Nintendo Switch Catch Up & Synch

Hi Adventurers,

Since Gems of War released on Nintendo Switch, you’ve had your own separate events and new content release schedule in comparison to all the other platforms the game can be played on.

Originally, we set your event schedule up differently due to Nintendo Switch having different game update requirements to the other platforms, which meant we were limited in how many updates we could provide you per year. The separate schedule also allowed us to release old content to you without inundating you with several years of game content all at once when the game launched on Switch.

However, we’re now able to release Gems of War updates more inline with the other platforms and Switch has been running for almost 4 years now, so it’s time to catch up and synch up!

Gems of War players on Nintendo Switch will still be on their own Gems of War server playing with and against other Switch players, however, you will soon have the same content and events every week as our PC, mobile, Xbox and Playstation players.

There’s quite a few benefits to catching Switch up and putting you on the same schedule as everyone else, but the main ones are:

  • All Gems of War players get to experience all the new updates, content and events at the same time. No more seeing what shiny new things everyone else is getting and not be able to get your hands on it yet!
  • We can reduce the number of Blog entries and social media posts we’re making each week by half because Switch will have the same announcements as everyone else. This will give our team more time to focus on you and your enjoyment of the game.
  • Less Problems – Currently, we have a whole set of extra events and content to plan, implement and test. By catching up Switch and synching the schedule, we can free up time to focus more on planning, implementing and testing the same content for all platforms.

The Plan

On Monday March 18th at 7am GMT (weekly reset time), Switch will start running from the same event and content calendar as all the other platforms.

  • The start of the next Campaign on Switch will be delayed, so that you can start the next Campaign alongside everyone else.
  • In the meantime we will run several new events Switch hasn’t had a chance to experience yet. This will help you catch up before the synch.
  • Roughly 35 days after March 18th, a Global Mail will be sent to all Switch players containing Chest Keys, Vault Keys, Diamonds and Chaos Shards to help you collect some of the Troops that weren’t available on Switch prior to the synch. The date for this mail will be announced closer to the time.

Content Catch Up

All previously unreleased content such as Troops, Pet and Weapons will be released to Switch as part of the synch. There’s going to be a lot of new stuff!

All this new content will be available where you’d expect to find any new content that had been released via your normal event schedule. For example:

  • Tarot and Gnome Troops will be found in the Vault
  • Faction Troops will be found in Chaos Portals in the Underworld
  • Event Weapons can be crafted in the Soulforge during their Kingdom’s event weeks
  • Pets will be available in Pet Rescues
    • Cosmetic Pets will be available during special scheduled 24 hour Pet Rescues as part of the regular event schedule & in Harper’s Magical Managerie Offers
  • Chat emojis, portraits and titles will be available for purchase in the chat window

We’re so happy to finally bring Switch the same content as everyone else so we can share all the excitement with the rest of the community when new content releases and new events start. We’re sure you’ll enjoy getting your hands on the Troops and Weapons you’ve all been asking for.