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The Outer Worlds’ long-awaited update is finally live on Switch. Version 1.2 is out now, which includes a number of improvements, changes, and fixes.

Below are the full patch notes:

The Outer Worlds’ new patch for Switch has a release date. Players can download the upcoming update on October 21, Private Division, Obsidian Entertainment, and Virtuos have announced.

The full patch notes haven’t been shared just yet. However, the game’s official Twitter account did put out a comparison showing how the visuals have been improved, which you can find below.

There’s finally a bit of news about the Switch version of The Outer Worlds. It’s now been confirmed that the awaited update is arriving “later this month” with “quality of life improvements”. More details, including the patch notes, will follow soon.

The Outer Worlds launched on Switch this past June. After release, many players were left unsatisfied with the game’s performance, as the consensus was that the frame rate and resolution were subpar. This month’s update will hopefully implement some technical upgrades.


Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment have shared a new trailer for the new Peril on Gorgon DLC for The Outer Worlds. We’ve attached the video below.

Peril on Gorgon should be made available on Switch at some point based on what Obsidian has previously said, but there’s no word on a release date just yet.

Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment have debuted the first gameplay from The Outer Worlds’ Peril on Gorgon DLC with director Carrie Patel. Give it a look below.

The Outer Worlds is currently available on Switch. Peril on Gorgon has not yet received a confirmed release window on the platform, however.

Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment today unveiled The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon, a narrative expansion for the RPG.

Here’s everything you need to know:

While it’s great to have a portable version of The Outer Worlds, there’s no denying that the game could use a few improvements on Switch. The game significantly unfortunately struggles to reach its performance and resolution targets.

Thankfully, it’s been announced that a patch is on the way. Virtuos, the studio behind the port, is also said to be “investigating to further improve the game’s performance.”

Stay tuned for further information about the upcoming update, including its availability.


System: Switch
Release date: June 5, 2020
Developer: Obsidian / Virtuos
Publisher: Private Division

Almost eight months after its release on other platforms, The Outer Worlds finally makes its way to Switch, giving players the first real Fallout-esque experience on the hybrid console. The game provides a fantastic RPG experience that never feels too bloated and hits all the right notes with excellent pacing, but as for the new port, taking this ambitious game and bringing it to Nintendo’s console seemed like it may have been a bit much. We’ve seen some technical marvels appear on the platform, but there have been just as many letdowns from games that were just too poorly optimized to make for an ideal experience, even with the luxury of portable play. The Outer Worlds provides an galactic sci-fi epic that’s rich in content and immersion, and while it’s easily a game that should be a must-play for anyone with the slightest interest in RPGs, the Switch conversion is an odd bag that sits on the fine line between acceptable and sacrificial. Quite simply, The Outer Worlds on Switch is playable, but not optimal.

Private Division and Obsidian have shared a launch trailer for the Switch version of The Outer Worlds, which is out now. We have the video below.

The Outer Worlds is available both physically and digitally on Switch.

Digital Foundry has taken a closer look at the new Switch version for The Outer Worlds. Unfortunately, the results are ultimately a bit disappointing due to the game’s performance and sacrifices required to get the experience running on Nintendo’s console.

Here’s a look at the main points: