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Spiritfarer (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.13.0)

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. 1.13.0 (Jackie and Daria Update)

  • Release date: December 13th 2021 (North America, Europe) / December 14th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

New Spirits:

Jackie, the Hyena:

  • The caretaker of all the patients at Overbrook.
  • Jackie’s house

Daria, the Bat:

  • One of the patient of Jackie. She is prone to very erratic behaviors.
New Content:
  • New Island: Overbrook
  • New Event: Mind Palace
  • New station upgrade: Beehive
  • Sweet new recipes!
  • New Overbrook-related shenanigans!
Quality of Life Improvement:
  • Player Manual: Read all previously received hints, tips & tricks for Spiritfarer, from inside your Pause Menu!


  • The last two Figureheads each cost 1 extra flower.
  • Meetings with  now occur at 1/5/9 spirits released, from 1/4/8.
  • Multiple achievements got updated requirements:

→ Spiritfared Achievement now requires 13 Spirits Released to complete, up from 11.
Upgraded all buildings (added Jackie’s house)
Mood related achievements:
All Spirit Ecstatic, 5 Ecstatic Spirits & Any Spirit (added Jackie & Daria to requirements or potential spirits)
All Collections Collected (updated with new recipes)

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed the Mist Guardian will pop up for a second before he is meant to appear during the second encounter.
  • Fixed pop-up speech bubbles may appear above Summer while she is hibernating.

Switch only:

  • Fixed lots of large performance and stability issues.
  • Fixed Elena not acknowledging that the player has successfully done the hard thunderstorm challenge.
  • Fixed “Join the TLG family” screens’ interactive textbox.
  • Fixed the graphical issues when skipping the Intro cinematic too quickly.
  • Fixed the third save slot crashing as soon you save/quit anywhere in the game.

Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.12.0

  • Release date: September 28th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Minor changes to Gustav’s monologues.
  • Changed Start Game text to Continue/New Game according to if any saves exist or not
  • Modified Francis’ acetate quest to be unique
  • Modified Buck’s Mood graph so it scales properly during the building quest
  • Modified Beverly’s food related quest to be skippable (Laksa)
  • Modified Spiritfared achievement requirements from 10 spirits >>>> 11 spirits
  • Modified the layers for items spawning in Floating Crate event to avoid overlaps
  • Modified the priorities of some of Beverly’s conversations
  • Modified two typos from Gwen and Atul’s dialogs
  • Modified Astrid & Giovanni’s priorities so they come to welcome new spirits
  • Modified Safe Travel mode to enable events if it’s disabled while the boat is on an event.
  • Modified Lily’s flowers to only grow after meeting Hades
  • Modified Build Mode to only show available customization on building with decorations
  • Modified Delete Save Button from F12 >>>> F4
  • Disabled Stargazing mode when at the Everdoor


  • Added transition animation to Beverly between hug and talk animations

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed the text bubble appearing before the fade-in when the build mode activates
  • Fixed loss of functionality in Controls menu
  • Fixed Gwen’s Kitchen quest validation dialogue not triggering
  • Fixed the navigation of the Music Mini-Game button in the rebinding menu
  • Fixed the duplicate Stella at the end of a hug with any spirits
  • Fixed the issue where you can’t apply resolution changes when width or height has an identical component as the current resolution
  • Fixed the second player’s recipe UI appearing over map
  • Fixed sheep upgrade getting removed when going in and out of enclosure to feed it
  • Fixed chicks going into different chicken coops before maturing into full grown chickens
  • Fixed the player falling out of building when hugging next to a wall with another building under it
  • Fixed some expressions not playing ever again after the first time
  • Fixed an issue where an acetate would not drop from a chest during a quest
  • Fixed the ”Safe Travel mode” keyboard button not working in Azerty and Dvorak mode
  • Fixed an issue where Cow Stall and Sheep Corral improvements were available before finding the blueprints in the world
  • Fixed an issue where the Everdoor atmosphere didn’t trigger when Stella came to the Everdoor a second time right after finishing The Last Voyage
  • Fixed an issue where the controller would vibrate even when left unused
  • Fixed an issue where Beverly would not recognize her favorite food as her favorite
  • Fixed an issue where Gwen’s quest “Set Sail, Captain!” didn’t continue forwards after clearing the trash on the boat.
  • Fixed an issue where the map’s projector would fail to open properly.
  • And a slew of very minor bug fixes.

Switch only:

  • Fixed various issues caused by playing in save slots other than #1 in local co-op

Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.11.0 (Beverly Update)

  • Release date: August 31st 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

New Spirit:

  • Beverly: A tiny owl found in Oxbury

→ Beverly’s house
→ Full length spirit questline


  • New save system: you can now have 3 save slots.
  • New Station – Archive room: A place where you can store and look up old documents. Prime location to view treasure maps or Acetates.
  • Buck’s Looter’s Literary reviews: Special magazines that contains a series of quests with treasure maps.
  • Radio in the Lounge: Hang out by the bar and take a listen to any of the songs from the soundtrack you’ve heard befor
  • New spicy foods have been added:

→ Laksa: A delicious spicy noodle soup that will cure any cold.
→ Milquetoast: It’s just wet bread.
→ Flamin’ Firebirdz: After a bag of these bad boys, you won’t even feel your face.
→ Aloo Gobi: A vegetable delight with flavour to boot.
→ Chai Latte: A spicy drink for cold or hot days.
→ Chilaquiles: A breakfast classic for people in the know.
→ Dakgangjeong: Sweet, crispy and spicy. Three delicious words!

Quality of Life Improvements:

  • You can now keep track of required materials for buildings, houses, stations and improvements inside the Captain’s log.
  • Destination queue: select up to 3 points to explore in a single travel!
  • New “Safe Travel” mode for travelling, which automatically skips events during your next travel.
  • You can enable and disable Alex’s bus station music.
  • In-game optional assistance for all Elena’s events when you fail.
  • New Watering Upgrade and visuals for Field and Garden (Quest rewards)
  • Sitting on any chair at night now enables the Stargazing mode, which hides the buildings and shows the starry night sky.
  • Added more drawings from Stanley!
  • “Going to sleep” sequence is now faster.
  • Small screenshake when you use the light burst ability.
  • Documents in Inventory: New to Old, the red appears on them to mark them as “new”.
  • New Game Options available:

→ Screenshake (scale 1-10)
→ Controller vibrations (scale 1-10)
→ Input Source (Direct Input / Raw input)
→ Text bubble size (scale 1-10)
→ Game running in background (Disabled / Enabled)

  • Improved Build mode:

→ Ship View mode: disable the UI to see your boat in full.
→ The star cursor should be bigger and is now bound to the grid.
→ Selecting a building should snap the cursor to the middle of said building.
→ Hovering over buildings shows their name in the edit/improve mode.

  • Small UI tweaks:

→ There is a “No blueprint” text display when trying improve buildings with no improvements available.
→ The “Build” button will now appear greyed out if you hover a building that you are unable to build.

Narrative Improvements:

  • Tweaked the narrative surrounding Stanley’s takeover of the Guest house:

→ A new shenanigan quest unlocks, which prompts the player to craft a new Guest house.
→ Some spirits will complain about their lack of habitation. They will also show a “hates sleeping outside” mood debuff if they are forced to sleep outside.

  • Added new narrative moments with some Spirits in some specific locations.
  • Added hints to each character’s favorite food in their dialogs.
  • Spirits now have more interactions with one another.

The changes to Gustav’s story are coming in a patch very soon, they sadly missed the boat for this content update.

Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.10.0

  • Release date: May 31st 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Fixed faulty behavior in build mode
  • Re-added splashes when turtle goes back down
  • Fix player stuck playing as daffodil in single player
  • Make sure Music prompt is displayed in pause menu
  • Make Stella go back to idle at the end of conversation if it ended with an expression
  • Make controller icons adapt to last controller used
  • Prevent rebinding gamepad’s A button as the Back button due to issue with Music mini game.
  • Modified Gwen’s mansion door opening conditions
  • Fix camera bug in coop in Gurenu Fields after leaving build mode
  • Series of small fixes to manage an edge case with Lily’s reveal.
  • Fixed a small issue where Lily often appeared uncentered when sleeping
  • Disabled auto-save during Lily’s reveal sequence
  • Lily now glows when idle at night to more resemble her glowy interactive butterfly state
  • Changed Lily lighting so it is not affected by the player light too much

Quality of Life Improvement:

  • Sawmill minigame no longer completely fail if 1 plank failed
  • Added out of screen pointer for butterflies’ welcome sequence

Spiritfarer – Ver. 1.8.0

  • Release date: May 5th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Camera zooming out way to much in coop.
  • Player control only the cat and/or can only play in single player.
  • Hugging ghost spirit blocking controls.
  • Removed a placeholder item (Acetate 2).

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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