Nintendo just released a new update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch and Wii U, and it improves the main flaw of the game: the framerate! The Update 1.1.1 is now live, and your homescreen should show this number of version if your game has been updated. If so, you’re in for a (little) treat: the game is way smoother in areas of Hyrule where the framerate was dropping.
Ok, it’s not perfect yet, but it’s clearly an improvement. Most areas where this issue was showing don’t have it anymore (forests, Central Hyrule, Kakariko Village, Rito Village and anywhere there’s a lot of grass). The only places where we’ve met the framerate drop so far is in Korok Forest and Rito Village, and it is way better than pre-update. Now, it runs around 26fps in TV mode / steady 30fps in portable mode right in front of the Great Deku Tree. So enjoy guys!
We don’t know what other improvements have been made with the Update 1.1.1 (blood moon glitch? 1-2sec freeze when Moblins die?), Nintendo hasn’t given the patch notes yet. We’ll keep you updated.
Oh and if the update wasn’t automatically done on your system, complete these steps:
- Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.
- Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
- The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
- Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.
[UPDATE] GameXplain shared a comparison video between the two version of Zelda Breath of the Wild pre-update and after update. Here it is: