The Messenger (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.0.4)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for The Messenger on Nintendo Switch (originally released on August 30th 2018 in Europe, North America, and Japan).

How to download updates for The Messenger for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for The Messenger, 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 Messenger – Ver. 1.0.4

  • Release date: December 5th 2018 (Europe, North America) / December 6th 2018 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: game

The Messenger – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: November 21st 2018 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

This Quality of Life update will add the following:

  • New Game+
    • requires a fully completed save slot, with progression at 100%
    • features all previously unlocked upgrades (plus the windmill shuriken)
    • up the ante on difficulty with increased incoming damage and bosses HP
  • Controls remapping
  • Jukebox
  • Visual cue in the underwater labyrinth
  • Prophet’s hint feature now found directly on the map
  • And hints of a new mystery…


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