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Alien Hominid Invasion “The Juicy Variety” update out now, patch notes

Posted on June 17, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Alien Hominid Invasion The Juicy Variety update

Heads up for Alien Hominid Invasion players as a new update, dubbed “The Juicy Variety”, is now here on Switch.

The updates includes various new content for the game plus adjustments, fixes, and more. There’s new content and mechanics, including new level areas, dangerous new hazards (crafty aliens can use some to their advantage), game-changing loot modifiers (dodge roll while dropping a bomb), lower intel requirements (spend less time pushing papers), a brand new alien mutation, and the mini-boss that you can pilot after defeating: the MECHA F.R.O.G.

We have the full rundown on the update below.

Alien Hominid Invasion The Juicy Variety update patch notes

New Content (JUICY VARIETY!)

  • 1. Ricochet Pads: Ricochet pads bounce your shots off in different directions, which sometimes helps and sometimes doesn’t. If you hit their underside, they will explode!
  • 2. Shutters: Shooting one affects all the others, so plan accordingly!
  • 3. Pinball Bumper: Pinball bumpers can be used to your advantage, or maybe not – it really depends on how much chaos is on the screen at any given time.
  • 4. Mine Layers: Every single enemy drops explosive mines when they die.
  • 5. Grind Lines: Grind lines have appeared around city blocks for you to zip around on new slippery angles and slopes. Invade radically!

New Mutation

  • 1. Orbiter: With every use, the Orbiter mutation spawns a projectile that circles you, making you a close-range killer! Using it a second time will make a temporary platform.

New Mini Boss

  • MECHA F.R.O.G.: Invaders can now encounter the Mecha F.R.O.G. as a mini-boss at the end of city blocks! If you defeat the Mecha F.R.O.G, some say you can use it as a vehicle… MECH RAMPAGE?!

New Loot Modifiers

With most of these additions come new combinations of builds you can discover using previously existing modifiers!

  • 1. Roll/dive Bomb: Chance to leave a bomb upon any roll or dive. Higher quality loot for higher chances!
  • 2. Double Jump Reflect: Create a small deflection blast around you after a double jump.
  • 3. Chargeshot Juice Regen: Hold down your chargeshot to generate Mutation Juice for your alien friends! Higher quality loot for more juice per second!
  • 4. Metal Detector: Find lunch money while digging in the ground! Higher quality loot for more lunch money!

New Art and Areas

  • 1. Highway Underpass and Overpass
  • 2. Rubble of What Once Was
  • 3. A Lot of Parking Lot
  • 4. New Background Art Updates: Art for Meow Motors, Gas Pass, Cinema, Bookstore, and the ad for Horseass Grillery has been updated! Sidewalks are more destroyed, yay for destruction!


  • 1. Keybot and Chomper Wall Level Adjustments: The Keybot now spawns earlier in Chomper Wall levels! Chase it down and shoot it while running from the spike wall.
  • 2. Hazard Change: Bounder: The Bounder is now larger and in charger. He shall not be ignored!
  • 3. Mutation Change: Dispatch: Helper invader aliens will shoot more often and scale with player damage (both Dispatcher mutation aliens and those found in the wild).
  • 4. Objective Change: WOOSTER Arrives: The generic “Kill-Purple-Enemies” objective has been replaced with WOOSTER, the ultra-wide robot.
  • 5. Objective Change: Ice Cream: Agents now carry around ice cream they’ve stolen from the sewer children. You must defeat the agent and return the ice cream to the child!
  • 6. More Level Updates! There are now many more vehicles to jump around on and explode! Suburban areas have also been retooled with a sprinkle of new things to discover.


  • 1. Danger Level: Danger Level now caps out at 15 minutes instead of 7.5, but the max values (damage, projectile speed, etc.) are now twice as high.
  • 2. Fax Machine and Intel: Fax Machines will now spawn closer, meaning the Mothership has less reason to get mad at you, right? Less intel is required per objective, too!
  • 3. Eradicators: Eradicators now have less health and hog less of the area.
  • 4. Spark Bot: The bot that breathes flames won’t be knocking you away anymore, so remember to stop, drop, n’ roll!
  • 5. Juiceman: Juiceman’s health has been raised, and his dig attack is now buffed.
  • 6. Grunt Agents: Grunt agents spawned in swarm levels are no longer weaker than normal grunts.
  • 7. Lightning Gun: Lightning Gun’s charge shot has been buffed and is now better at triggering the chain lightning effect, but the regular shot is slightly worse at applying the status.
  • 8. Alien Blaster: Alien Blaster now deals slightly more damage, is twice as accurate, and has slightly more range. For those who love the classics – we see you!
  • 9. Medic Mutation: The Medic mutation can be used more often, but now heals slightly less. Apologies if you haven’t gotten that achievement yet.
  • 10. Newborn Hominid Stats: Newborn hominids run and dig slightly slower, but jump slightly faster. Jumping around and dodging bullets should now be a bit easier, but riding enemies, movement modifiers, and the Speed Demon mutation are more key than ever when cross-country invading!

Quality of Alien Lifeform Updates

  • 1. Turret Hazard: Turret hazards that shoot weighted orbs can now be destroyed because they are annoying when you can’t!
  • 2. Flinch Recovery: Aliens now recover from flinching more quickly! You’ll find yourself recovering faster, so you can survive a little more.
  • 3. Bigger Boost Numbers: Numbers found on your boost slots are universally stronger than before! BIGGER NUMBERS, BIGGER POWER!
  • 4. Agent Blaster Projectile: The agent blaster projectile’s flinch and stun effect has been shortened.
  • 5. Indicator on Riding Enemies: Don’t lose sight of yourself when riding on enemies with this new handy dandy graphic!
  • 6. Mothership Memory UI: The Mothership’s memory UI has been updated to be organized a bit better.

Bug Fixes

  • Gameplay – Fixed a bug where advanced objectives were not available in railroad levels
  • Gameplay – Fixed a bug with Armored Flametroopers moving slowly in C.H.O.M.P.E.R. lockdown zones
  • Gameplay – Fixed a bug where location indicator icons displayed the pigment of the AI alien rather than the players’
  • Gameplay – players are now able to ride
  • Online – Fixed a bug with online camera movement when players are in arena wall objectives
  • Online – Fixed a bug where visual indicators for crits were not visible to all players
  • Online – Fixed various bugs with joining an online game that is at the final in-game cutscene
  • Level – Fixed a bug where there would be an inaccurate amount of agents in the observation room prior to a boss level
  • Level – Fixed a bug where the General would appear crying again after a sequence had ended. Poor General 🙁
  • Localization – adjusted some translations based on feedback
  • General – Various Local and Online QOL bug fixes

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