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Severed Steel (Switch): all the updates (latest: Rogue Steel Update / Next: THE STYLE UPDATE)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Severed Steel on Nintendo Switch (originally released on July 21st 2022 in North America and Europe)!

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Severed Steel – Ver. ??? (THE STYLE UPDATE)

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
New Features
Firefight 2.0
  • A complete overhaul with a strong emphasis on style! Achieve higher scores with stylish gameplay and check your rank at the end of each round. New leaderboards are available for all levels.
Live Ragdolls
  • Enemies now have a chance to be knocked over without dying. Beware, they will get back up to continue the fight if not dealt with! (Note: Melee attacks and explosions trigger this state if they’re not lethal. This feature can be toggled off in settings.)
Hit Markers
  • Customize your experience with 5 different hit marker options. Disabling hit markers is also available for players who prefer it.
New Firefight Levels
  • Dive into 8 fresh firefight levels, ready for action.
New Music for Firefight
  • Groove to 7 new tracks in firefight mode, along with additional campaign tracks now in rotation.
Bug Fixes & Tweaks
  • Bullet & Fire Interaction: Fixed issues preventing bullets and fire from passing through glass.
  • Weapon Throwing: Weapons can now be thrown through glass.
  • Mobility: Sliding and diving against doors will now open them.
  • Explosives: Addressed odd behaviors with explosives interacting with grass.
  • Physics: Adjusted gib physics for a more natural feel.
  • Settings: New options to hide the flashing objective text and disable checkpoints.
  • Quick Reset: Fixed a softlock issue occurring when using quick reset during the victory fade. (Note: Reset is currently disabled during this phase as a quick fix.)
  • Cannon Shots: New setting to center cannon shots on the camera.
  • Mission Select: Tutorial levels are now accessible.
  • Visuals: Adjusted sky color and fixed issues with the bonus campaign completion screen.
  • NPC Interaction: Ragdolls will now more reliably break glass.
  • Daily Challenge: Ensured deterministic weapon spawns.
  • Props: Removed shake from props for a smoother experience.
  • Weapon Interaction: Heavy weapons and lasers will no longer be stopped by rockets.
  • Sound FX: New sound effects for throwing weapons.
  • Collision: Adjusted collision parameters for backpacks.
  • Headshots: Shots near the head are now considered headshots.
  • Controller Support: Restored the throw button functionality.
  • Gameplay Tweaks: Adjusted “attack the weakpoint” for better melee interaction, and ensured shots on heavies work from any angle.
  • Aim Assistance: Smoothed out the motion for kick auto-aim.
  • Melee Attacks: Updated so they no longer cause headshots.
  • Enemy Interaction: Hitting an enemy with a thrown weapon now disarms them.
  • Level Editor: Fixed an issue where “Rogue Steel” mutators carried over.
  • Leaderboards: Now accessible from the Firefight victory screen.
  • Disco Lights: Added the ability for editors to spawn disco lights.
  • Audio: Lowered the volume of the breath loop.
  • Firefight Challenges: Made some challenges easier to complete.
  • OC Cannon: Now classified as a cheat.
  • Mutators: Enjoy 5 mutators in Friday’s daily challenges.
  • Seasonal Fun: Look out for jack-o-lanterns this October!
  • Mutator Lineup: Removed ‘lowgrav’ and ‘steelcraft’ from the daily mutator lineup.

Severed Steel – Ver. ??? (Rogue Steel Update)

  • Release date: December 26th 2022 (North America, Europe) / December 27th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New features:
  • New game mode, Rogue Steel
  • 9 new achievements unlocked through Rogue Steel
  • 23 new Firefight mutators unlocked through Rogue Steel
  • 6 new weapons
  • 5 new modified enemy types
  • 8 new exclusive Rogue Steel levels
  • New Cannon Mode: Cutting Beam
  • 10 Character skins to unlock in Rogue Mode
  • 15 Cannon skins to unlock in Rogue Mode
  • Gyro controls
Balance and QoL changes
  • Adjusted NPC hit stun animation to make followup headshots easier
  • NPCs no longer stun themselves and eachother with explosives
  • Increased VAL mag size and position
  • Tweaked Bulldog animations and sounds
  • Tweaked Lever Action position
Bug and Performance Fixes
  • Optimized explosion performance and audio
  • Fix visual glitches when air sliding and looking down
  • Fix visual glitches when kicking while falling
  • Jumping now makes Steel leave softlock that happens rarely on certain stunt combos

Severed Steel – Ver. ???

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
New bonus campaigns with achievements:
  • QUERY – [ INPUT ]
Quality of life
  • General performance and level load time improvements
  • Native gyro support
  • Rumble support for gamepads
  • Increased impact cannon punch radius
  • Added gamma adjustment slider
  • Added NPC voice volume slider
  • Added setting to disable gamepad
  • Improved pick up weapon logic on gamepad
  • OC cannon now kills shield NPCs on shield hit
  • Buffed weapon pickups in Conscience campaign level
  • New HUD option to center hud elements
  • Achievement for Chalet campaign
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed bug with uploading props
  • Fix workshop button showing on victory screen when no valid workshop link
  • Reduced aim acceleration radius for joypads
  • Tweaked deadzone logic for joypads
  • Improved various particle FX performance
  • Added more FX to simple fx mode
  • Relit firefight levels in simple lighting mode
  • Improved performance of large moving props with no need for collision
  • Removed crouch binding option
  • Fix sound volume in museum
  • Reduced turret firing volume
  • Hid shuffle music button in campaign until I can think of a fix for music resetting

How to download updates for Severed Steel for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Severed Steel, 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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