Rune Factory 5 (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.0.11)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Rune Factory 5 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on May 20th 2021 in Japan, and 2021 in Europe and North America)!

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Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.0.11

  • Release date: September 24th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue causing Lvl 200 monsters linked to the SEED Circle to freeze when gaining experience.
  • Fixed an issue causing Doug to become unresponsive if you talked to him on the 24th day of a winter month.
  • Improves performance during festivals.
  • Fixed a bug where after restoring a field using daed grass or corn, the effects would be reset if the field was saved then loaded during the same day.
  • Fixed an issue causing Livia, Terry, Ryker to be placed at the wrong spot.
  • Various other bugs have been fixed.

Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.0.10

  • Release date: September 1st 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a bug causing farm dragons to become uncontrollable when fed fire or earth crystals;
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from harvesting crops if they asked a monster to help them in the fields, saved and loaded the save data, and then never paid the farm dragon a visit;
  • Fixed a bug where, If you use nutrients to increase the fertility or disaster resistance of the soil before feeding a farm dragon some crystals, the values may decrease;
  • Fixed a bug preventing you from harvesting grass even once it had reached full maturity;
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from leaving the Rigbarth station when playing as the male protagonist and watching the female protagonist’s wedding scene on the projector;
  • Fixed a bug where conversations with certain characters on the eve of the Spring Vegetable Contest would cause players to lose progress;
  • Fixed a bug where the player would be unable to talk to Livia and proceed any further if they did not win the Fishing Tournament;
  • Fixed a bug where, if you give chocolate cookies to a character on Valentine’s Day, you would be unable to proceed any further if you got a “By the way…” conversation;
  • Fixed a bug causing Meteor Day to be cancelled if there was a typhoon on the same day, resulting in a long period without any Meteor Days;
  • If a character in a restaurant or inn is set as your partner in the “Lost and Found” sub-event, said character may become invisible once the sub-event is over;
  • All rune abilities and magic now appear in the Crystal Shop Flash;
  • Fixed a bug preventing the player from sorting items in refrigerators or backpacks in certain circumstances;
  • Further stabilised performances;
  • Fixed various text-related issues;
  • Various other bugs have been fixed.

Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.0.9

  • Release date: August 17th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from accumulating more than 10 different rewards from the treasure chest of the message board, causing subsequent rewards not be received properly;
  • Fixed an issue occuring when examining the sign at the entrance of a dungeon, causing an unsolicited conversation with a NPC to occur and preventing players from progressing;
  • Fixed a bug causing the bosses of the 17th and 20th floors of the Rigbarth Labyrinth not to respawn;
  • Fixed a bug preventing Beatrice, Martin, and Murakumo from using their special moves when partnered in battle;
  • Fixed a bug causing Lucas to disappear from Rigbarth or behave incorrectly after completing his romance event, The Miracle of Sharing (奇跡のおすそ分け);
  • Fixed a bug causing regular conversations not to take place after affinity level has reached 1000;
  • Fixed an issue where an unsolicited conversation with Priscilla would occur after giving a cookie to a marriage candidate on Valentine’s Day;
  • Fixed a bug occuring when crafting multiple items at once, where only the level of the material you selected first was transferred to the item you crafted;
  • Fixed an issue causing the sorting display not to change accordingly when you change the storage location of materials (from the storage box to the item crafting screen and vice-versa);
  • Fixed various text-related issues;
  • Various other bugs have been fixed.

Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.0.8

  • Release date: August 17th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a bug causing the date conversation to continue and regular conversation not to occur if you go on a date on the eve of White Day or Valentine’s Day;
  • Made it so that you cannot cancel a festival between 5PM on the day of the festival and 6AM on the following day;
  • Fixed a bug preventing the contents of a romance event from being changed on the character’s notes page if said character rejects or skips the confession event;
  • Fixed a bug causing players not to get the reward when they report a request on the detective agency’s request board;
  • Fixed a bug causing ther ending video not to be added to the projector once the main story has been completed;
  • Fixed a bug causing resistances not to increase even if the related resistance skills were upgraded;
  • Fixed a bug preventing the number of logs obtained to increase when using a high-quality axe;
  • Fixed a bug causing players to lose progress when planting meteor seeds or fruit tree seeds after harvesting giant crop;
  • Fixed a bug causing monster rooms not to be swapped correctly, allowing players to house more monsters than the monster hut can house
  • The following changes have been made to the monsters affinity page in the camp menu:
    • An icon now shows which monster hut a given monster is housed at;
    • Monsters huts that are over capacity, as well as the name of the surplus monsters will be displayed in red. When a monster hut is over capacity, the surplus monsters will not be displayed;
    • You can now send unwanted monsters back to the Forest of Beginnins right from the monsters affinity page in the camp menu.
  • Fixed an issue causing items received when riding a monster to be lost;
  • Fixed an issue causing enemies to disappear, leaving only a wall, after leaving the gate in Basara’s Lair (1F) and Gadius Plains Cave, making it impossible to leave the area;
  • Various other bugs have been fixed.

Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.0.7

  • Release date: June 29th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a game breaking bug that occurs after a dark screen is triggered when the game tries to save during one of Ryker’s romance event;
  • Fixed a bug causing the main character to keep falling when moving around using warps and other means after selecting certain options during conversations on the day before a festival;
  • Fixed a bug causing all dates with Martin to take place at the same place;
  • Fixed a bug causing the memo not be updated when a sub-scenario related to your child takes places;
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to take part in the same festival several times;
  • Fixed a bug that occured when two separate quests were completed at the same time;
  • Fixed a bug causing some conversations related to the main story to repeat after loading your save data;
  • Fixed a bug causing BGM not to play properly if you save and loaded your save data between the moment you started the game and fell asleep in bed;
  • Fixed a bug causing monsters to disappear after connecting a monster box. They will keep using a connect slot unless you reload your save data;
  • Fixed a bug causing characters to behave erratically after opening L Pocket while performing an attack or another action;
  • Fixed a bug causing items thrown by NPC to slip past your character while riding a monster;
  • Adjusted the magic attack of the wanted monster Ignis;
  • Adjusts the stats of the Cloak of Wind and the Eleven Cloak
  • Adjusted the stats of the Platinum Shield Kai so as to offer Faint resistance and Critical resistance;
  • Fixed a bug causing the skill level cap to be bypassed;
  • Fixed a bug causing players to lose materials and crafted items when combining multiple items;
  • Golden salmon can now be used in cooking as higher level ingredient than salmon;
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from adding items to the shop after trying to add more than the number allowed, and even if they lowered the number of items to be added afterwards;
  • Fixed a bug causing the same sound to play continuously while using a brush or hammer in succession;
  • Made fixes to improve stability;
  • Fixed various text-related issues;
  • Various other bugs have been fixed.

Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.0.6

  • Release date: June 29th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • You’re now guaranteed to get a gold turnip seed when you accept the following quest: “カブヘブンを出荷しよう”
  • If you go to bed on the eve of a festival after accepting a personal request from Simone, time will pass until the day after the festival
  • Under certain conditions, time will now pass until the day after the festival if you go to bed on the eve of said festival
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from re-submitting a request for a wanted member of the Perfect Team
  • Fixed a bug that occurs when the game tries to load the map while players are riding a large monster and are accompanied by two befriended monsters, which was causing the game to crash
  • Fixed a bug preventing Killer Gryphons from reappearing on subsequent Meteor Shower days after previously defeating them on such a day
  • Fixed a bug causing the “Unlock Gifted Hat” feature to stop working if the date is changed
  • Conversations with the inhabitants have been updated to make it easier for your relationship with them to change
  • Fixed a bug preventing Doug and Margaret from Rune Factory 4 Special to appear when save data from that game was linked with Rune Factory 5
  • Fixed a bug causing Lucy not to show up on rainy or snowy days if she’s working at the grocery shop after getting married
  • Fixed a bug occuring on the status display of new characters after an event
  • Fixed a bug impacting the way your affinity level with the inhabitants increased
  • Fixed an issue impacting the number of items available for purchase at the florist and the crystal shop
  • Fixed the display of crop information for seeds
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from crafting yarn balls for the decoration table
  • Fixed a bug causing a Kirame tree to revert to a seed after growing
  • When a monster harvests grass while giving you hand with farming, the grass will now be placed in the grass bin instead of the shipping box
  • Various other bugs have been fixed

Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.0.5

  • Release date: June 16th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a bug causing the game to get stuck on the loading screen after selecting “Continue” on the title screen after downloading Ver. 1.0.4.

Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.0.4

  • Release date: June 14th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixes a bug causing the game to get stuck on loading when the players moved outdoors after accepting a request for a Wanted Monster that appears in Lake Yumina with the Perfect Team
  • Fixed a bug causing the game to get stuck on a white screen at launch
  • Fixed a bug causing the game to use more memory than necessary when saving and loading
  • Fixed a bug occuring on the item crafting screen where button controls and touch controls would overlap
  • Fixed bug causing the gold turnip seeds not to be given in one of the Quests
  • Fixed the number of Seed Points awarded for wearing the Patrol Mark
  • An option to activate Dynamic Resolution has been added to the Camp Menu options. If you activate it, the game will prioritise performance over image quality
  • When leaving the rig berth station, the fields located next to buildings are now hidden so as to reduce loading times
  • Fixed a bug causing monsters to cut down glittering trees when helping out at the farm
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from ploughing certain patches of soil at the Farm Dragon’s field
  • Fixed a bug occassionally preventing personal requests from town residents from being generated
  • Various other bugs have been fixed
  • Known issues:
  • if you have a certain type of crops in your field (Meteor Crops), you will be able unable to get past the loading screen if you select Continue on the title screen. The developers are currently working on a fix, but in the mean time, there’s a workaround you can use to keep playing. Simply launch the game, choose to start a new game, and then keep playing until you reach the point where the Camp Menu is unlocked. You can then select to load your original save data file (and then make sure to remove any Meteor Crop in your field while waiting for the next update). However, you need to be careful: if you go all the way to Day 3, the auto save data will be replaced.

Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: June 4th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Adjusted the schedule so that Murakumo stays at the inn longer;
  • Fixed an issue causing the bakery not to be displayed correctly if it’s selected as Lucy’s part-time job;
  • Adjusted the hit-stop effect when using two-handed swords;
  • Made it so that the amount of corn, grass, etc. used when ploughing the soil influences how fast it regenerates;
  • Fixed a bug where picking up an item just before hitting a branch or a stone using farming tools would cause it not to be picked up correctly;
  • Fixed a bug causing seeds purchased from the general store not to increase in level;
  • Fixed a bug causing items placed in the shipping box not to be shipped at 8AM;
  • Fixed a bug causing Seed points to be lost when shipment has a high value;
  • Fixed a bug sometimes preventing players from exiting the forging and cooking screens;
  • Fixed a bug causing the bonus value of befriended monsters from applying temporarily after saving and loading;
  • Fixed a bug causing the game to crash if players hold down the A button when releasing a befriended monster;
  • Fixed the sound effects for conversations.

Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: May 28th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from going outside when certain events, such as Ludmilla’s first appearance, occured on the 30th day of a given month;
  • Added a bonus effect when giving their favourite food or a high level item to a monster you’ve befriended;
  • Fixed a bug causing players to be kicked out of the battle area when riding a large monster;
  • Adjusted the parameters of Siren, encountered at Lake Yumiya, when befriended;
  • Fixed a bug causing fishing results not to be counted correctly when saving/loading while one of various fishing tournaments is ongoing;
  • Changed the Farm Toolbox so that it can be used to store some food products;
  • Changed the Farm Toolbox so that it can be used to store powder items (heavy spice, sweet powder, sourdough, mixed herbs, flour, oil, curry powder, dango powder);
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from changing the outfit of their firstborn;
  • Fixed some events that could cause the game to get stuck;
  • Fixed various other bugs.

Rune Factory 5 – Ver. 1.01.1

  • Release date: May 20th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Adds bonus content “Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny – Aden & Sonja Costumes”
  • Improves processing stability
  • Improves loading times
  • TIPS are now displayed on some loading screens, such as the one when launching the game
  • Fixed bugs impacting some events that rendered the game unplayable
  • Fixed various other bugs.

How to download updates for Rune Factory 5 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Rune Factory 5, 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;

OR

  • 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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