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RESEARCH and DESTROY (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.2 – Statistically Important Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for RESEARCH and DESTROY on Nintendo Switch (originally released on April 25th 2022 in North America, and April 26th 2022 in Europe and Japan)!

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RESEARCH and DESTROY – Ver. 1.2 (Statistically Important Update)

  • Release date: September 1st 2022 (North America, Europe) / September 2nd 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • “Opt-in” attack cameras
  • Multiplayer is now unlocked from the start
  • Some color-blindness correction options
  • Per-player difficulty level
  • Additional video options
  • Network optimization
  • General bug fixes and optimization

How to download updates for RESEARCH and DESTROY for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for RESEARCH and DESTROY, 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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