The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Update 1.1.1 Patch Notes

TOTK's first patch is here!

by Diego Perez
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The first post-launch update for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is here and it brings a small handful of appreciated fixes to Nintendo’s smash hit sequel. Tears of the Kingdom is one of the most advanced Zelda games ever made, pushing the Nintendo Switch to its limits with insane puzzles and Korok torture machines, so Tears of the Kingdom was bound to have a few issues. The base game is surprisingly stable, but this patch remedies a few issues that some players may have run into while exploring post-Upheaval Hyrule. Here’s everything new with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom update 1.1.1.

The Legend of Zelda TOTK Update 1.1.1 Patch Notes

The changelog is short, but here’s the full list of fixes added with the latest patch for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

  • Fixed issue where, sometimes, the player could not clear main quest “The Closed Door,” even if they fulfilled the conditions to advance the quest.
    • If you have already encountered this issue, you will be able to clear the quest by downloading this update data.
  • Several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.

This update is currently rolling out for all Nintendo Switch users, so you should see it automatically pop up in your download queue. If you’re not seeing it, it may help to close Tears of the Kingdom if it is currently running and attempt to open the game again. If all else fails, you can press the plus button while hovering over the game’s icon on the Switch home screen and manually check for an update.

While Nintendo’s changelog is brief and undetailed for the most part (it would have been nice to know more about the “several issues” that have been addressed), one major change was highlighted in the patch notes. A major bug with the main story quest “The Closed Door” has been fixed, so players who were unable to continue their journeys will now be able to progress through the story after installing this patch.

- This article was updated on May 18th, 2023

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Currently serving as an Associate Editor at Attack of the Fanboy, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and The Outerhaven, but Attack of the Fanboy is home to his best work. When he's not editing or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.