Torchlight II (Switch): Software updates (Patch 2)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Torchlight II on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 3rd 2019 in Europe and North America)

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Torchlight II – Patch 2

  • Release date: December 3rd 2019 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Transmutation – Back by popular demand, we will be reintroducing Transmutation into Torchlight II with this patch. We will also be adding a few new recipes to the game for this console release, including one that addresses another oft-requested feature…
  • Weapon + Ability Swapping – Another highly requested feature is making its way into Torchlight II for consoles. We’re giving players the option to swap on the fly between two sets of weapons and abilities to keep you in the action as much as possible!
  • Respeccing – Players will now be able to use the Potion of Respec recipe to respec their characters. This feature had been heavily requested, so we are happy to bring it to players with this update.
  • Tips – We will be adding tooltips to the game UI to help familiarize new console players with the nuances of control. Additionally, we have added Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced tips on loading screens to the game.
  • New Pets! – That’s right, there is an all-new companion for you to bring on your trek.
  • Polish Language – We have added Polish language support to the game. If you have been waiting for this before jumping in, now is your chance!

Torchlight II – Patch 1

  • Release date: October 1st 2019 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

New Features

● NG+ Reset featured added on Manage Character screen

NOTE:  For players affected with “New Game Plus” issues, there is now the feature to reset your world on the Manage Character screen. After selecting a “New Game Plus” Character from the Manage Character screen, players will have the choice to reset their “New Game Plus” character’s world to a level that more closely matches their character level.

● New Pet in Patch — The Rhino.
● Added Character Class and Charge Meter descriptions on character creation screen.
● Added a prompt describing Hardcore Mode when players select this on character
● Ability to see player levels beside names in multiplayer
● Controller Diagram added to the Settings Menu

Bugs Addressed

● Fixed a crash related to pets going to town
● Fixed exploit where players could add more potions to shopping list after running out of
● Stability improvements for trading
● Multiplayer stability improvements
● General performance improvements

  • List of changes:

This update provides the following:

  • UI fixes
  • stability improvements
  • quality of life improvements

How to download updates for Torchlight II for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Torchlight II, 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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