The Jackbox Party Pack 8 (Switch): Software updates

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for The Jackbox Party Pack 8 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on October 14th 2021 in Europe and North America)!

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The Jackbox Party Pack 8 – Ver. ???

  • Release date: October 26th 2021 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
Drawful: Animate
  • New Featured Content episodes
  • Aesthetic improvements to audio and art, as well as in Friend Mode
  • Menu screen updated to add clarity for the PLAY button
  • The Double Down can now be used once per round in two-round games
  • Miscellaneous controller and timer fixes
  • Consoles: entering text behaves normally and will not delete typing
  • Drawful Animate remains stable even if players submit just as the timer ends
The Wheel of Enormous Proportions
  • Improvement to timer length, to keep the gameplay moving even with a big audience
  • Players will now have an undo and a submit button when placing their slices on the Wheel
  • Accessibility for screen readers
  • 5 new Slice types! What do they do…? You’ll have to play and find out!
    • Audience: Points to Slice Count
    • Audience: Skull Swapper
    • Audience: Slice Enhancement
    • Power Slice: Rainbow
    • Power Slice: Replace Slice
  • Game screen updates during rapid fire/matching type questions to help keep the audience in the action
  • Audio effect and EasterEgg additions
Job Job
  • New animated goofs during the writing phase! One has an audio component with a ton of variations; some useful, some just plain funny. (You’ll have to keep playing if you want to hear them all!)
  • The motivational poster feature for Audience now has even more photos to choose from! 
  • Added feature to end the game and return to the menu if no one has voted 5 times in a row, or if no players answer their interview questions in a round (in case all the players are spirited away by aliens)
  • Switch: winner reveal at the end of game no longer creates lag
  • Job Job responds normally even if players submit just as the timer ends
The Poll Mine
  • Improvement to timers in Streamer Mode, to make sure large audiences have time to submit but the gameplay keeps moving
  • Improvements overall to both Streamer Mode and audience interactions
  • Change to timers in all modes to improve gameplay flow
  • The final remaining choice in all rounds will now automatically reveal
  • In the Final Round when both teams answer incorrectly, answer rank will not be revealed if 5th or lower, so teams can make a comeback even in the last round
  • New host voiceover and audio effects
  • Consoles: players will always have their turn picking a door in Round 3
  • Consoles: no longer possible to accidentally have a team of zero
Weapons Drawn
  • Points are awarded to the person first to place their vote to accuse a suspected murderer
  • New soundboard feature allows audience members to vote on sound effects combinations which will play in the game
  • New audience “Stab” button during the Murder Phases, stab away for fun (but non-murdery) results!
  • Improved credits screen will now show every player’s stats
  • Animation and controller additions
  • Easter Egg additions (we won’t tell!) 
  • Consoles: adjustments to scoring (including ensuring audience can’t get away with points murder)
  • Weapons Drawn responds normally even if players submit just as the timer ends

How to download updates for The Jackbox Party Pack 8 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for The Jackbox Party Pack 8, 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;

OR

  • 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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