Major Update Live for Steam Sale!

We have a brief, but beautiful post for you today to confirm that Yooka-Laylee’s first major game update has now been deployed for PC (Steam), Mac and Linux players. Huzzah!

Yes we cam

This rather plump update adds more features and polish to shake a badger at, – and believe us, we’ve thought hard about that analogy – including the optional ability to skip dialogue faster, bypass cutscenes or reduce those pesky gibberish voices (which should please speedrunners), plus a brand new optional camera mode that gives players full control of where it’s pointed.

Even better, for those yet to partake, Yooka-Laylee is now available in the Steam Summer Sale for 25% off!

We’ve paid close attention to your feedback and hopefully the additions we’ve cooked up will make Yooka-Laylee an even more enjoyable experience, whether you’re playing for the first time or reptile rolling in for a second playthrough.

We’re now working hard to bring the update to console players in the coming weeks, and of course all these important additions will be included on day one on the Nintendo Switch version when it releases. Thanks again for your splendid support – and enjoy!


Update Highlights

  • New music added to the pause menu
  • New optional camera mode added with minimal assist
  • Pagies have added signposts to Hivory Towers to help guide players to new worlds
  • Design tweaks to all arcade games
  • Improved speed when scrolling through Totals Menu
  • New option for shorter ‘gibberish’ voice sound FX
  • New speech volume option
  • New ability to speed through dialogue by holding Y
  • Cut-scenes can now be skipped with Y
  • New moves section added to pause menu, with image guide
  • Camera design improvements throughout game (less scripted cameras, door cams now appear behind player etc)
  • Restart option added in the pause menu during arcade games and Kartos challenges
  • ‘Sonar-able’ objects now have clearer visual identity
  • Laser move no longer requires player to crouch
  • Minecart control and hitbox improvements, plus new visual effects
  • Transformation control improvements
  • Improved first-person aiming controls
  • New first-person aiming control options added
  • Improved flying controls
  • When transformed, collecting butterflies now restores energy
  • Hunter tonic now tracks the last 30 Quills and Casino Tokens, in addition to the Health and Power Extenders. It will also whistle at the location of the closest rare collectable.
  • Health UI is now always visible when low
  • Design tweaks in various areas (Black Hole in One, Gloomy Gem Grotto etc)
  • New icons added for keyboard/mouse controls
  • Arcade games now support per player control settings, such as vibration, inverted aim and sensitivity
  • Improved Rampo boss fight
  • Added PC Display Settings to the in-game pause menu
  • Performance improvements
  • Audio improvements


Moves! Keyboard buttons!

Bug Fix highlights

  • Fixed an issue where Pagies would not be saved if the player exchanged Casino Tokens and then closed the game.
  • Fixed an issue where the main environment in Capital Cashino would sometimes disappear when retrying the Knights of Hamalot challenge.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes crash when closing in exclusive mode.
  • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes not reset if they flew off screen in the Up ‘n’ Nova arcade game.
  • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes not be able to move forward in Up ‘n’ Nova after colliding with a Corplet Drone.
  • The ‘delete’ option for save games is now localised when running the game in Russian.
  • Fixed an issue where a floating bridge would occasionally appear in Shipwreck Creek.
  • Fixed an issue where Yooka’s tongue would sometimes disappear when attached to Space Plumbing pipes.
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to avoid the death trigger when squashed in Moodymaze Marsh’s maze challenge.
  • Fixed a geometry gap in Capital Cashino which the player could fall through.
  • Fixed an issue where electricity SFX in Power Grid could be heard in incorrect places.
  • Fixed an issue where unlocking a Tonic during the Capital Cashino Knights of Hamalot challenge would sometimes lead to a fail.
  • Fixed an issue where keyboard controls would not work for secondary players in multiplayer Arcade games.
  • Fixed an issue where the player was sometimes unable to use the first switch in Murky Passage on Mac.
  • Fixed an issue where the Up N’ Nova Arcade game’s controls would sometimes change slightly when playing for the second time.
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to become stuck in the Sonar Course in Captial Cashino if the player didn’t have Lizard Leap.
  • Arcade game menus now list all inputs used for movement when playing with keyboard/mouse.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would receive damage when attempting to go into the first laser in the Capital Cashino vault whilst invisible.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would permanently slide if stood in a small gap between two rocks at the base of the lighthouse in Galleon Galaxy.
  • Fixed an issue where failing any Knights of Hamalot challenge and declining to retry would leave the target circle visible in the world.
  • Fixed an issue where Snowmen would speak as if they were missing their hats despite completing the challenge after re-entering Glitterglaze Glacier.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would remain in the death state after respawning from failing the moving maze challenge in Moodymaze Marsh.
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to press the first switch in Murky Passage without actually being on it.
  • The save icon is now correctly displayed after selecting either Return To Hub or Save And Quit.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would enter their fall animation when standing in a specific area of Capital Cashino’s vault room.
  • Fixed an issue where dying as you hit the last target in Duke’s target challenge would sometimes softlock the game.
  • Fixed an issue where dying in the first room of the Icymetric Palae maze would cause the player to spawn behind the entrance.
  • Fixed an incorrect German translation during Rampo’s challenge.
  • Fixed an issue where Steam controllers would not function properly on OSX.
  • Fixed an issue where some of the flashing crystals in Crystalline Cave lost their colliders when the challenge was completed.
  • Fixed an issue where dying during the Moodymaze Marsh maze challenge would sometimes prevent the player from being able to use the Grand Tome to exit the world.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would be unable to use the Steam controller again after disconnecting or reconnecting during gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue with Xbox One controllers when playing on a computer with Ubuntu.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would softlock when dying as the timer hit zero in the Adam Ferguson room challenge in Icymetric Palace.
  • Fixed an issue where the player sometimes wouldn’t unlock the Super Sized achievement despite expanding all tomes and completing the game.
  • Fixed an issue where the Steam controller would sometimes lose functionality when disconnected.
  • Fixed an issue where the player was able to go beneath the ice in Tribalstack Tropics.
  • Fixed an issue where the player was unable to select “No” on a question when using mouse/keyboard controls.
  • Fixed an issue where creating a second save would sometimes cause issues in the GoG version of the game.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple players could join an Arcade game when using the spacebar after selecting the Arcade with a controller.
  • Fixed an issue where in multiplayer Hurdle Hijinx, the pause menu would not display which player paused the game when playing on Windows.
  • Fixed Infrequent stuttering on GoG version of the game.
  • Fixed an issue in OSX/Ubuntu where the Arcade ‘continue’ option would remain untranslated in French.
  • Fixed an issue where Swamp transformation challenge pressure switches weren’t in the correct positions on challenge reset.
  • Fixed an issue where Capital B could sometimes damage the player during the final boss fight whilst the player could not move.
  • Fixed an issue where parts of the trees in Shipwreck Creek would be culled when viewed from underwater.
  • Fixed an issue where Capital Cashino target course doors could be triggered multiple times.
  • Fixed an issue where Tongue slot machines in Capital Cashino would sometimes be semi-interactive when they should be deactivated.
  • Fixed an issue where the Capital Cashino Sonar Shot challenge final door would sometimes temporarily lock the player in.
  • Fixed an issue where the oxygen meter would remain on screen and continue to deplete if the player received damage as the gravity room timer hit zero.
  • The VSYNC option is now localised.
  • Fixed an issue where jump height while using Reptile Roll on slopes would be limited.
  • Fixed a hole in the base geometry of the crossed bones island in Galleon Galaxy.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would sometimes be unable to move after being killed and knocked into a doorway.
  • Fixed an issue where changing resolution and graphical quality would sometimes crash the game when launching in Exclusive Mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the Arcade Camera would occasionally become jerky.

Your Comments

  • PurpleTrident

    Lookin’ good! I’ll have to hop back on and finish collecting everything 😀

  • Chris Howarth

    “Fixed an issue where Pagies would not be saved if the player exchanged Casino Tokens and then closed the game.”
    If you’ve been a victim of this, do you have to restart the whole game in order to obtain the Pagies that are missing? I’m currently missing just one and it’s the only thing preventing me getting the last three trophies 🙁

    • Peter West

      Same here. Would rather not replay the full game for the time being if possible. If not then I guess i’ll wait a few weeks and go for another playthrough.

    • techytrev

      I’m in the same boat as you guys. I’m one pagie away from platinum! 🙁 I sure hope the patch fixes gives current game saves their missing pagie, or at the minimum let’s you collect 10 more coins to get the last pagie. I’ve also asked for clarification on twitter if the patch will fix existing game saves, but they haven’t replied too it.

      • techytrev

        Looks like it should be fixed for existing game saves! Great job Playtonic!

        “Enter Capital Cashino and it should replace all missing Tokens” –

        • DarioC

          Can anyone actually confirm this??? Nobody said the bug was fixed….I’ve seen only messages about people that still have token missing….

          • Thomas Feist

            Certainly does not work on PS4. Is this patch coming to consoles anytime soon? I want my Platinum Trophy so I can sell this piece of garbage. So disappointing. 32 hours…

    • rockfishrock

      Try booting your save and going into Capital Cashino. I hear the may well solve it now.

  • Juan D.Gonzales

    Sweet finaly i can restart the game and start from scratch just so i can fully enjoy it like it was meant to be enjoy.


  • sdfxcv

    good on you guys. i love that you really love your game

  • Robert Kowalski

    Every 5 minutes NEW Free keys Overwatch!

  • KokiriHylian

    Really nice changes! I don’t know if it was the update or just my experience, but the Up N’ Nova game feels considerably better now. I was able to beat my previous high score that I struggled with prior to the update, on just my second try after the update. I also really appreciate being able to have full control of the camera, and all the other tweaks here and there. Thanks a lot! 🙂

    Now then, do you guys think you could fix the whole “Yooka having two tongues” thing, please? 😛

    • TechnoPancake

      ^ This

    • ScionicSpectre

      I thought that was canon.

  • AMR

    What about the ssssmashing trophy?? you havant added a fix to that!?

  • Øyvind Heddeland Instefjord

    But, where is the GOG update? Isn’t it the exact same version of the game, why would the patch come at different times?

  • Federico Mariella

    when it will be released on GOG??

  • Robert Dagg

    Where is the GOG patch for the game guys? Very let down it hasn’t been released yet along with silence on the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

    • Eli Sennesh

      Indeed. I funded the game on Kickstarter, and they sent it in GOG format. Now I don’t own it on Steam, and can’t get the update! Can they maybe convert all GOG and Kickstarter customers over to Steam ownership?

  • Jay Tredenick

    Give us actual co op multiplayer. ADD another lizard in a different colour pLZ!!!

  • Still no graphics config?

  • Kyle

    what about the nintendo switch version wtf

  • Thomas Feist

    Absolutely cannot believe it. Done the entire game and on Capital Cashino I am missing 2 pagies because of a bug so no platinum trophy. I’ve never been so angry at a game, what a disappointment, how has this not been fixed when looking online it’s been an issue for months.

  • Kevin McCormack

    Why is there still no GOG patch (or a standalone patch file) after so long?

  • Youri Tom Stil

    Is this coming for ps4 too? because skipping cutscenes would be nice

  • Robby Martyr

    So where in God’s name is the PS4 patch? We supported you guys just as much, if not more than, the PC gamers.

    • Craig

      That seems unlikely. Where can I see statistics?

  • Lawrence Tapp

    Waiting for the console update before I play this game again no point doing everything else until I know my save will be fixed (missing pagie cashino)

  • JamieRothery

    I av ma save waitin for the update t finally plat the game. I just need the one casino pagie that the bug locked me art from. It’s a shame the plat trophy will be dated with the update and not when I should of earned it. I’d of bin one of the early people t get it.
    I really hope the devs don’t rush art there next game ont market in future. Am sure it’s not all their fault and Team17 were probs poking em wi a stick.

  • Looking forward to the Switch version – hope it comes out soon!! 😀

  • Hiero Almeida

    Are you going to include a ps4 pro update with the patch for console ? Like better framerate !

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  • shingetsu10

    Console owners say ‘Hi’. How much longer do we have to wait for a working copy of this game?

  • Thomas Feist

    Hi where is the PS4 patch, supposed to be out by now?

  • hi

    hi. just wondering if there will be an update soon. a tweet would be cool.

  • Yan Dawid

    These fixes are amazing, and I was going to get it on Steam until I saw how freaking cheap it was on PS4 in Tesco. Just beat the game, loved it and I really want this patch for console. Also, any news on that 64-Bit filter? 😀
    I would definitely welcome a sequel for this game because I really want more of it now – and if you guys need an extra Unity developer just let me know. 😉