Posted April 2, 2017 by David Latham in Feature

Breath of the Wild Patch Allegedly Fixes Frame-Rate Issues

A patch released by Nintendo this week has apparently fixed a lot of frame-rate issues in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on both the Switch and Wii U consoles.

Official Breath of the Wild Patch v1.1.1 notes simply read:”Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.” Without any actual acknowledgement direct from Nintendo regarding what these adjustments are, fans and critics alike have noticed a definite smoother frame-rate, particularly in areas which contain a lot of plant-life i.e. tall grass.


Check out this comparison video Youtuber ElAnalistaDeBits put together for the Nintendo Switch version:


With no official word from Nintendo on how they’ve gone about creating this patch, some fans are still noticing drops in frame-rate in boss fights and high-combat situations. However with this patch comes hope that maybe one day soon we will see the game become the masterpiece that it deserves to be.

You can read Rocket Chainsaw’s pre-patch v1.1.1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild reviews for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

David Latham

David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Go8 university but only uses his unique set of skills writing for passion. By day he's a stay-at-home father of two, by night he responds to the Bat-Signal. Where does he find the time?


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