The Escapists 2 (Switch): Software updates

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for The Escapists 2 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on January 11th 2018 in Europe and North America, and August 9th 2018 in Japan)

How to download updates for The Escapists 2 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for The Escapists 2 on Nintendo Switch, 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’s icon in the Home Menu and press – or + to get to the options screen. The version number is displayed below the title.

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The Escapists 2 – Ver. ???

  • Release date: November 14th 2018 (North America) / November 15th 2018 (Europe, North America)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • List of changes:
  • adds required content for the new DLC Packs (Wicked Ward​, Big Top Breakout​, and Dungeons and Duct Tape​)
  • adds new features to Center Perks 2.0
  • increased the spawn rate of items and small posters around prisons to give escape tips
  • adds tutorial improvements
  • adds manual saves
  • provides various bug fixes
  • you now unlock all base game prisons as soon as you’ve pulled off three unique escapes
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17



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