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How to Update TETRIS® 99

In this article, you'll learn how to install the update for TETRIS® 99 on Nintendo Switch.

On 11 December 2019 a new software update for TETRIS® 99 became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.

Additional Information:

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s online features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the console is connected to the internet, the update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.


Version 2.1.0

  • Features
    • Added Team Battle mode.
    • Added Password Match to TETRIS® 99 and Team Battle modes.
    • Enabled additional button assignment customisation options.
    • Made previously released event themes (Grand Prix 01-04) available. Event themes can be unlocked by exchanging 30 tickets.
    • Added a new Team Battle-themed player icon.
  • General
    • Improved gameplay by addressing a few bugs.

Version 2.0.0

  • Functionality
    • Main Menu screen redesigned.
    • New TETRIS® 99 Invictus mode added. It is unlocked by achieving TETRIS® 99 Maximus in TETRIS® 99 mode.
    • New daily missions added.
    • New themes added. Complete daily missions to earn tickets that can be exchanged for new themes.
    • New player icons added.
    • Icon missions added. Complete icon missions to unlock new player icons.
    • Staff credits added.
  • Added Content
    • Additional (paid) DLC modes Local Arena and 2P Share Battle are now supported. The new DLC is playable without a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. For details on DLC, please visit the official TETRIS® 99 website.
  • General
    • The gameplay has been improved by addressing a few bugs.

Version 1.3.0

  • Functionality
    • Players can now obtain distributed themes.
    • Players can now change themes and player icons.
    • Players can now view records of their most recent ten matches.
  • Added Content
    • CPU Battle Mode and Marathon Mode paid DLC has been added.
      • You can purchase and play this additional content even if you do not have a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.
      • For more information about this additional content, please visit this page.
  • General
    • Various issues have been addressed to ensure a comfortable play experience.

Version 1.2.0

  • Changes related to events
    • We have implemented a system that grants points based on place ranking while an event is ongoing.
  • General
    • This update also includes various minor gameplay fixes.

Version 1.1.0

  • Various fixes to improve gameplay.

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