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Zelda: Breath of the Wild patch 1.1.1 doesn’t massively improve the Wii U version

by Joey Davidson | April 5, 2017April 5, 2017 11:00 am PDT

Last week, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild got a patch with a very basic note. Version 1.1.1, according to Nintendo, was released “to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.”

Right, whatever the heck that means.

Initial investigations indicated that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild saw improved frame rates and performance on the Nintendo Switch following the patch. A few outlets did video comparisons and demonstrated as much. It’s a solid patch that does improve performance, but the change isn’t as colossal in the most intense areas. Those still run jumpy on the Switch.

What about the Wii U? Enter Digital Foundry.

At around 4:40 in the video above, Digital Foundry swaps from the Nintendo Switch version of the game to the Wii U. The bad news here? It looks like the Wii U version didn’t get nearly as much love. The video shows that it’s “arguable” that areas like Kakariko Village have been improved, but the advantage isn’t all that massive.

Some improvements are better than none, surely, but the Wii U version of the game likely isn’t ever going to see the same love. Would you really expect any different?


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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