Hacking [List] Games required Firmware version

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:switch: Switch minimal required firmware version list for games (cartridge and E-shop) :switch:
So the idea is actually very simple: in this list we will put the games and their minimal installed version of a certain firmware that is needed to play the game that has NO update installed.
This way you are not wasting money on buying a game that you can't play. (I had 3.0.0 and bought Pankapu and it needed to update to 3.0.2 :glare: as example)
This list is for cartridge and E-shop games! Another reason for this list is to see what games you are missing out on when staying on a lower firmware. :unsure:

This tread is for people that do play original legit games. Since I do not have a hacked Switch this list will only be for legit games.

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Last date updated: 30 Juli 2018
Last game added/ changed: Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (4.1.0) - Sonic Mania Plus (5.0.2) - Octopath Traveler (5.0.1)

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:shit: I am with holidays... so do not expect to much updates here for a while... :shit:

Name of game - {Serialnumber of cartridge > These are the last 3 digits on the back} - [Notes]

:teach: We know that the required firmware on games is also packet on the cartridge. :teach:
:!: System updates are not the same as game updates. However, a game update can make your game unplayable on a lower firmware! So beware!
:!: When buying games from the E-shop you will receive the latest version... chances are that you need to update your Switch to play the game you just bought!
:unsure: So watch out when buying games in the E-shop. I am not responsible for any mistakes in this list, or for games that you can't play.
:arrow: Updates are not automatically. You always are in full control. If you want to remove the update notification see below.

:switch: Help me with this list! If you know a game that is not on the list please report :) :switch:

:discuss: If you are looking what firmware is on what revisions of the cartridge you need to go here > Cartridge information collection :discuss:
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Quick dirty spoiler:
000 - playable below 3.0.0 / 001 - needs at least 3.0.1 / 002 - needs at least 4.0.1 :moogle:

  • Sonic Mania Plus
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Attack on Titan - [Need to update to play online]
  • Battle Chasers Nightwar -
  • ChromaGun - [E-shop]
  • Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy
  • Dead Cells - [Tested on cartridge, however E-shop will allways need latest update]
  • Donkey Kong - Tropical Freeze
  • Furi - [E-shop]
  • Harvest Moon Light of Hope
  • Owlboy
  • Legend of Kay: Anniversary
  • Kirby Star Alies - [When installing day 1 update/ patch it needs 5.0.0!]
  • Nuclien - [E-Shop]
  • Nine Parchments - [E-shop]
  • Nintendo Labo - all kits
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Monster Hunter Generations
  • Mega Man: Legacy Colletion 1 & 2
  • Mega Man: Legacy Colletion X1 & X2
  • Overcooked 2
  • Penny Punching Princess
  • Runner3
  • Steamworld Dig 2
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
  • Yooka Laylee - [E-Shop]
  • Wild Guns Reloaded
  • Wolfenstein II The New Colossus
  • Wonderboy: Dragon's Trap
  • Zelda Breath of the Wild - DLC 2: Champions Balad - [E-Shop DLC download]
  • Bayonetta 1 & 2 - [However, when downloading Bayonetta 1 from the E-shop it might be possible that it will ask you for the latest firmware as all the digital downloads can do]
  • Energy Invaders - [E-Shop]
  • Tiny Troopers - [E-Shop]
  • Spelunker Party - [E-Shop]
  • Vesta - [E-Shop]
  • Just Dance 2018
  • L.A. Noire - [Watch out... this is a E-shop download... so it might ask you for an update!]
  • Lost Sphear
  • Maria The Witch
  • Monopoly
  • Sonic Forces - [Day 1 patch (version 1.01) needs 4.0.1 to be played]
  • Star Ghost
  • Super Beat Sports
  • Rime
  • Rocket League
  • Don't knock twice
  • Golf Story
  • Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon
  • Pankapu
  • Project Octopath Traveler (DEMO)
  • Resident Evil Revelations
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • Steam World Digg 2
  • Stardew Valley
  • SUPERBEAT: XONiC
  • Time Recoil
  • Sonic Mania
  • Syberia 1 + 2
  • Xenoblade 2
  • 3D Mini Golf
  • Axiom Verge
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt
  • Batman: The Telltale Series
  • Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers
  • Doom
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Fifa 2018
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Gal Metal!
  • Gear.Club Unlimited
  • Gorogea
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Ittle Dew 2+
  • Lets Sing 2018
  • Minecraft Switch Edition
  • Overcooked: Special edition
  • Shovel Knight - Spector of Torment
  • Shovel Knight - Treasure Trove
  • Snipper Clips PLUS - {000 can be played on <2.3.0. | 001 can be played on >3.0.1} - [Cartridge version with latest DLC edition on it only... original version (none Plus) is E-Shop only and plays on 1.0.0]
  • Skyrim (who would have thought that :P)
  • Super Mario Odyssey - [Day1 patch needs 4.0.0 to be played]
  • The Bridge
  • The end is Nigh
  • WWE 2K18
  • Zelda Breath of the Wild - DLC 1: Master Trails - [DLC needs at least 3.0.1 to be played but when downloaded now needs the newest firmware]
  • Crimsonland
  • Fast RMX
  • Implosion
  • Kamiko
  • Namco Museum
  • Minecraft - Story Mode The Complete Adventure
  • Oceanhorn - Monster of the uncharted seas
  • Pokken Tournament DX - {000 can be played on < 3.0.0. If your cartridge is 001 and up you need to update + higher update on card} - [You can use this to update a lower Switch to firmware 3.0.0!]
  • Sonic Forces
  • Tiny Barbarian DX
  • Troll and I
  • 1-2 Switch
  • 88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition
  • Arms - {000 can be played on <2.3.0. | 001 can be played on >3.0.1 | 002 can be played on >4.0.1} - [Game needs update to play online]
  • Cars 3: Driven to win
  • Cave Story PLUS - {000 can be played on <2.3.0. | 001 can be played on >3.0.1 | 002 can be played on >4.0.1}
  • Disgaea 5 Complete
  • Dragon Ball Z - Xenoverse 2
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I・II
  • Farming Simulator
  • Fate/ Extella: The Umbral Star
  • Has been heroes
  • Human Resource Machine
  • I am Setsuna
  • Just Dance 2017
  • Lego City Undercover
  • Lego World
  • Mario Kart Deluxe - {000 can be played on < 2.3.0. If your cartridge is 001 and up you need to update above 4.0.1}
  • Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker
  • Monster Hunter XX
  • One Piece Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • Rayman Legends
  • R.B.I. Baseball 2017
  • Retro City Rampage DX
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - [DLC needs 4.0.0 to be played]
  • Seiken Densetsu Collection
  • Sine Mora EX
  • Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase
  • Sonic Forces
  • Snipper Clips
  • Splatoon 2 - [Game needs update to play online]
  • Skylanders: Imaginators
  • Super Bomberman R
  • The Binding of Isaac - Aftermath+
  • Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle
  • Ultra Street Fighter II The Final Challengers
  • World of Goo
  • Zelda Breath of the Wild - {000 can be played on <2.3.0. | 001 can only be played on >3.0.1 | 002 can only be played on >4.0.1} - [Launch version, all DLC will kill 2.3.0 and lower compatibility!]

1. First make sure you cancel the upgrade!
2. Then press the power button and hold for about 5 seconds
3. Choose power off
4. Hold down VOL+ and VOL- and pres simultaneously the power button
5. Choose update but do not update... instead cancel the process!
6. Shut down the console and restart normally

However, when connected to the internet it will soon prompt for update.
 

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Splatoon 2 is 2.3.0 not 3.0.0

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Pokken tournament is 3.0.0
 
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This list should really be just for physical game. To my knowledge any eshop games/update/dlc new or old that is for purchase or download today from eshop will require update to access the eshop
 

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This list should really be just for physical game. To my knowledge any eshop games/update/dlc new or old that is for purchase or download today from eshop will require update to access the eshop
That's not true. I had 3.0.0 and could go in to the E-shop without installing any update. But to play Pankapu it needed to install the update.
And there is a way to install game updates without updating the Switch itself!
 
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That's not true. I had 3.0.0 and could go in to the E-shop without installing any update. But to play Pankapu it needed to install the update.
And there is a way to install game updates without updating the Switch itself!

This says otherwise. https://gbatemp.net/threads/switch-updating-faq.481266/
You can link a post on how to do so. It would help a lot of people updating games with updating firmware
 

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Project Octopath demo requires 3.0.2 so don't even bother downloading it unless you're willing to update.
That's not true. I had 3.0.0 and could go in to the E-shop without installing any update. But to play Pankapu it needed to install the update.
And there is a way to install game updates without updating the Switch itself!
Same, I was on 3.0.1 and could access eShop and download Octopath but when I tried to actually run it it told me it needed a firmware update to run.
I expect it won't be long before Nintendo updates the version check to require the latest firmware to access anything though. They usually don't update the check right away, so they're probably just giving people with bad internet some time before they are required to update.
 

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It does 2 weeks ago. There I updated Snipper Clips without the need for a system update.
I just tried it now with Mario Kart 8 and have gotten error code 2016-1100 twice. "A system update is required to download this data."
 
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