Mutant Year Zero on Switch Gets a Launch Patch to Address Graphical Performance Issues

Mutant Year Zero on Switch Gets a Launch Patch to Address Graphical Performance Issues

While the Switch version had a bit of a rough launch, a day one patch for Mutant Year Zero on Switch is out that provides some big changes.

Coming off its original release late last year, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden developed into a cult hit thanks to its unique world and characters combined with challenging strategy gameplay. This week saw the game’s release to a new audience on Nintendo Switch, and while the port initially seemed to be a bit rough around the edges, the game’s development team have addressed some of the Switch version’s notable performance issues with a launch update.

Developer The Bearded Ladies detailed that a launch day update is now available for the Nintendo Switch version of Mutant Year Zero that provides overall improvements and updates for the game’s visuals and technical performance “compared to what’s on the retail disc and the initial digital release.”

As noted in our review, the Switch version of Mutant Year Zero initially saw some steep graphical downgrades from the game’s original release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC largely due to visuals that were lacking in detail and depth. However, publisher Funcom reached out and explained that the review version of the game on Switch was not a final launch build of the game, indicating that the day one patch seems to offer some substantial improvements to the game’s technical performance.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.