Nintendo Apologizes For Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Performance Issues, Releases Update 1.1.0

Nintendo says it's taking players' comments "seriously."

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will soon receive an update, bringing it to version 1.1.0 on the Nintendo Switch. The update contains several bug fixes and more. Moreover, Nintendo says that it takes user feedback seriously and that improvements are always in the works.

Pokemon is undoubtedly one of the most successful franchises worldwide with a hugely loyal fanbase. Considering its years of legacy after the first game saw the light in 1996 and the rest stated the history until now, the expectations with every new Pokemon title go even higher.

Major Takeaways:

  • Nintendo has announced patch 1.1.0 for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
  • The update will be coming later today and intends to fix numerous bugs and issues.
  • Nintendo claims they take the users’ feedback seriously and will continue to work for the betterment of the games.

With the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on November 18th this year, the game rapidly caught the spotlight and became one of the most-sold titles worldwide topping several regional charts. But we can’t deny the challenges Pokemon Scarlet and Violet brought up for the series.

The release of the new mainline entries into the series has been met with criticism and it’s only getting worse. The technical issues, bugs, and certain other complaints earned both games a low Metacritic score making them the series’ lowest-rated mainline titles.

However, Nintendo has finally decided to address the issues. Today through the official Nintendo of America Twitter account, they announced an update 1.1.0 that’s coming on 1st December which means probably later today.

Based on the patch notes on the official website, the main reason for this update is to start the Season 1 Ranked Battles in the game, but the actual list of bug fixes is quite small.

Ver. 1.1.0 (Releasing December 1, 2022)

  • Season 1 of Ranked Battles will kick off, allowing you to enjoy Ranked Battles through the Battle Stadium.
    • Please check the in-game notice for more details about Ranked Battles Season 1.
  • An issue has been fixed that caused the music to not play correctly during the battles with the Elite Four and the Top Champion in the Victory Road path.
  • Other select bug fixes have been made.

Nintendo also included an apology statement and intends to keep working on the games’ improvement. As taken from their official website Nintendo states:

We are aware that players may encounter issues that affect the games’ performance. Our goal is always to give players a positive experience with our games, and we apologize for the inconvenience. We take the feedback from players seriously and are working on improvements to the games.

That suggests that additional fixes to enhance the game’s performance may be in the works. On November 10, Nintendo released an update 1.0.1 that was meant to fix the flaws, but for some reason, the fans weren’t convinced.

Recently, the discussion around disabilities has also been fueled by Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Fans criticized the developers for removing Audio/Visual indicators for the Shinies in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, landing Game Freak in hot water once more.

We’re not sure if the Audio/Visual indicators will be back. That can only be known after the patch is available.

Anyways, despite the controversies, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is one of the most successful games of 2022. Both the games topped the charts in Japan and Italy for their launch week putting behind the major November release; God of War Ragnarok. It also became the UK’s biggest launch of 2022 breaking FIFA 23’s record.

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