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Sonic Frontiers (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.41)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Sonic Frontiers on Nintendo Switch (originally released on November 8th 2022 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Sonic Frontiers – Ver. 1.41

  • Release date: December 6th 2023 (North America) / December 7th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Made Balance Adjustments to Easy Mode
    • The following changes have been made to Easy mode:
      • Trial Towers: New level designs have been added.
      • Towers of the Master: The default difficulty and Sonic’s attack level have been adjusted.
      • Master King Koco’s Trial: Your maximum Ring capacity and the health of each Titan have been adjusted.
  • Made changes to some of the controls for Amy, Knuckles and Tails.
    • The parry window for perfect parries was adjusted to be more forgiving.
      • *The window will be extended even further when playing on Easy.
    • Knuckles’ maneuverability during gliding has significantly increased.
  • Adjusted the stats of some special moves for Amy, Knuckles, and Tails after leveling them up
    • The attack and defense of certain special moves for Amy, Knuckles, and Tails after they level up have been increased.
  • Made it Easier to Retry After a Game Over
    • The pink panels in the Trial Towers will respawn after a certain amount of time has passed and you are a certain distance away.
    • If you make a mistake before a Cyber Space checkpoint and you have to restart from the beginning, the timer will now reset so you don’t need to manually restart.
      • Excluding Cyber Space Challenge
  • Various bug fixes, including the issue where audio would not play during sub-events, have also been addressed.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: SEGA

Sonic Frontiers – Ver. 1.40 (The Final Horizon Update)

  • Release date: September 28th 2023 (North America) / September 29th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New Playable Characters – Play as Tails, Amys, or Knuckles, each with their own unique powers and abilities!
  • New story – Head back to Ouranos Island and play through additional stories!
    • The additional narrative takes place before the final battle on Ouranos Island, where Sage reconsiders an unlikely scenario amongst her millions of calculations. With the assistance of Sage and Dr. Eggman, Sonic sets this new plan into motion, and accepts the challenge of converting the Cyber Corruption into a vast, previously untapped power source. Meanwhile, Amy, Knuckles, and Tails seek to do their part and begin searching for the Chaos Emeralds on Sonic’s behalf to change their fate.
  • New challenges, collectibles, and more!
  • Additional bug fixes and quality of life adjustments.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: SEGA (Steam) / SEGA PR (28/09/2023)

Sonic Frontiers – Ver. 1.30 (Sonic’s Birthday Bash Update)

  • Release date: June 23rd 2023 (North America) / June 24th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Birthday Celebration – The Starfall Islands have been decked out to celebrate Sonic’s birthday! Check out the decorations and party with a new costume for Sonic’s big day!
  • Action Chain Challenge – new challenges have been added to the Open Zones. Aim for the high score!
  • New Skill: Spin Dash – The legendary Sonic move returns! Unlock the Spin Dash and discover new ways to traverse the Starfall Islands.
  • New Koco – There’s new kinds of Koco waiting to be found on the Starfall Islands. Keep an eye out for their fun outfits!
  • New Game + – Relive the story of Sonic Frontiers with all your stats and skills carried over from your previous playthrough.
This update also includes additional changes to improve your experience while exploring the Starfall Islands.
  • Added a function to display percent completion for each island – available on the transition screen between islands, island selection screen, and island clear screen.
  • Added new “Frontier Elite” costume.
  • Added an ability to change the rate of deceleration when jumping.
  • Added a “NEW” icon that will be displayed when extra content is newly added.
  • Added an ability to turn on/off the “BGM change” function in Cyber Space.
  • The tower difficulty on Rhea Island has been reduced for Easy mode.
  • When the following time-saving actions are used in Cyber Space, colored marks will now appear in the results:
    • Homing Dash: White
    • Spin Dash: Red
    • Change in deceleration rate when jumping: Yellow
    • Cyber Space Power Boost: Blue
  • Added a feature to reset clear time and rank in Arcade mode, Cyber Space, Battle Rush, etc.
  • Added an ON/OFF option to set whether the camera will use dramatic angles when skills are used.
  • Added an option to set the deceleration rate to reach a complete stop.
  • Added an ON/OFF option to set whether to maintain a boost during a jump.
  • Added 24 songs to the Juke Box. Added Sound Memories on each island.
  • Additional bug fixes.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: SEGA (Steam)

Sonic Frontiers – Ver. 1.20 (Sights, Sounds, and Speed Update)

  • Release date: March 22nd 2023 (North America) / March 23rd 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New Challenge Modes – After completing the main story campaign, players can access new challenge modes – Cyber Space Challenge and Battle Rush – via the title screen. The Cyber Space Challenge is a time-attack mode where players will compete against the clock to complete multiple Cyber Space stages in a row. Additionally, Sonic Frontiers will offer Battle Rush, a timed-battle mode where you fight multiple enemies, Guardians and Titans in one go.
  • Photo Mode – To capture memories of their time on the Starfall Islands, players can open the pause menu to access Photo Mode, which will pause gameplay and bring up a camera that is freely moveable.
  • Jukebox – Players can listen to their favorite Sonic songs all throughout the Starfall Islands with the new Jukebox. With 53 song tracks available, players will have instant access to 13 songs, and can unlock the remaining 40 songs by collecting Sound Memories on each island.
  • The Power Boost animation can be toggled in the Options menu.
  • The Starfall Slot Machine can be toggled in the Options menu.
  • Cyber Space levels can be restarted mid-level.
  • When upgrading Sonic, multiple Koco can now be exchanged at once with the Elder and Hermit Koco.
  • In Cyber Space results, there is now a mark that indicates whether “homing dashes” were used
  • Added the ability to increase stats in bulk when visiting Elder Koco/Hermit Koco
  • Added the ability to use analog sticks for repeated button presses during QTEs (quick time events)
  • Fixes for some known bugs have also been implemented
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: SEGA PR (20/03/2023) / SEGA (Steam) / SEGA

Sonic Frontiers – Ver. 1.11

  • Release date: December 2nd 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue where the Kronos Island Titan boss would disappear after reattempting the fight.
  • Fixed an issue where one of the Chaos Island icons was showing as locked even after completion.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: SEGA (Twitter) / SEGA

How to download updates for Sonic Frontiers for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Sonic Frontiers, 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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