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Don’t Starve Together Maxwell Character Update (version 1.4.0) available now, patch notes

Posted on January 26, 2023 by in News, Switch eShop

A new update has been released for Don’t Starve Together, bringing the game up to version 1.4.0. on Switch. Titled the Maxwell Character Update, it brings a new “Encore” to the game, as well as a variety of changes and quality of life features. Full details can be found below:

The former Nightmare King suddenly finds himself facing his past… and a choice about his future. Everyone take your seats, the Amazing Maxwell’s next act is about to begin.


Codex Umbra is now a spell book that feeds off of Sanity and Nightmare Fuel only.
Added a spell wheel UI for reading the Codex Umbra in your inventory.
Maxwell now summons the following shadow puppets:
Shadow Servant
Shadow Duelist
Maxwell now controls up to six puppets at a time.
These improved puppets automatically aggro or work within their summoned area for a set duration before expiring.
Equipping shadowy equipment will increase the power of Shadow Duelists.
This includes, but is not limited to, most things crafted from Shadow Magic or Ancient Pseudoscience.
Maxwell now summons the following crowd control shadows:
Shadow Sneak
Shadow Prison
All shadows can be summoned on the ocean.
Maxwell can craft the Magician’s Top Hat and Magician’s Chest.
Magician’s Top Hat, Magician’s Chest, and Shadow Chester are all connected to one shadow dimensional storage in the Forest, and another one while in the Caves.

Additional Changes:

Controller twin-stick aiming for AoE targeting spells.
Inventory bar actions, such as dropping, refuelling, and repairing items, can now be performed on controllers while auto-pause is enabled.
AoE attack hit boxes for Ancient Sentrypede, Eye of Terror, Twins of Terror, and Celestial Champion have been updated to account for the size of their targets.
Adjusted the tracking of Twins of Terror’s dash attacks accordingly.


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