Spiritfarer (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.6.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Spiritfarer on Nintendo Switch (originally released on August 18th 2020 in Europe and North America, and September 29th 2020 Japan)!

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Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.8.0? (Fall Update)

  • Release date: Fall 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Two new spirits (Jackie and Daria)
  • New island
  • New boat buildings and resources
  • New Event

Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.7.0? (Summer Update)

  • Release date: Summer 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New spirit (Berverly)
  • New boat buildings, collectibles, and recipes
  • Quality of life improvements

Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.6.0

  • Release date: April 20th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Added features on all ports:

  • New spirit – Lily The Butterfly: Appears near the very end of the game and gives more insight into Stella’s life.
  • Island’s names now appear while fast travelling.
  • Bus Stops are easier to see from the Fast Travel screen.
  • Fishing can now be done in coop
  • New visual effects when Stanley is found.
  • New atmosphere for Buck’s event.
  • New UI showing how many items can be added to stations.
  • The boat can now travel at night after the first conversation with Lily.
  • New coop controller assignment screen. (On all ports except Switch)

Fixes on all ports:

  • Buck’s event can no longer start during another atmosphere (rain, stars, etc.)
  • Recipe collection now shares the same sorting as the recipe book.
  • Fix cat joystick rebindings not being saved
  • Prevent menus from clipping down the bottom of the screen when playing in coop.
  • Fix Alice confirming the sheep shearing quest next to an unshorn sheep.
  • Fix player getting stuck in the run animation
  • Fix Smithy automatically starting when smithing brass sheet at a low frame rate
  • Fix Smithy being more likely to break on the first hit
  • Fix navigation inside the Pause Menu
  • Fix user still getting planks if they fails the minigame

Fixes exclusive to Switch:

  • Fix cat’s behaviours and inventory when player’s controller is disabled
  • Fix turtles not appearing the next day after sleeping next to them
  • Fix item collected message not displaying when item is removed from inventory in a conversation
  • Fix the rightmost cultist denizen to sometimes spawn at the wrong location
  • Modified Elena placement on the island
  • Fix Summer slowly going down ladders

Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.5.0

  • Release date: January 29th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Alice should correctly stay at the prow for the second part of her welcome, instead of walking left.
  • Made the cat stay put when Stella is carrying Alice.
  • Reenabled Alice’s kitchen call to prevent her from starting the kitchen quest at a random position.
  • Alice’s placement during her kitchen conversation
  • Pillbug event initialization not working properly at high framerates.
  • Make sure interactions can not get stuck waiting for a lerp animation
  • Building unmovable if accidentally got placed out of bounds
  • Beetle not disappearing if quit/continue during ghost event
  • Animal station upgrades
  • Loss of control when quit/continue too soon after a sleep
  • Invisible wall stopping player player from getting back to the boat after dragon in co-op
  • Field plant growing super fast with music when cat sings along
  • Co-op pointers sometimes being active in main menu
  • Stop turtles from overlapping when doing a travel that goes past multiple turtles
  • Stella animation getting stuck when holding a direction during first conversation with Deer
  • Fast travel map jerking to place after map opened when at a point near the border of the map
  • Station trade UI staying open in co-op in second player quits to main menu during trade
  • Missing loading screen doing quit/continue very quickly
  • Lightning bottle not spawning for cat during storm
  • Dust bunnies interaction not staying disabled when coming back to boat from an island after doing the event
  • Spirits disappearing when moving a building to deck level while spirit is outside the building
  • Cursor moving back to (0,0) after decorating a building in build mode
  • Bug in music minigame where staying pressed on the keys triggered note successes
  • Bug in music minigame where pressing Tab to exit opened quest log
  • Stop spirits from getting stuck when interacting with them on the extremity of ladders
  • Animation bug when shearing a sheep facing other way just after feeding it
  • Cat jittering instead of singing along to music minigame
  • Modified condition for enable of dog old coin treasure
  • Modified verysad conversations for all spirits (lowered priority to not block quests)
  • Modified Cow station seeinside
  • Modified beetle object (disabled by default) in Stan’s House
  • Modified conditions for Buck’s conversations orc fights
  • Modified disable condition for Seal (conversation manager bug)
  • Modified Dog Quest graph for treasures and build house quests


  • A very minor French typo.
  • Corrected a minor technical typo in korean loc.

Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.4.0

  • Release date: October 7th 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Added Korean localization
  • Removed requirement to hold jump button to go high when bouncing


  • Fixed texts overlapping in the Controls menu
  • Fixed an issue causing infinite loading screens
  • Fixed smelting shoe experiment sometimes breaking the game
  • Added a failsafe quest to prevent a rare blocker during Alice’s final quests
  • Fixed minor bugs in various Alice scenes
  • Improved Cyrillic font legibility
  • Fixed Lynx not giving smelted Ore
  • Fixed rain not working when loading an island with rain from the start menu
  • Fixed sawmill log counter not resetting to zero when you cancel interaction
  • Fixed player falling through wall after a cat hug or mushroom interaction in cabin
  • Removed cat hug zoom in when inside a building
  • Fixed sheep visuals overlapping/flashing when multiple sheep are brought back to the island
  • Fixed cat disappearing behind boat after Fast Travel
  • Stopped Alex the Seal’s music from playing after Fast Travel
  • Fixed some visual problems with denizen/spirit reveal sequences
  • Removed unused audio from Stella and Walrus animations
  • Fixed spirits sometimes teleporting during eat animation
  • Fixed an issue preventing building on top of Astrid’s house
  • Fixed Privacy policy box not resizing to fit the text
  • Privacy policy now only displays in user language
  • Various minor bug fixes and optimizations

Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.3.0

  • Release date: September 28th 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Marked two keys as revised to get them translated.
  • Localization update, translating some missing strings as well as adding several corrections
  • Added Japanese translation


  • Fix some texts overlapping in the menus
  • Fix issue where you couldn’t activate the zipline shrine if you had activated the bounce shrine
  • Remove possibilty to set daffodil to player 1 in single player (could block the intro cinematic)
  • Fix issue allowing you to pass the rock barrier without the rock breaker
  • Fixed issue where Alice’s carrying questline could be broken by a saving event before reaching destination
  • Changed one of Alice’s mood perk target (mean gossip) so she wouldn’t wander around the boat when she can’t walk anymore
  • Slightly tweaked the time range of the carry conversation so that it fit better with the clock.
  • Disabled right interaction during Alice’s trip, right before she gets hurt.
  • Disabled Alice’s interaction when she is being carried to avoid issues with Daffodil
  • Added status flag count for Frog Quest
  • Added properties to two pub food
  • Prevent some texts to overflow in the menus
  • Add failsafe so sheep can’t eat non-edible crops
  • Fix sheep being stuck in eating animation when you harvest the plant it’s eating
  • Fixed issue where Charron was pixelated during the intro
  • Fix rounding problems in collector UI
  • Fix Atul never making planks
  • Added a “Celebrate if not loading” celebration mode to quests to prevent Alice’s “Taking the low road” quest from celebrating every load.
  • Throw the BoatChanged event when canceling a building swap to prevent false states.
  • Several UI improvements and fixes
  • Reclassified Rice pudding as a dessert, not a breakfast food
  • Added non-breaking space tags to a conversation so coordinates are is more readable.
  • Switch correctly prevent Switch from saving on Exit


  • Make mushroom seed fishable again if seed was eaten
  • Minor tweak to meke the “Down the rabbit hole” quest inactive after releasing Alice.
  • Prevent Stella from being locked in an interaction if user exited the game when a spirit was on tender at the Everdoor or during a last voyage.

Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: September 2nd 2020 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:


  • Added localization in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese


  • Optimized memory usage to lower the potential of crashes
  • Fixed an issue causing progression of the story lines or player abilities to rollback to a previous state, breaking the game. Please note that the patch will address the root cause of the issue – but if the issues with your game’s progression persist following this patch, it is unlikely that we will be able to “repair” your progress.
  • Fixed an issue where the ship got stuck on a physical barrier on the map.
  • Fixed hints being shown multiple times.
  • Fixed some texts overlapping in the menus.
  • Fixed issue where you couldn’t activate the zipline shrine if you had activated the bounce shrine.
  • Removed the possibility to set daffodil to player 1 in single player.
  • Various fixes to Alice requests and story lines.
  • Various fixes to Gwen requests and story lines.
  • Various fixes to Bruce and Mickey requests and story lines.
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations.

How to download updates for Spiritfarer for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Spiritfarer, 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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