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Unrailed! (Switch): all the updates (latest: 2.1-e04dd6d3b – Underwater Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Unrailed! on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 23rd 2020 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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Unrailed! – Ver. 2.1-e04dd6d3b (Underwater Update)

  • Release date: March 13th 2023 (North America, Europe) / March 14th 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New: Underwater biome added
  • New: Time mode now cross-play compatible (Meaning that console versions got updated to the same version)
  • New: Former compass wagon acts now as map wagon
  • New: Special themed main menu
  • New: Separate ambient sound setting in settings
  • New: Default character selection in settings
  • Improvement: Savegame menu opens fater
  • Improvement: The highscore ui now shows if replay is available
  • Improvement: Uploading highscore UI in replay more responsive
  • Improvement: Allow for further distances in sandbox
  • Fix: Atmosphere not correctly played in main menu
  • Fix: Milk wagon plunger offset fixed
  • Fix: Meteor not correctly saved in save files
  • Fix: Use less then N tracks was impossible in some cases
  • Fix: Some Buttons did not make any sound in menu
  • Fix: Rare race condition made mapgen crash on first extreme map
  • Fix: Some game end screens assumed that player used checkpoints when they didn’t
  • Fix: Music fixes in main menu
  • Fix: “No space for improvement” did trigger at wrong occasions
  • Fix: Controller remapping sometimes lost
  • Fix: Bot did not behave correctly with the buckinator wagon

Unrailed! – Ver. 2.0-405ad9df7

  • Release date: October 19th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Improvement: Spooky-Mode now available in local or (online) Time-Lobby and the menu is halloween themed
  • Improvement: General performance improvements (shader improvements, map-gen is more efficient, lag-spikes should be reduced). Especially for low-end devices should profit.
  • Improvement: Many sound bug fixes and improvements (thanks to @MtildeMusic & @felixbarbarino for going through all the sounds again)
  • Improvement: experimental-fna3 updated to FNA version 22.0.7 (containing all their bug fixes and improvements, especially related to D3D11, Vulkan support and much more, also containing a newer SDL version)
  • Crash fix: “Yeti-Bug”. Killing Yetis and Snowmen could lead to crashes (when new and old versions were playing together (eg PC & Console cross-plays))
  • Crash fix: Crashes related to the Highscore menu
  • Bug Fix: Negative time in Time Mode was not synced and not visible in the replay
  • Change: Bot now suggests to join our Discord after pressing “Start Game”
  • Change: Non-modifiable controls in the “manage controller” menu are shown at the bottom (eg menu controls)

Unrailed! – Ver. 2.0-7890818a2

  • Release date: December 23rd 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New: Two new achievements with two new winter themed characters attached to it
  • New: Additional easter egg in the winter themed main menu
  • Balance: Time Mode: Speed will continuously increase after the 20 minutes
  • Improvement: Time Mode: Speed will be display after the timer has finished
  • Improvement: Time Mode: Preview of the next two wagons
  • Improvement: Time Mode: Timer shows negative time after the 20 minutes
  • Improvement: Updated Indoor Astronaut Company Logo

Unrailed! – Ver. ???

  • Release date: July 8th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following to the game:


  • adds option to remap controller configurations to the in-game menu. 
  • provides some balancing changes to the time-mode.

Unrailed! – Ver. 2.0-7e71577fa

  • Release date: April 29th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • *New: Time-Mode Beta (non-crossplayable so far, use the extra lobby button in the online menu)
  • *New: Weekly-Challenges (Only available in local lobbies or online time-mode-lobbies) and will be displayed in the highscores
  • *New: Statistics menu (Can be opened from the progress menu. Note that while many statistics have been recorded from quite old versions on, some have just been added and start therefore from zero.)
  • *New: force-https and force-http command line parameters
  • *New: “choo-choo”-sound when dashing the engine
  • *New: The last checkpoint will appear as AUTOSAVE in the savegame-open-dialog and will not be deleted when opening it to make the checkpoint system less frustrating in case one forgot to save the last checkpoint explicitly
  • *New: Czech translation added ( thanks to @SněžnýPerník from Discord )
  • *Improvement: Replay sample rate decreasing when the replay is large enough (this should hopefully fix the not complete world record run replays in the future)
  • *Improvements: Many sounds adapted/updated (atmosphere in lava, mars & credits, orange-bolt pickup, train countdown sound in mars, mars engine sound, miner wagon sound)
  • *Improvement: Update to SDL 2.0.14
  • *Crash fix: Possible crash during online matches or replays when a player was just joining and when having the name-box open
  • *Bug fix: Sandbox change-speed-button triggers the button sound when being ingame
  • *Bug fix: When train wagons crash, commodities might float in the air and engine-smoke might appear
  • *Bug fix: The lava-blob might ignite the train eventhough the blob was already extinguished by a client in online sessions
  • *Bug fix: The bot can teleport commodities in its hand when not being able to reach its destination
  • *Bug fix: The bot is sometimes in a temporary pick/place loop eventhough it could pick up rails when being in the fill-box-state
  • *Bug fix: Ping speech-bubble did not get destroyed when the player went to remove input
  • *Bug fix: The bot could redirect the tracks when the tracks were already connected to the station (always leading to a train crash)
  • *Bug fix: When using split controller and the controller disconnects and reconnects, the game did not correctly recognize the mapping anymore
  • *Bug fix: When saving and loading the game with a milk-wagon, the milk in the wagon did not have any perks anymore (only fixed for savegames created with this or a newer version)
  • *Bug fix (2nd attempt, please notify me if it still occurs): Music sometimes stopping after dynamite explosion
  • *Bug fix: Collector sometimes stuck picking up a commodity which is already full
  • *Bug fix: Compass wagon level 2 not displaying anything
  • *Bug fix: Some characters are appearing as N (especially in chinese)

Unrailed! – Ver. ??? (Winter Update)

  • Release date: December 19th 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following to the game:

  • adds a seasonally fitting snowy main menu
  • adds a new unlockable character – a reindeer 

Unrailed! – Ver. ???

  • Release date: November 23rd 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following to the game:

  • enables cross-play with PC version

How to download updates for Unrailed! for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Unrailed!, 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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