Rise: Race the Future (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.7.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Rise: Race the Future on Nintendo Switch (originally released on July 22nd 2019 in Europe and North America, and November 14th 2019 in Japan)

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Rise: Race the Future – Ver. 1.7.0

  • Release date: June 28th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New AI focused on:
    • Overtaking ease,
    • Improved prediction to prevent collision,
    • More realistic braking behaviour,
    • Player car detection problems solved (especially in 2 player mode),
    • Optimizations for 2 player table top mode
  • New control feature to respawn the car after a spin (hold handbrake below 20 km/h to quickly re-position the vehicle)
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: VD-dev PR

Rise: Race the Future – Ver. 1.6.0

  • Release date: January 13th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • 2 player mode
    • Challenge mode: coop gameplay. The objectives are set in common, each player can focus on different objectives and the results are cumulated
    • Championship mode: At any time the second player can join or quit the actual championship swapping with an AI player.
    • The 2 player option is available in 30 FPS and 60 FPS mode.

Rise: Race the Future – Ver. 1.5.0

  • Release date: June 24th 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New Render Engine with physically based rendering (PBR) and new post process
  • 60 FPS mode
  • Improved graphics
  • Advanced CPU optimization
  • New shaders
  • Global Data Compression
  • Main Menu at 60 FPS
  • Improved Italian language

Players can look forward to improved loading times, better real time shadow distance, and more. They will be able to choose live between two different visual quality settings:

  • The 60 FPS mode for the smoothest animationand more responsive gameplay
  • The 30 FPS mode for higher graphical fidelity

Rise: Race the Future – Ver. 1.4.0

  • Release date: November 13th 2019 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • HD rumble with sensitivity settings:
    • Each surface has its own type of vibration. When the boost is used the controller also vibrates differently as well as for each type of situation, for instance when after a jump or if being pushed by another car. You can adjust the intensity differently for Handled mode and TV / Tabletop (Settings menu)
  • Stability settings for each vehicle with a range of 0% to 100%
    • The gameplay of Rise is a mix between pure arcade and real handling behaviour based on an advanced physics engine. To please the casual gamers as well as the racing fans, a fantastic new stability setting has been introduced. Basically the player is able to tweak each car to his taste while still keeping its main characteristics. Do you want a car a bit more powerful but heavier to make it easier and more stable to drive? Then just set the Stability to 100%! All the players who found the gameplay too difficult to apprehend will be totally convinced now.
  • Steering Sensitivity settings for each vehicle with a range of 0% to 100%, very useful for the Joy-Con
    • This is very useful for the joy-con and other different type of controllers. Again the purpose is to give the players more freedom for him to feel comfortable and enjoy the game fully. The car will react slower or faster making it more manageable. You can adjust these settings in the “Car Select” menu or directly in the race (Pause> Car Settings).
  • Improved IA: vehicle avoidance and emergency breaking to limit collisionfrom behind
    • One of the main critics was that cars used to collide with each other too strongly and could jeopardise the player’s race. The new AI deals with vehicle avoidance and emergency braking to limit collision from behind. The AI vehicles break harder and detect earlier to prevent touching the player. No more frustration!
  • Touchscreen interface enabled in Handheld Mode.
    • Just to add practicality to the user experience.

How to download updates for Rise: Race the Future for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Rise: Race the Future, 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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