The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild Update 1.1.1 just became available for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. Nintendo has not yet released the full list of patch notes but according to players, it improved the frame-rate of the game.
According to Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild update 1.1.1 includes adjustments to make for a “more pleasant gaming experience.” Players have previously encountered drops in frame rates when entering certain areas in the game.
Forest areas cause the most lag especially when docking the Nintendo Switch and switching over to TV mode. Although the resolution of the Switch improves, it takes a hit on its frame-rates, causing severe lag for players.
Some players over at Twitter noticed the slight improvements, especially in Korok Forest in the latest Zelda Breath Of The Wild update 1.1.1. Some frame rate drops like the one encountered outside the Shrine of Ressurection also disappeared after the update.
Zelda Breath Of The Wild Now Runs on Stable 30 FPS
Meanwhile, users over at NeoGAF have pointed out that Nintendo has mostly fixed the frame-rate issues when docked. Most areas in Zelda Breath Of The Wild that run on 20 fps before have improved to a stable 30 fps.
Aside from the fixed drop rates issue when playing Zelda Breath Of The Wild in docked version on the Nintendo Switch, the hand-held version also had improvements. According to the same user, he could not even find a single frame rate drop in the Cave of Resurrection and in the Plateau during rain or even when fighting enemies.
According to NeoGAF user Spinifex, Nintendo might have pared back the grasses in Korok Forest to improve the performance of the game. They might have also done the same to other areas to implement the same effect. Those who have not yet updated to the latest version can do so by following 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 1.1.1 is the second update that Nintendo has released for The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch. The first one was update 1.1.0 which made Nintendo eShop accessible from the title screen for the purchase of the Expansion Pass and some adjustments to the game.