A brand new patch is rolling out now for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Update 1.1.2 follows after the previous patch that fixed a number of framerate issues that players had been experiencing with the game, especially while in docked mode on Nintendo Switch. The patch notes are once again cryptic and without much substance, simply promising “to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.”
Players are frantically jumping into the game to see what this update might have changed. The current assumption is that it helps more with framerates, which were improved but not entirely solved with Update 1.1.1. Certain areas of the game still see dips in the framerate, sometimes significantly. This is especially true if there are lots of effects going on, such as weather or lots of combat. Hopefully Breath of the Wild Update 1.1.2 does address these problems.
The game has few other glaring issues that this update could impact, which is why many are assuming this is the main focus. Still, Nintendo are known to be a bit perfectionist, so they could be changing things we haven’t even thought of yet. They could also be patching away known exploits, such as rupee farming methods that break parts of the game. We’ll likely get a full report soon, so check back for more as this develops.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a new masterpiece for Nintendo and the series. It had its problems, such as the framerate issues, but overall the game is a true joy and worth the price of a Switch almost by itself. These updates only help make it better, so it’s good to see Nintendo following through with them at a steady pace.
Load up the game on Nintendo Switch or Wii U to trigger the update, and be sure to let us know what seems different in the comments below.