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Vaccine Rebirth (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.3)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Vaccine Rebirth on Nintendo Switch (originally released on May 25th 2023 in North America and Europe, and July 20th 2023 in Japan)!

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Vaccine Rebirth – Ver. 1.3

  • Release date: July 31st 2023 (North America, Europe) / August 1st 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
1st person view mode!
Are you ready to face your fears in a whole new way? Patch 1.3 introduces the option to play in first view mode, bringing you closer to the action and the terror. Experience the horror as if you were really there! But make no mistake! This is not a typical first person shooter game. You will still have to draw your weapon to aim, and you won’t be able to move while shooting. You can enable it in the Loop Options before starting a run, and yep, it is also available in coop!
And what else?
  • There are now fake walls that can be destroyed with exploding mines and barrels
  • Graphical documents
  • Revolver is now more prominent
  • Mines can be exploded by shooting at them
  • There is an option in the menu to deactivate the overhead text on top of the characters
  • Now if you cannot carry more items, the item you cannot pick up is displayed in the description
  • Crawling zombies appearance reduced
  • Columns of the rebinding table have been reorganized for readability
  • Fixed a problem that caused some barrels not to explode
  • Fixed FXs in Loop options menu
  • Fixed an issue when navigating scroll windows you could lose the focus of the list
  • Fixed leaderboards not displaying the last difficulty mode
  • Fixed stick icons not showing up in rebindings
  • Fixed a problem in coop if you select “Spawn at different location” and then you proceed to the next stage
  • Fixed an issue with footsteps
  • Fixed a problem with the description of the costume
  • Fixed some zombies where incorrectly casting shadows
  • Fixed some UI overlapping issues in different languages
  • Fixed a problem with some cameras in the lab
  • Different room adjustments and modifications
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: RNC (Steam)

Vaccine Rebirth – Ver. 1.2

  • Release date: June 30th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Nanomachines: These items can immediately upgrade one specific stat (Determination, aiming, stamina or luck), but ALSO, they are permanent, so if you don’t use them in one run you can bring them to the next one!
  • Vending and recycling machines: You can buy or sell certain items for XP in case you come across one of those!
  • Two new monsters: crawling zombies and human-shaped-mutated plants
  • 8 new rooms for the lab
  • Zombies have now one extra attack, they can grab you as before or they can try to hit you
  • Costumes now have perks: like no time limit for any mode, infinite ammo or 999999 XP mode.
  • Zombies now mumble stuff when they are idle
  • The PA system messages are now more prominent
  • Japanese readability font has been improved
  • The game creates a back up file when you save
  • Weapons now display their stats if you can’t carry them
  • Whenever an upgrade is available an over character head message will be display, along with a audio cue.
  • Changes made so the achievements “NO KNIFE” and “NO KILLS” are now easier
  • You can now activate an option to disable the introduction intro in the front-end
  • Now the minimap displays a player’s view cone so is easier to know where you are facing
  • Fixed some text cut in different languages
  • Fixed an problem on the Steamdeck when trying to override icons.
  • Fixed an error if you attacked the final monster right after the cinematic
  • Fixed an issue where spider venom would stop working after attacking
  • Fixed bug where zombies could get extremely fast
  • The layout of some rooms have been slightly modified to avoid different issues.
  • The bed sound in the initial room has been reduced.
  • There are a few known issues, like sometimes teleporting to the wrong side when opening doors or the blood of some enemies sliding after dead, which I cannot reproduce consistently so they will be pushed to later patches.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: RNC (Steam)

Vaccine Rebirth – Ver. 1.1

  • Release date: June 7th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • new monsters: roaches, plants and alligators
  • Zombie modifications: Now they will have random velocity and attacking speed, also 10 new outfits have been created for them.
  • 10 new rooms: 6 for the first level and 4 for the second one. New rooms might contain mud on the floor which will make your player move slowly.
  • New weapons:
    • Machete. Can harm more than 1 target at a time. Extremely short range. Causes medium/high damage.
    • Revolver. Long range. Slow reloading time. Causes high damage.
  • New items:
    • Flux capacitor. It will accelerate or decelerate time upon using it.
    • Ampoule. This ampoule can replete your health or kill you
    • Smart proximity mine. Takes 3 seconds to become active. Does not hurt YOU when exploding.
    • Revolver ammo
  • New difficulty mode (undead)
  • Three new outfits that will be unlocked when you finish the game in: Very Difficult, Nightmare and Undead
  • Fixes and other improvements
    • When dropping weapons doesn’t go back to Items
    • Fixed collision in some walls, player could go through them
    • The last ammo shot makes a different noise to let you know you must reload
    • Leaderboards now display hours too
    • Player won’t spin if you hold the Draw weapon button while being attacked
    • Dogs won’t go through players in some attacks
    • Now enemies can only reduce your damage by 50 HP + 10 more HP for each difficulty level
    • Minor adjustments to rooms
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: RNC (Steam)

How to download updates for Vaccine Rebirth for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Vaccine Rebirth, 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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