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Running Fable (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. ???)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Running Fable on Nintendo Switch (originally released in August 2023 in North America, Europe, and Japan).

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Running Fable – Ver. ???

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following:

  • adds new ancient China-inspired level
  • adds a Chinese-themed skin
  • adds a new colour skin variant

Running Fable – Ver. ??? (Santa’s Winter Gift Frenzy 2023)

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • 12 new cosmetics that will add up to your current inventory.
  • New winter lobby, with a visual enhancement for boosting that Christmas mood!
  • A new arrangement on the soundtrack from the lobby, with cool Christmas bells.
  • Completely fleshed dialogue system, for talking to Santa.
  • Each time you enter the lobby, a new challenge will appear, each one harder than the previous one!

Running Fable – Ver. ??? (Spooktacular Fest)

  • Release date: October 31st 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • adds a new mini-game: Apple Bobbing
    • In this mini-game, you’ll have to catch the greatest number of red apples in the shortest time possible to win special hats. You can also get your hands on some novelty costumes by finding the secret “Rand-o’-lanterns” hidden in each one of the six levels.
  • This event includes:
    • 6 new skins unlocked on each level, of classical Halloween monsters:
      • Dracula
      • Frankenstein
      • The Scarecrow
      • The Mummy
      • Alien
      • A Pirate
    • 4 new Halloween hats to unlock on the Apple Bobbing minigame:
      • Mad Scientist Eyes
      • Pumpkin Top Hat
      • Spider Web Hat
      • Jiangshi Hat

Running Fable – Ver. ??? (Fiesta Mexicana)

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Piñata to unlock hats
  • New skins per level!
  • Timed challenges for speedrunners
  • Minor bugs fixed

Running Fable – Ver. 1.0.1

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

Issues fixed

  • Freezing bug in cross-play
  • Cross-play score discrepancy
  • Soundtrack volume popping up

How to download updates for Running Fable for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Running Fable, 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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