Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere Software updates (latest update: Ver. 1.0.1)

In this post, you will find everything there is to know about the Software updates for Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere (originally released on July 5th 2017 in North America, and July 6th in Europe and Japan).

NB: this post is for the Software updates for Splatoon 2: Splatfest Premiere. If you’re looking for updates for the full Splatoon 2 game, click here! If you’re looking for the Content updates and events for the full game, click here!

How to download updates for Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere manually, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turned 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 launch the demo: you should see the right version number at the top right corner of the title screen (in that case, Ver. 1.0.1). You can also press + or – after selecting the game in the Home Menu, and check out the version number on the Options page, just below the game’s title.

Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere – Ver. 1.0.1

  • Release date: July 14th (North America) / July 15th (Europe, Japan)
  • File size: ???MB
  • Patch notes: none available as of writing.
  • Additional notes: unfortunately, Nintendo doesn’t specify what this update changes, but it’s quite likely it consists of various bug fixes and last-minute adjustements. One thing’s for sure, though: you do need to download it first before you can take part in the Splatfest, so better do so asap!

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