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Wingspan (Switch): all the updates (latest: New Online Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Wingspan on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 24th 2020 in Japan, and December 29th 2020 in North America and Europe)!

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Wingspan – Ver. ??? (New Online Update)

  • Release date: August 30th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Friendship ended with ChilliConnect, now Nakama is our best friend

Our previous online infrastructure, ChilliConnect, is now disconnected from Wingspan. We are moving to a new online system because we need a new infrastructure that will be stable and serve us and our players for years. We want online to work as well as possible and for every game to run without any problems. Online games that were active or saved before the new online update are now unavailable. To play online games again you need to get the update.

Resetting the Karma

The introduction of the new online gives all players a chance for a fresh start. Each player’s karma points will be restored to the base value.

Two Weeks of Double Karma

Enjoy double karma points for your completed games for the next two weeks.

  • Online service transferred to the new provider;
  • Online games from before the update are no longer available;
  • User accounts are transferred to the new servers;
  • Karma points are reset to the default value;
  • Custom online games no longer have a timer;
  • Finished online games can now be deleted from the online menu without entering them.
  • Minor online fixes.

Known issue:

  • Error 401 may appear – returning to the main menu and entering online again fixes the issue.

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date:May 24th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed additional turn after activating an opponent’s pink power at the end of a round;
  • Fixed soft-lock after receiving a card draw bonus from an opponent at the end of a round;
  • AI improvements;
  • Minor texts and localization fixes.

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: May 11th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Release notes:

 

  • Stability improvements;
  • The bell notification’s added to all pink powers activation and other interactions in online matches;

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed multiplayer game causing visual issues in singleplayer;
  • Fixed incorrect bird icons displaying during some power activations;
  • Fixed visual bug in Black-headed Gull’s decision panel;
  • Fixed birds being played in incorrect habitat after switching back from the opponent’s view;
  • Fixed inability to discard eggs after switching back from the opponent’s board view;
  • Fixed issues during the undoing of a combination of birds’ powers;
  • Fixed pop-ups blocking gameplay when starting a turn or after switching games;
  • Fixed empty dice slots appearing before rerolling the birdfeeder when activating European Honey Buzzard’s power;
  • Fixed dice re-roll button not always working;
  • Fixed card icons not graying out properly when activating Red Knot’s power;
  • Fixed Automa triggering player’s pink powers in incorrect order;
  • Fixed Hummingbirds’ powers messing with the player’s turn counter display;
  • Fixed American Oystercatcher triggering the “Build Two Birds with One Stone” achievement;
  • Minor text and localization fixes

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: March 31st 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed pink powers activating an additional automa turn
  • Fixed Snow Bunting power allowing to peek a card from the deck

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: March 24th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed problem with opponent’s cards;
  • Fixed problems with exceptions on card-tucking powers;
  • Fix for the player being unable to tuck cards under birds after undoing Common Chiffchaff power.

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: March 24th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed problem with opponent’s cards;
  • Fixed problems with exceptions on card-tucking powers;
  • Fix for the player being unable to tuck cards under birds after undoing Common Chiffchaff power.

Wingspan – Ver. ??? (Big Chonky Patch)

  • Release date: March 22nd 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New information panels when brown powers do not meet the criteria for activation;
  • Birds that players can use during power activation are highlighted;
  • Changed Brant activation flow;
  • Changed rolling dice outside of birdfeeder action – only matching dice are highlighted;
  • Improved rolling dice in birdfeeder action in bird powers – removed one decision panel, food indicators replaced by food dice;
  • Players can see opponents’ face-down cards in hand;
  • Better animation for birds that the player can play on top of other birds;
  • Food and eggs indicators grayed out or highlighted accordingly during gaining or discarding resources.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed undoing bird powers in a habitat that has a bird played on two slots;
  • Fixed AI issues when the player quits to the menu during AI calculating its turn;
  • Fixed bird highlighting in Bird Atlas and tray;
  • Fixed displaying goal summary panel in archived games;
  • Fixed displaying the “Next” button in games with Automa;
  • Fixed AI issues while playing second bird in the grassland habitat;
  • Fixed disappearing feather animation for brown power activation after switching back from the opponent’s board view;
  • Minor localization fixes;
  • Changes in the counting of played birds (possible fix for the Ecologist bonus card problem).

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: February 7th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed infinite habitat activation bug with birds moving between habitats
  • Fixed tuck and drawing birds activation after interjection actions of other players
  • Fixed round panel exiting

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: February 1st 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed infinite habitat activation bug
  • Fixed paying for cards with cost X/Y/Z with cached food
  • Minor fixes in the Ukrainian language
  • Minor changes in A

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: January 19th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New audio birds assets for the Chinese language
  • Main game scene optimization
  • Improved AI with flocking powers
  • Snow Bunting counts for the Photographer bonus card now
  • Fixed using cached food with Thekla’s Lark and Eurasian Nutcracker powers
  • Fixed non-refreshing tray before “Round End” powers activation
  • Fixed using more than 6 food when paying for a bird
  • Fixed visual bug after playing European Turtle Dove and exiting the match
  • Fixed +1 turn in turn counter after playing a bird

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: December 21st 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

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

  • adds new language: Ukrainian

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: December 14th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed errors in online games happening at larger player counts.

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: December 8th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New project announcement added to the shop
  • Fixed frequent game refreshing while previewing other players in online games
  • Fixed an additional turn at the end of the round
  • Fixed starting EE tutorial from the “End-of-round powers” segment

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: November 30th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed skipping birds’ powers after activating Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Anna’s Hummingbird, birds with “Steal food” power, and other similar birds
  • Game performance fixes

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: November 25th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed disappearing bird feeder when starting a new game
  • Fixed cards missing in the tray after drawing
  • Fixed issue on leaving the game while using birds with power “All players draw 1 card from the deck”

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: November 23rd 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed Goldfinch and Snow Bunting triggering each other
  • Fixed Eleonora’s Falcon not triggering pink power
  • Fixed playing Oystercatcher with Round End powers
  • Fixed additional action cubes after triggering AI’s pink powers
  • Fixed bug with additional action cubes caused by Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Anna’s Hummingbird
  • Fixed Eurasian Golden Oriole and Eurasian Tree Sparrow bug in Automa mode
  • Fixed 9004 error in Online games
  • Fixed notification when using Common Moorhen to play Oystercatcher
  • Fixed bonus card visible in the bird’s atlas
  • Fixed minor visual bug in settings
  • Fixed Snowy Owl’s habitat icons in Overview
  • Fixed resolution change bug
  • Fixed Squacco Heron translation mistake in Japanese
  • Fixed minor visual bugs while playing Montagu’s Harrier, Common Buzzard, Red Kite and Eurasian Hobby
  • Fixed buttons when using birds with “Play a second bird” power
  • Fixed bugs concerning “Toucan of my appreciation” and “Ill Eagle” achievements
  • Fixed missing feather colors for birds from EE
  • Fixed issues with DLCs not being properly loaded

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: September 7th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed animation of Yellow-Breasted Chat
  • Fixed a minor bug when leaving Automa’s overview in the finished game
  • Fixed additional card draw after using Wilson’s Storm-Petrel and Red-Breasted Merganser
  • Fixed Parrot Crossbill issue
  • Fixed playing Montagu’s Harrier, Common Buzzard, Red Kite and Eurasian Hobby on birds with caught food

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: August 18th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed missing action cubes after using Hummingbirds
  • Fixed custom automa settings in the replayed game
  • Fixed triggering own pink power
  • Fixed buttons when playings birds with the “Play a second bird” power
  • Fixed beginning game with two starting hands
  • Fixed European Expansion bonus cards in automa with disabled expansion
  • Fixed Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck & Coal Tit issue
  • Fixed playing Montagu’s Harrier, Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Eurasian Hobby on Overview
  • Fixed Mute Swan and Common Moorhen issue
  • Fixed egg-laying issue after playing birds that cover 2 spaces
  • Fixed getting achievements after using Round End birds
  • Disabled the sound of writing in the tutorial

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: June 27th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed Citizen Scientist bonus card
  • Fixed Oystercatcher + Belted Kingfisher issue
  • Fixed gaining food on turn end
  • Fixed Passenger 57 achievement
  • Further fixes within birds with pink powers

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: June 3rd 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed blocking tutorial while playing with a pad

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: June 1st 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed Ruff card icons
  • Fixed paying with cashed food
  • Fixed Common Goldeneye laying eggs with only one click
  • Fixed missing & additional/unnecessary turns
  • Fixed played bird in the wrong habitat in the tutorial

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: May 19th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed CPU performance
  • Fixed Japanese goal tiles
  • Fixed automa bonus card

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: May 12th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed Eastern Kingbird activation
  • Fixed Audouin’s Gull activation
  • Fixed Snow Bunting activation sequence
  • Fixed Hummingbird skipping activation in the habitat

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: May 9th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

-Fixed Snow Bunting pink power
-Fixed European Goldfinch pink power
-Fixed Japanese goal tiles
-Fixed Northern Harrier Latin name
-Fixed sometimes missing overview button
-Fixed Common Goldeneye counting toward Anatomist bonus card

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: May 5th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Changes:
– Added new European Expansion in online matchmaking games for everyone (!)
– Added a new European Expansion tutorial
– AI major overhaul
– better AI logic
– faster AI turn times
– AI birds powers major rework
– Automa changes – minor changes to Automa turn screen for better user experience
– Added a new online profile panel
– Added new toggle expansions popup in custom game
– Updated credits
– Added play birds sound button in the atlas
– Added card preview while taking from the card deck

Fixes:
– Fixed missing confirm buttons
– Fixed End of round power sometimes blocking
– Fixed refreshing online turns
– Fixed missing focus buttons
– Fixed mouse and controller navigation on scrollable lists

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: February 23rd 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed localization issue inside the store
  • Fixed Summer Solstice background glitching bucket sound

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: February 16th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed missing music on Halloween background
  • Introduced review other players after transforming the online game to local
  • Fixed Lazuli Bunting blinkings wings

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: February 7th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

– Fixed laying eggs decisions after previewing another player
– Fixed Tooltips texts in overview while drawing cards
– Potentially fixed problems with incorrect game resolution leading to a crash
– Added in-game store and the Seasonal Decorative Pack is now available

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: January 25th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed challange food distribution
  • Fixed failed online game creation
  • Fixed missing back/next button in tutorial
  • Fixed “Not enough food” blocking popup

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: December 21st 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Fixed Portrait & Background navigation.
End Game Screen minor rework.
Fixed saving chosen settings after closing settings screen.

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: November 25th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Fixed an issue with the missing confirm/back button.
Fixed Black Vulture power.
Fixed getting stuck in tutorial while gaining food.
Fixed a major issue with timeouts.
Introduced new cheating prevention methods.

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: October 20th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

– Multiplayer fixes for unstable connections.
– Hermit Trush-type & Common Loon-type AI issue fixed

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: October 12th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

1. Timeout system in multiplayer fixed (hopefully!)
2. Hermit Trush-type power fixed
3. Common Loon-type power fixed
4. AI round save fixed
5. Korean translation update

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: September 9th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

– Fixed Red-Breasted Merganser food cost
– Fixed animation freezing after enabling/disabling animation button
– Fixed floating gamepad tracker

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: September 2nd 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

– Improved timeout notification
– Fixed goal tooltips glitches
– Bonus card graphic rework

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: July 23rd 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

– Fixed Red-Breasted Merganser food cost
– Larger font size on cards
– Fixed sometimes missing confirm button

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: July 16th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Fixed the wild food resource display when playing a bird

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: July 15th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

– Fixed timeout mechanism & “karma stealing”
– Fixed overlapping timeout popup in online play
– Fixed some missing UI sounds

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: July 5th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

– Fixed Swift Start cards counting towards bonus cards
– Swift Start birds now have a new expansion icon

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: June 24th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

– Fixed White-Throated Swift skills;
– Fixed “A Real Know it Owl” achievement;
– Fixed trivia text for the new Swift-Start cards.

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: June 18th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Features
  • Swift Start cards and mechanic added to the game
Bugfixes
  • Timeout errors in online multiplayer fixes
  • Font glitches fixes in some languages

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: June 12th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Hotfix for pause menu match tiles updating.
  • Hotfix for Online menu match tiles updating.
  • Hotfix for player name flow (a number of fixes for the name change dialog).

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: June 10th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Features:
  • option to save during Tutorial added
Bugfixes:
  • Fair-feather Friends online achievement fixed
  • issues with gamepad controls in the online lobby fixed
  • minor localization & text fixes
Quality of life changes:
  • online performance improved
  • overall game performance improved
  • player names added as tooltips in online lobby

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: March 25th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • new, limited-time spring background added
  • Spring “Champ of the Birds” challenge coming on 29th March

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: February 25th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • fixed the turn pop-up not disappearing in some instances
  • fixed the online game disconnect pop-up – when another player leaves the game, the text on the pop-up will now properly reflect that

Wingspan – Ver. ???

  • Release date: February 11th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Bugfixes:
  • end-of-round goals point calculation fixed for some cases
  • audio artifacts appearing sporadically when opening the game removed
  • popup added in online multiplayer games, in-between player turns, possibly fixing some online related issues
Quality of life changes:
  • option to manually reroll the bird feeder added in certain in-game situations
Misc:
  • Valentine’s Day background

How to download updates for Wingspan for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Wingspan, 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;

OR

  • 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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