# Updating OpenCore and Patches

With OpenCore Legacy Patcher, generally there's very little reason for users to update the OpenCore installed on their machine unless you feel there's a benefit with new versions for your setup, e.g. Bluetooth has stopped working with a new macOS update.

For those who do wish to update, it's actually quite easy. Simply download the latest release (opens new window) and rerun the patcher:

Then simply rebuild your OpenCore build and install again. Then voila, OpenCore is updated!

To check what version of OpenCore and Patcher version you're currently running, you can run the following in terminal:

# OpenCore Version
nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:opencore-version
# Patcher Version
nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:OCLP-Version

From this, we can see we're running a RELEASE version of OpenCore 0.6.8 built on March 27th, 2021 with Patcher Version 0.0.20!