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Rubber Bandits (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.9.0 – Custom Crimes)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Rubber Bandits on Nintendo Switch (originally released on January 19th 2023 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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Rubber Bandits – Ver. 1.9.0 (Custom Crimes)

  • Release date: April 25th 2024 (North America, Europe, and Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Enjoy ENDLESS MODE in Public Games if you just can’t get enough of Rubber Bandits or want to set a world-record for longest win-streak. CUSTOMIZE the rules to play exactly the way you want to – like the video game version of UNO if you ignore the fact that the video game version of UNO already exists.
  • GAME LENGTH can now be anything from 12, 21, 32 points or ENDLESS.
  • Solve your differences with CUSTOM WEAPONS SETS and spread out in CUSTOM TEAM ALLOCATION.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Flashbulb (Steam)

Rubber Bandits – Ver. 1.8.0 (Quality of Crime Update)

  • Release date: June 15th 2023 (North America, Europe, and Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • A dedicated throw button? You better believe it.
  • Upgraded the shotgun and boxing gloves. As if it didn’t already feel good to use them, now it feels amazing.
  • Even crime lords have emotions. And now you can emote everywhere at any point during the game.
  • The most chaotic game in the world just got slightly more chaotic. Randomize your accessories from the shop and shuffle them at your convenience.
  • Added a game mode tutorial for the crime n00bs
  • Destroy the evidence! Added ability to reset arcade progress from the menu.
Gameplay improvements
  • There is crime and then there’s spawn camping. The crime of crimes. Random spawn points each time should prevent this.
  • Refined auto aim / direction lock for better control over your bandit.
  • You can run but you can’t hide from justice. Added player position indicators for easier tracking of other bandits.
  • You can now get hit in Bomb Panic while blinking.
  • Made it easier for players to be hit while roped.
  • Created better breakable walls with chinks you can pick up and throw for all of you vandals out there.
  • Tuned underdog bonus to be more fair for leading players.
  • Made general improvements to the camera
  • Our forefathers died for our right to vote in a free democracy but if that doesn’t matter to you it is now possible to drop out of a game during voting.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed bandits breaking and flying all over the place (We embrace chaos but not that much)
  • Fixed floaty arms after being knocked out.
  • Fixed strange twitching when idling.
  • Fixed barehanded combat only partially working.
  • And much more
Improved visuals
  • Improved points screen for better understanding of game progress
  • Improved message for when time is up in a round
  • Clearer icons during gameplay (e.g. loot, weapons, cops…)
  • Added disappear effects to everything that gets destroyed
  • Made portraits of bandits show the style they have equipped
  • Plenty more miscellaneous quality of life and visual improvements
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Flashbulb (Steam)

Rubber Bandits – Ver. ???

  • Release date: March 8th 2023 (North America, Europe, and Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following to the game:

  • provides various optimizations
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Flashbulb (Twitter)

How to download updates for Rubber Bandits for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Rubber Bandits, 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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