select items with buttons
  • further visibility on the map
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Cypronia (Twitter)

Pixel Action Heroes – Ver. 1.2

  • Release date: October 3rd 2018 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Added “Users Played With” feature
  • Fixed sounds
  • Autojump over fences disabled
  • Optimised water effect

Online multiplayer

  • Private rooms added – choose your opponents
  • Fixed autosort feature in lobby
  • Added autojoin feature (30 seconds)
  • Disabled Online Multiplayer for beginners (Level 0)
  • Added countdown timer
  • Fixed issues in Soccer Mode
  • Fixed issues in Team Deathmatch Mode
  • Added 120 seconds ban for users who quit a game in progress

Creative Mode

  • Added Sniper Spawn block
  • Added Bot Spawn block
  • Added 70+ new blocks
  • Added new button – pick a block from a map
  • Added visual effects like sun and sun shafts

Skin Editor

  • Added body zoom
  • New hair styles
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Cypronia (Twitter)


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