The Escapists: Complete Edition (Switch): Software updates

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for The Escapists: Complete Edition on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 25th 2018 in Europe and North America)!

How to download updates for The Escapists: Complete Edition for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for The Escapists: Complete Edition, 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.

Click here for more Software updates!

The Escapists: Complete Edition – Ver. ???

  • Release date: March 6th 2019 (Europe, North America)
  • Patch notes:
  • Audio settings are now retained until the player enters any prison.
  • Down on the D-pad now correctly opens the Journal menu.
  • Players can now use handheld controls if a wireless controller is also connected.
  • Jungle Compound now displays the correct prison image on the results screen.
  • Santa’s Sweatshop Intro Movie audio no longer repeats on the loading screen or main menu.
  • Fixed a bug that was sometimes causing players to lose all money when reloading a save.
  • Fixed a bug where knocked out characters may become stuck in a walking animation.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17



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