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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Receives Final Booster Packs on Nintendo Switch

After months of patiently waiting, the final two Booster Packs have been added to The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ for Nintendo Switch. These Booster Packs are free periodic content updates to the base game that add new items, trinkets, enemies and — with this final update — a new secret unlockable character.

This isn’t the only new content coming to The Binding of Isaac, however. Edmund McMillen, the series creator, spoke about the “FINAL (for real this time) DLC” late last year on his Twitter account and expects that it will be completed sometime in the first half of 2019. The title of the upcoming DLC is The Binding of Isaac: Repentance, and it is heavily inspired by the popular fan-made expansion The Binding of Isaac: Antibirth. McMillen also confirmed later that he is working closely alongside the original Antibirth team on the Repentance DLC, and that it will actually include the original Antibirth mod in the upcoming release. As with previous DLC packs, this will be a paid expansion, unlike the free Booster Packs.

Speaking of Booster Packs, up until this point, Nintendo Switch players have only received the first three Booster Packs for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. Booster Pack #4 originally launched on Steam October 10, 2017 and the final update, Booster Pack #5 released early last year on April 30, 2018. These final two updates include the largest amount of content as compared to previous packs, so if you’re itching for new Isaac content, you don’t want to miss this! It is also worth noting that the team behind the aforementioned Antibirth fan-made expansion also helped with the development of these final two Booster Packs.

To update your game on the Nintendo Switch, make sure you first close the software. Upon reopening, you should be prompted to install the new update. If you want to manually force the update, highlight the game, press ‘+’ and select ‘Software Update.’ Then select ‘Via the Internet’ and the update should begin downloading automatically.