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Roots of Pacha (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.1.0 / Next: Ver. 1.2.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Roots of Pacha on Nintendo Switch (originally released in November 2023 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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Roots of Pacha – Ver. 1.3.0

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
  • 4 romanceable characters
  • 18 non-romanceable characters (you can spot two in the union scenes above)
  • 2 new biomes with 4 subregions each
  • 1 new cave system with iron and other materials
  • Tent sleeping and unlockable homes in other regions
  • 2 new festivals with a ball sport mini-game
  • 4 new animals
  • 6 evolved animals
  • New plant variations
  • New line fishing mini-game
  • An unlockable place to play music in the Islands
  • An unlockable mini-game in the Tundra
  • Hangout spots
  • Many new cutscenes
  • Quests
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Soda Den (Steam)

Roots of Pacha – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
  • Pachans love their children, and so do we. So we wanted to make sure having them felt like a meaningful addition to the experience. As before, you’ll be able to have two children, but once you build a school, you can send your toddler to school, and they’ll grow into a child. That child will have a set of dialogues and schedules to interact with you and the clan. With your gentle guidance, they’ll start to have their own interests in what they want to apprentice.
Kids’ Learning Station
  • The clan’s kids have always helped their parents. But with the addition of school, kids learn about animals and agriculture by helping with an area of the farm. You’ll get help with the farm, and the kids get hands-on experience!
Union locations
  • With so many beautiful places near the land, you’ll be able to select a location that perfectly fits you and your new partner.
Fishing Game UI
  • In the update, each biome will have a unique look to its fishing mini-game.
  • Animals have helped humanity throughout time, and soon, our pets will as well. You’ll be able to assign them to gather things for you. A cave lion might bring back meat, while a bunny might bring back produce.
  • Wolf pups and cave lion cubs have been warming themselves by our hearths for quite some time, and these two will grow into their adult versions if fed the right thing. Otherwise, these cute babies will stay as they are.
Early Watering system
  • Watering crops can be time-consuming, so the clan will have an idea for a more localized version of irrigation earlier in the game. This should help free up players to explore and do more in their Stone Age day.
More Dance Songs
  • You’ve already been able to dance with your Pachan friends, but with the update, you’ll hear a few different songs when you boogie with your buddies.
And more!
  • There’s more we are working on, including QoL updates like saving at any point. It’s a feature that’s been requested a number of times as a way to make the game even more accessible.
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Soda Den (Steam)

Roots of Pacha – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: December 7th 2023 (North America, Europe) / December 8th 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • You can now change your name in-game in the You tab.
  • If in Union with Vallah, Touk, and Zeda thought you had divorced her.
  • Herb and mushroom growers didn’t keep the item when loading a save if they had already produced.
  • Potential soft lock on Carnival and Competition Day if you broke up with Jelrod and Ibon or Jelrod and Mana at the same time.
  • [Switch] Audio issues after a few in-game days when using tools that target multiple tiles.
  • [Switch] Audio issues when going to the bear challenge.
  • [Switch] Names with non-latin characters were getting saved as “???”.
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Soda Den (Kickstarter)

How to download updates for Roots of Pacha for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Roots of Pacha, 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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