Pokemon Scarlet and Violet patch: Everything we know

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has had a troubled launch with reports of performance issues hindering trainers’ progress and fun. Will an upcoming patch smooth over the rough edges?

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are pushing the hardware of the Nintendo Switch to its limit. As a result, the ambitious open-world adventure is riddled with bugs and performance issues with some players complaining the game is unplayable in its current state.

While lots of trainers have still been able to have a good time in Game Freak’s bottomless sandbox, the world of Paldea clearly needs some attention in the form of a patch before it can become the experience it deserves to be. Here’s everything we know about a Pokemon Scarlet and Violet patch to fix the game’s many issues.

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There’s an excellent game hiding in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Is there a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet patch?

The only patch there has been so far for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet was the day one patch that was released just before the game arrived. This patch helped fix some bugs and performance issues, but many problems still remain.

As a result, fans are calling for Game Freak to release a much more significant patch that helps the game run smoothly when the console is docked and in portable mode. At present, the Nintendo Switch family of consoles is still having trouble running Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, with the game being the most technically demanding Pokemon title to date.

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Patch 1.1.0 details

Nintendo has responded to reports of poor Pokemon Scarlet and Violet performance and has said they take the issue “seriously.” To help fix some of the bugs, the 1.1.0 patch will release on December 1, 2022 and will address several bugs, including one where the wrong music track plays during battles.

Nintendo has acknowledged that much more work needs to be done to fix Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and has assured those who’ve bought them that they “are working on improvements to the games,” as well as apologizing to those affected.

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The patch also adds the Ranked Battles feature, a competitive mode new to Scarlet and Violet.

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet patch 1.2

Scarlet & Violet will get a second patch in the version 1.2 update in February. It will “include bug fixes and add functionality” to the games.

There’s no word on what that added functionality will be as of yet, but here’s to hoping that the update will help fix at least some of the issues that players have been experiencing since launch.

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