Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Early Preview Update Notes

Read on for what’s going on within the myriad gears of Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon! Note that a lot of these are minor details for those interested and may even include some light spoilers for the game. We’ll be sure to let you know on our home page whenever we add big new content!

Welcome Pocket Puzzlers! So we hear that you want to delve even further into the Pocket Dungeon and explore the new Puzzler's Pack DLC early! To access the Early Preview, you will need to switch to a special Steam Branch to access the content.

Friendly reminder! This is an Early Preview of our Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Puzzler's Pack DLC! We’re still in the process of ironing out a ton of new features and rolling out fixes! With that in mind, there is a possibility that you’ll run into bugs, crashes, and oddities that you wouldn’t normally encounter in a retail release. So, to avoid any potential mishaps, we recommend that you backup your save files just in-case!

This Early Preview is currently limited to the Steam version of the game. Once the DLC has been polished, and meets the quality bar that we hold ourselves to, we will bring the DLC to consoles. Thank you for your patience!

If you encounter any issues or have any feedback for us reach out to us on our Discord, or email us at [email protected]

Note: Due to an error on Mac + Steam, save data will have to be stored on a local, non-Steam folder. You can backup your save data by:

Copying it from this location:

admin/Library/Application Support/Steam/userdata/[userid]/1184760/

To this location:

  • admin/Library/Application Support/Yacht Club Games/Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon/

We apologize for the inconvenience but will notify you in a future patch update once this is addressed. Your save data can be resumed on the local file and then transferred back to the Steam save data location when Steam support is re-enabled.

Version Update Notes

EP 11.8

EP 11.7

EP 11.6

EP 11.5

EP 11.4

EP 11.3

EP 11.2

EP 11.1

EP.11 - Paradox Pack Early Preview!

EP.10.2 - “Wow, so much stuff!” patch

EP.10.1 - Quality of Life patch

EP.10 - the final Early Preview for DLC1 - 2.0.0

Ep. 8







EP.1.1 - 2.0.0

EP.1 - 2.0.0

How to access the Early Preview

To access the Puzzler’s Pack DLC: Early Preview, you must own Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon and have it in your Steam library!

Once you have purchased the game, follow these steps to switch to the Beta branch of the game:

1) Right-click on Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon from within your Library and select Properties

2) Select the “Betas” tab.

3) Enter the password "PuzzleProdigy21" and select “Check Code”
A blue button that says “Opt into: early-preview - Puzzler’s Pack DLC” should appear. Click this button

4) The game should update with the Early Preview branch and should now say [early-preview] after the Pocket Dungeon title in your steam library

Returning to the Main Game Branch

You can switch back to the normal game at any time! If you wish to switch back to Pocket Dungeon without the early-preview content , follow these instructions:

1) Navigate back to the “Betas” tab by right clicking Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon in your steam library and going to:
Properties > Betas

2) In the dropdown menu you will see two Options:

  1. None

  2. Early-preview

3) Select “none” to go back to the base game

How to backup your save file

If you wish to back up your steam save file just in case, open a File Explorer window and type the following into the address bar:

%appdata%\Yacht Club Games\Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon

You will see a folder with a set of numbers. Copy the folder, and save it in a different location on your computer. This is the backup of your save file!

If your save data ever gets corrupted, and Steam Cloud doesn’t restore it properly, you can copy and paste your backup folder into this directory to restore your save file.