Zelda: Breath of the Wild audio language update released, first DLC detailed

May 2, 2017

Nintendo has released patch version 1.2.0 for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Unlike previous patch notes which gave a vague “stability improvements” note, Nintendo has stated that 1.2.0 gives players the option to change audio language settings. Previously, the game would set the language based on your console’s regional settings, but now you have access to all 9 supported languages including English, Japanese, French (France and Canada), German, Spanish for Spain and Latin America, Italian and Russian. Those playing the Wii U version will need to download a “Voice Pack” from the eShop to gain access to the additional audio files.

Nintendo also revealed details about the first DLC pack for Breath of the Wild, due in Australia’s Winter season. Officially titled The Master Trials, the pack will add a new Trial of the Sword challenge where players are stripped of all their armour and weapons, and must start with nothing. You will be required to complete 45 challenge rooms by defeating enemies in a specific order. Successfully completing the trial will unlock the Master Sword’s true state where it glows no matter how many hearts you have.

The Master Trials also adds a Hero’s Path mode, Hard mode, Travel Medallion item and various new armour sets to the game. Hero’s Path lets you see the path you have followed on the game map – but only the last 200 hours of walking you have done! In retrospect this will allow players to see which areas they have previously explored, meaning you won’t do any unnecessary back tracking. A time tracker bar also lets you replay your path, so can see how often you have returned to an area.

In Hard mode, enemies will gradually regain health so there’s a new emphasis on defeating them as quick as possible. Enemies are also powered up by one – so for example, Red Bokoblins are now Blue Bokoblins. Enemies can have higher maximum levels than in Normal mode, and chests and enemies will also appear in the sky.

A new Travel Medallion will be placed in a chest somewhere in the world. By obtaining and using this new item, players can register their current location as a fast travel point. You are limited to one custom travel point at a time, however.


Last but not least, eight different chests will be placed in the world containing armour sets themed after previous Zelda titles. There’s the Korok Mask, Tingle’s Outfit, Midna’s Helmet, Phantom Armor and Majora’s Mask.