The Red Lantern (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. ???)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for The Red Lantern on Nintendo Switch (originally released on October 22nd 2020 in Europe and North America)!

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The Red Lantern – Ver. ???

  • Release date: December 8th 2021 (North America) / December 9th 2021 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available yet. This update brings the following:

  • Adopt all the dogs & finish their stories in Training Runs
  • Try hands-free trail running with Zen Mode
  • Celebrate the holidays with Yule Dogs
  • Plus tons of fixes & improvements

The Red Lantern – Ver. 1.0.4

  • Release date: November 19th 2020 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Interacting with the Trap has been made clearer:
    • Once you have earned the Trap, it will show up by the tent in camp and will now be clickable.
    • To set the trap, click on the trap.
    • Then, after sleeping, you will check the trap to see what you’ve caught.
  • The credits are now skippable.
  • During the journal summary after a run, the drawings for dog stories that you have completed will now fade in.
  • Several animations have been improved.
  • Several art assets have been improved.
  • Several encounters have had their timing improved.
  • After players find the gun cleaning kit, the gun model will now visually update.
Bug Fixes
  • Options should no longer reset when you finish a run or restart the game. Many users experienced this as losing all sound after ending a run. Note that user options, excluding Dogs Always Live, have been reset with version 1.0.4.
  • The ending should now always play. Previously, the ending would sometimes fail to fire and the dogs would appear to run into the air above the cabin and then get stuck running in place. If your saved game was stuck in that state, it should be recoverable and playing in the new version should resolve the issue.
  • Several issues that caused encounters to stop firing have been resolved.
  • Players should no longer get stuck at a fully black or white screen during camping.
  • Several encounters have had their requirements tweaked to enable them to work more consistently.
  • Several encounters have had resource requirements, costs and rewards fixed.
  • Issues with completing Fin’s story after acquiring the trap have been resolved.
  • Barkley should no longer return to camp when inappropriate.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in a loop camping if camp was queued while confirming the choice to camp.

The Red Lantern – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: October 22nd 2020 (North America) / October 23rd 2020 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

This update fixes the following issues:

  • The ending of the game will sometimes fail to fire properly.
  • Some options did not retain the correct values when quitting to the main menu.
  • A few encounters were missing from this version of the game.
  • Individual objectives were not listed one at a time in the journal summary after a run.
  • Pausing during a “haw/gee” choice could sometimes cause the game to go into slow-motion and not fully pause.
  • A small number of encounters existed where dialog would drop and not resume.
  • Additionally, this includes several fixes in our last weeks of development.

How to download updates for The Red Lantern for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for The Red Lantern, 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.



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