To update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 00:55 GMT]: Version 1.1.0 is officially available! To manually update the title, press + on the game icon from the start menu and then select the ‘software update’ option.
Original article [Thu 1st Dec, 2022 03:15 GMT]: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been available on the Nintendo Switch for a few weeks now, and since their release, there have been a lot of concerns about the game’s technological issues. Although Gen 9 is a step in the right direction for the series with its new open-world gameplay, performance issues and bugs have made it quite difficult for some trainers to enjoy.
Now, in an update, Nintendo has announced that a new patch for Scarlet and Violet will be released on December 1st (aka later today). In addition to the full patch notes via the official support page, he also apologized for the game’s issues and mentioned how he is taking player feedback into account and aims to give trainers around the world a ” positive experience.”
“We are aware that players may encounter issues that affect game performance. Our goal is always to provide players with a positive experience with our games and we apologize for any inconvenience. We take player feedback very seriously and are working to improve the games.”
As for the update (Version 1.1.0), players can look forward to Season 1 of the game’s ranked battles, a music fix, and “other selected bug fixes” that are not listed below:
version 1.1.0 (Release on December 1, 2022)
– Season 1 of Ranked Battles will start, allowing you to enjoy Ranked Battles through the Battle Arena.
– Please refer to the in-game notice for more details on Season 1 of Ranked Battles.
– Fixed an issue that caused music to not play correctly during battles with the Elite Four and Top Champion on the Victory Road.
– Made other selected bug fixes.
In our own Pokemon Scarlet and Violet review here on Nintendo Life, we mentioned how excited we were for the future of the series, but couldn’t get past the performance issues and wildly inconsistent visuals. Since then, bugs and tech issues have been well documented. You can catch up on this in some of our previous stories: