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RAILGRADE (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver.

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for RAILGRADE on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 29th 2022 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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  • Release date: December 21st 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Add procedurally generated Sandbox Mode
  • Add Research Tower for generating research
  • Add tech tree in Sandbox Mode
  • Make horizon curved
  • Add support for multiple saves per sandbox region
  • Add free buildings mechanic for use in sandbox starts
  • Make zeppelin export docks rate limited in sandbox mode
  • Make deliveries to research towers not pay for freight
  • Add deep lakes
  • Add option to scale frequency of idle barks
  • Add procgen preview window to sandbox generate mode
  • Add save selection menu for Sandbox saves
  • Add lockout safety option to prevent accidental campaign restarts
  • Add tech tree in sandbox mode
  • Fix water pump upgrade missing from map editor unlocks panel
  • Prevent map editor placements outside map limits
  • Fix Region 22 Branch B showing unused retrograde quest


  • Release date: October 13th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Add new Kettle engine, a heavy power steam train. Unlocked by playing new steam terraforming missions.
  • Add traditional Chinese localization
  • Add improved simplified Chinese localization


  • Add three new steam terraforming story missions as a late-game side-branch!
  • Move appliance factory on map “The Spire” away from voucher exchange to reduce player confusion
  • Expand early game maps to be larger with more player choices


  • Improve clarity of quit related in-game options
  • Make engines list in a stable ordering on train configuration menu


  • Fix bug in flooring sub-seconds finish times losing player’s S Rank 

Crash Fixes

  • Fix random crash from invalid entity limiter


  • Release date: March 29th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Add two new paperclip panic story regions! M24 Bonus B + M24 Bonus B2, a mini quest chain!


  • Train color red is now more red and brighter than Crimson
  • Spending money to pick up or deposit negative value freight now shows a minus sign
  • Make negative costing pops use minus sign and keep style red


  • Fix catalyst display on hover not self updating upon freight deposit
  • Change max city level threshold to 1024 instead of 1028
  • Fix specific curved track station on “Alternating Production”

Crash Fixes

  • Fix crash related to double positioned industry
  • Fix crash on main menu from invalid pointers in idle barks
  • Fix random crash reported on mission end from stale pointer


  • Improve rendering performance on tree heavy maps by about 10%


  • Release date: December 15th 2022 (North America, Europe) / December 16th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Add optional modifiers for NoGhosting, NoTimer, Endless Mode, Millionaire Mode
  • Add new action for toggling all trains branch preference at once
  • Show future quest stages even before availability


  • Add four new optional regions: M3 Bonus, M4 Bonus 2, M6 Bonus, M23 Bonus 4
  • In “Uphill Both Ways”: Rework terrain for more challenging industry connection
  • In “Bottleneck”: Add lake around Zeppelin Dock.
  • In “Runaway Train”: Allow pathviz.  Redesign some routes to improve readability
  • Remove unusable steam vents from several missions


  • Always show cargo names for train cars on selected train
  • Add setting to control UI scale
  • Add setting to disable nighttime


  • Reduce hitbox on ActionBar entities to reduce misclicks
  • Reduce strength of hover outline
  • Hide resource connection lines to covered resource nodes
  • Reduce brightness of resource connection lines when dense
  • Remove flicker of resource connection lines during cursor movement
  • Organize freight cards shown on industry hover by inputs and outputs and show how much storage capacity is used.
  • Add ability to view train engine descriptions and stats in train configure view
  • Reduce possible flicker in loan hint message
  • Brighten Switch icon [SWITCH]
  • Show active modifiers on pause menu
  • Show active modifiers on victory screen
  • Show industry’s catalyst on industry select menu


  • Rename Goods to Appliances to avoid player confusion on M4
  • Fix add hint for Spark engine being in voucher exchange after M16


  • Make victory timer round in favor of the player
  • Reduce chances of accidental loop deletion by limiting salvage tool length
  • Make using Waste as a catalyst free
  • Add gameplay option to disable industry salvage confirmation
  • Double zoomed out movement speed on Switch [SWITCH]
  • Smoother camera movements and rotations
  • Industry salvage refund will take upgrade level into account
  • Import docks now charge the cost of the freight it imports when picked up
  • Add distance limit to Rail Salvage tool and allow drag to switchback at branches  


  • Make Steamer Mode skip only ContentID registered music
  • Make audio volume settings logarithmic
  • Reduce volume of action bar entry shifting sfx
  • Randomize starting music on region load
  • Double precision of audio volume settings


  • Fix hover dot not disappearing in photo mode on switch
  • Fix mouse back action not recognized on credits screen
  • Fix stopped trains not reacting visually to rail modifications underneath
  • Fix cursor UI sometimes rendering behind world UI elements
  • Fix inconsistent track and station salvage values in some situations
  • Fix Bank and Voucher hotkeys sometimes selecting an overhead train
  • Fix trains sometimes not highlighting if traveling by stationary player cursor
  • Fix third rocket launch in M27 Bonus A (Trinity) not triggering population growth
  • Fix money spend popups not appearing on the first build action on a mission
  • Fix occasional audio cutoff on industry upgrade sound when exiting details panel
  • Fix tutorials reappearing on reload of save
  • Fix various typos in English
  • Fix mistranslation in polish where TV Factory was called Pipe Factory
  • Fix camera jitter when orbiting at low angles
  • Fix frame of stretched main menu during rapid scrolling
  • Fix bank deposit audio sometimes not playing
  • Fix D Rank overwriting any higher achieved ranks

Crash Fixes

  • Fix crash when train spawned over specific junction configuration
  • Fix rare crash on map close caused by use-after invalidation
  • Fix crash in track placement under specific track configuration
  • Fix rare crash when entering train configure near an autobranch.

How to download updates for RAILGRADE for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for RAILGRADE, 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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