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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s frame rate reportedly improved in latest update

Update 1.1.1 for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out in, well, the wild, and people are reporting that it’s making a big difference.

You wouldn’t know it from the patch notes, though, which I’ll quote below in their entirety.

Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

That’s it. Players on NeoGAF are saying, though, that a “more pleasant gaming experience” is manifesting as an improved frame rate. Previous rumors that disabling the system’s wi-fi would help proved untrue, so we’re skeptical until someone like Eurogamer‘s Digital Foundry does a hard test.

Vague patch notes like these don’t help anyone

If this patch really does improve the play experience with Breath of the Wild, that’s great. A great game like this one deserves the best possible experience. Intentionally vague patch notes like these, though, mostly result in gamers scrambling to figure out what they mean. Compared to the latest Horizon Zero Dawn patch notes, Nintendo’s offering is downright anemic. A more detailed set of notes, even if it got technical, would satisfy curiosity and make it seem less like Nintendo is trying to obfuscate some shady goings-on.

We’re hoping, though, that the update is a bit more substantial than the notes themselves. The update is available right now.


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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...


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