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The Elder Scrolls: Blades update out now (version 1.7.1) – motion controls for combat and more

Posted on June 12, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

The Elder Scrolls: Blades, which recently found its way to Switch, has received a new update. Bethesda issued version 1.7.1 this week, featuring optional motion controls for combat and more.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Added motion controls for combat on Nintendo Switch!

  • Enable motion controls in the Settings Menu.
  • Hold ZL or ZR to raise your weapon like usual, then flick the corresponding Joy-Con to attack.
  • Keep ZL or ZR held to start a combo attack as soon as possible or release it to stop attacking.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing poor performance on Android devices with the Exynos chipset.
  • Fixed a bug on Nintendo Switch causing the player’s Gems to temporarily disappear.
  • Fixed a bug on Nintendo Switch preventing banner decorations from swaying in the wind.
  • Fixed a bug that disabled the button to reduce how many potions you want to brew at the Alchemy Laboratory.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the exclamation point icon from appearing above Varro Matius while he has the Mining Misfortune quest to give.
  • Revised how Arena trophy rewards are calculated.
  • Fixed a wide variety of interface bugs, quest progression blockers, and crashes.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is available on Switch via the eShop.

Thanks to Cameron for the tip.


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