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Zelda: Breath of the Wild update out now (version 1.1.1)

Posted on March 30, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Wii U

Update: Nintendo’s single note about the update: “Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.” We’ll probably need for an outlet such as Digital Foundry to conduct tests to see if the frame rate has truly been improved, and how much.


Original: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild players now have access to a new patch. Previously, the game was at version 1.1.0. After applying the update, it will be at 1.1.1.

Nintendo has yet to provide any update notes for today’s download. Given the small change in versions, it’s likely nothing too substantial, though some say that the frame rate has been improved. We’ll let you know when we have official details about the patch.

Thanks to Pokeboy990 and Brian for the tip.

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  • hoteltuesday

    But what if they made the snow bowling game give you fewer rupees for a strike? I better not download it.

    • Was doing snow bowling game before the update. You reminded me!

    • Gregg Cerenzio

      70hrs in, and haven’t found the bowling yet

      • Phillip Anthony Scott

        it’s the small house near the hebra tower

        • Thomas_NE

          Spoilers, dude.

        • Gregg Cerenzio

          Awesome, I’ll look!

      • deAtH-[b+Y]-steReO

        100+ hours in, have defeated Ganon once already, and I still keep finding new things

    • Delphinus

      Can confirm, snow bowling has not changed.

  • Lucas Bandeira Gobo

    It could fix these FPS drops but I doubt it they will ever do that

    • Gregg Cerenzio

      I’ve yet to see any Framerate issue

      • Sam Mercer

        there are 0 FPS probs if u play handheld. If u play docked they can get pretty bad

        • getagrip

          NOT ANY MORE

        • Nah, I’ve had problems with FPS on handheld– usually in Korok Forest or when a Black Moblin’s involved.

          • Bradley

            Oh my goodness I am not alone, I never understood why the moblin made the game slow down, like how is the small insignificant thing more taxing the humongous dungeon.

          • Tlink7

            *triggered*

        • Felipe M.

          That’s a lie. The game has framerate issues on docked and portable mode.

      • Kenshin0011

        They’re there.

    • Ken Trumpoldt

      Apparently this fixed framerate issues.

    • Alec Hirschberg

      this actually did fix fps drops int he korok forest for me

    • ben

      It has greatly improved frame rate.

    • getagrip

      just today has DONE THAT IDIOT

      TRY DOWNLOADING THE PATCH

  • Adrian Brown

    I can confirm that the Wii U version has been updated as well. Let’s see if something changes.

    • Adrian Brown

      It may be the placebo effect, but I think towns run better.

      • chizwoz

        Someone told me that theres a difference if you just play on the gamepad too. Can anyone confirm?

        • Lucas Lucena

          I think it runs smoother. But same as the bro above, Idk if it’s the placebo effect.

          • chizwoz

            Placebro

  • Melatelo

    Hm was playing Snake Pass and noticed it downloaded automatically in the background. Nice!

    • Alec Hirschberg

      lol the same exact thing happened to me..

    • Nikki

      Just downnloaded that game, love it..

      • Melatelo

        I’m enjoying it too! Although I must admit it seems pretty badly optimised on the Switch- especially playing undocked, which I now avoid doing with this game. I feel like they didn’t have the time to polish it as they wanted it out with the other versions on the same date. Ah well!

  • Sam Mercer

    Downloaded the Patch. Restarted the game and system. Bowling still gives 300 for a Strike!

    • Felipe M.

      That’s good. Not too much use for rupees after being done with the game though.

      • Sam Mercer

        Beating it and 100%ing it are 2 diff things. U can beat it in like 40 min or something I think the record is.

        • Felipe M.

          The only thing I can keep doing to get it to 100% is to complete all shrines, the Korogs and stuff I just don’t care about.

  • Felipe M.

    Given how small it is, it probably doesn’t fix any of the framerate problems the game has.

    The Hylian sword/shield being breakable is pretty stupid. It does reload after 10mins but it sometimes ruins the fun when they break when you least expect it.

    • Sam Mercer

      u can re buy the shield for 3000 if u loose it or if it breaks

      • Rodrigo Pirate

        it takes avery long time to need another hylian shield if you learn how to deflect the enemies attacks

      • Felipe M.

        Buying it for 3k rupees is an absurd idea. Very expensive.

    • Kenshin0011

      Breakable gear is what makes the game so great

      • I don’t mind breakable weapons, but in this game it breaks too fast for my taste. Even the durability+ ones.

        • Kenshin0011

          That’s the point, sure they could last a tad longer, but it’s great that it’s designed this way imho

          • It would have been nice for them to implement a durability upgrade system with a blacksmith in which you could upgrade your weapon’s durability by two or more times its normal durability. Or at least be able to fix your nearly broken weapon.

          • Kenshin0011

            Weapon repair would be neat

          • jimmy

            I just wish they showed the durability of the weapon like the Witcher

          • Bap

            They had to make the Master Sword dull other wise why would you use anything else. Also upgrade your weapon and arrow slots. I have more weapons then I need for any situation. Until then all I’m reading is casuals complaining Nintendo made a Zelda harder than they’re used to.

          • jimmy

            Oh goly gee, upgrade your slots like this obvious pro gamer expert says, HEAR THAT GUYS?! HE SAID UPGRADE YOUR SLOTS, BECAUSE HE’S AN OBVIOUS PRO BECAUSE HE CALLED EVERYONE CASUALS

          • Bap

            I’m damned you even learned something.

          • jimmy

            Sure i have, I’ve learned people who state the obvious think they’re experts, not a dis to you, just your comments, sorry

          • Bap

            Wow, I was mistaken. You didn’t learn anything.

          • Bap

            Go figure people are whining about a key part of the game. Neeeext.

          • Rodrigo Pirate

            Nope, it’s great the way it is. Want to keep a weapon? then don’t use it.

          • Rodrigo Pirate

            stupid millenials…

          • Evan Gustavson

            What’s the point of having a weapon if I’m not going to use it?
            For that matter, what’s the point in using a weapon if it’s just going to break in 5 minutes AND there’s nothing I can do either to prevent that or reverse it?

            This is why Link can’t have nice things in Breath of the Wild! >_>

            I’ll give them one thing: they made breaking weapons satisfying instead of disappointing. They’re the best developers ever!

          • jimmy

            Love throwing them on last hit

          • Felipe M.

            For making sense we’re “stupid millennials.”

            You’ve proven to be a very bright person yourself. For sure.

          • Felipe M.

            What point is there to keep a weapon if I can’t use it? Moronic logic.

          • Rodrigo Pirate

            It’s you who’s coming up with the moronic logic.
            If you just like to look at the weapon then just keep it in your inventory.
            If you like the weapon’s damage/effect then use it until it breaks then you just have to wait for the next blood moon to go grab it again.

            Or you can play Minecraft, GTA or some other childish game with infinite resources

          • Yeah. lol How does that make sense?

          • ForeVision

            I’ve seen many people say they found the weapon system one of the most retarded things in it. Personally, I do not mind as much, though I will say it would’ve been nice if higher level weapons had more durability, and if the affix “long throw” wouldn’t be in the game. What’s the use of it anyway? Most of the time you’ll be throwing your weapon if it’s about to break, which is in-combat.

      • Martin Naranjo

        How poorly they implemented item durability it what makes this game not perfect

        • Kenshin0011

          What’s poor about it?

        • Indielink

          How quickly weapons break is actually my one of my favorite parts of the game. The constant scramble for new tools makes the combat more fun. Feels like I’m always on the move and rethinking my plan for a fight.

        • Rodrigo Pirate

          you just have to try to not be too retarded and figure other ways to kill the enemies, like sneaking behind them and striking without them noticing you

        • Felipe M.

          The mediocre framerate whether on Switch/WiiU is another problem the game has.

          It’s far from perfect. Nintendo rushed it the hell out.

          • wschamps05

            6 years of development = rushing it out?

          • Lucas Bandeira Gobo

            LOL. They started the development back in 2013.
            It’s four/five years.
            And yeah, it was rushed because Switch wouldn’t have any game at launch.

          • wschamps05

            Ok, 5 years. Still, I’m not convinced that anyone who comments on this thread would be in any sort of position to say definitively “it was rushed.” Generally, fanboys aren’t privy to the insider info necessary to defend that kind of assertion.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            6 years is half the time it took Duke Nukem Forever to finally come out. There is nothing rushed about Breath of the Wild.

          • Exy

            And yet they couldn’t find the time to develop ways to actually interact with dogs.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            That proves absolutely nothing.

      • Felipe M.

        Maybe in your opinion.

    • getagrip

      FUNNY IT HAS TROLL

    • Exy

      I don’t mind the Master Sword being similarly limited, but if the explanation is that it has finite energy, it ought to be rechargeable when it’s sheathed. It doesn’t make much sense to have to break it to get it back to full strength.

    • chizwoz

      That doesn’t make sense. Changes to the code don’t take up much space.

  • Th. M. Nongyow

    According to a NeoGAF post (http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1356779), it seems that version 1.1.1. will correct framerate issues of the game.

  • JasonBall

    Holy ****ing **** they improved the frame rate! Just tested switch version in koroks forest before updating, then after updating, and it’s impressively improved. Didn’t know they could or had interest in doing a fix like this.

    • Exy

      Are you testing docked or handheld?

      • JasonBall

        Oh, sorry, handheld. Even that was lagging there and it’s the most stable version of the 3. Now just a tad exists when you pass camera over one of the exits with fog and popping koroks.

        The big test will be Wii U. I’ll update it tomorrow. That one lags a ton in several areas switch doesn’t. I wonder if they’re trying to bring it on par with Switch.

  • Adrian Brown

    Patch notes: “Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.”

    http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25569

  • Maziar Vahdat Behrouti

    I was now in a place where totaly frame droped in the earlyer versions, and the frame dropes are gone now. I tryed hard everything, turning cam fast around running cuting, but no more frame issues in this place anymore. Looks like nintendo found a way that the realtime shadow on each weed on the ground had now a better code so it dosent drops frames and looks even good like it looked ever. So if this works now on the entire game i think nobody should find a frame droping area in the game anymore.

  • ben

    the frame rate has been greatly improved in Koroks and Ubota point. Both were a mess before the patch, however it is still possible to get some frame drops when running. However, it used to be a train wreck now it is barely noticeable.

    • JasonBall

      Ubota Point? Sorry there are so many ****ing areas with names I don’t remember which is which. Can you remind me where that place is or what it looks like?

      • ben

        south of the map jungle area. There is a stable with a lightening side quest. Axe in the roof. The frame rate was a nightmare docked and undocked before this patch. I just tested another area that was terrible before this patch.. it is a forest where the crying memory was.

        • JasonBall

          Oh yeah! Yes, I agree, that area lagged bad especially on Wii U.

  • Martin Naranjo

    Just tested, Weapon Durability Seems to be the same (Sadly)

    and Hyrule Castle and Great Plateau still have the same Framerate issues at least on the Wii U version.

  • getagrip

    lol need digitl foundry just play te darn game……….

    v just downloaded it its silk smooth g to the long grass and woodland areas its night and day the slow down has gone im runing hunting bowing and its crispy smooth

  • Indielink

    Was at work when I read about the patch. Came home, docked, and downloaded the patch.

    Wild improvements.

    I’ll see if I can use my girlfriends’ unpatch version to try to post some side-by-side videos later.

  • Addy

    What about the Wii U version, any word on that?

    • Gemmol Lewis

      lol if I was them I would not patch it, let the system RIP

  • Dreamcaster

    Framerate is dramatically improved in Korok forest, Kakariko Village too which wasn’t as bad but still again improved. This is a fantastic patch!!!

  • Fernando Silva

    Hopefully the waterfall of rain will decrease =D

    • Tlink7

      Aw, I like the rain. It makes the environment look pretty and it sounds nice < 3 and it actually does something (making climbing harder)

      • Fernando Silva

        I like the rain, I do not like rain every five minutes.

        • Tlink7

          xD I understand. I haven’t been very unlucky with the weather and if I want to get rid of the rain, I just sit by a fire or sleep in a bed 😀

      • ForeVision

        And that’s exactly what I hate about rain, since usually when it starts, I was about to go climb something/was climbing it and am now slipping off of it.

        Not to mention some places tend to have electric arrow-firing dudes, and the rain doesn’t help with that 😛

  • McCaron

    “Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.” … which means nothing

    • TDude73

      It’s because you lack vision. The update means SOMETHING… thus the lag issues have been fixed– both in docked mode and portable mode.

  • I can confirm that two of the most lag-heavy areas for me are completely fixed after the update (a certain dense forest and a certain densely forested part of a certain town), at least in handheld mode (and yes, for me they were laggy even undocked). I’ll check docked mode later. Pretty impressed with the update so far though.

  • See more what? Amazon link watch?

  • Nathan Musgrove

    Honestly, a little update won’t change the game experience, and half the players who got the Switch in March have beat this game already.

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