New Update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch Adds In-Game News Channel

Nintendo has released a version 1.3.1 update for the Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The new update adds a new “Tips from the Wild” in-game news channel, which launches on August 9th.

Here’s the rundown on the update, via Nintendo:

Version 1.3.1

  • We have fixed the issue in Pack 1: The Master Trials of the Expansion Pass, in which defeating certain enemies for Kilton was not counted toward completion when playing in Master Mode.
  • In-game items can now be obtained from launching the software from certain articles distributed through a new News channel (“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Tips from the Wild”) which can be accessed through News on the Home menu.
    • This channel is expected to open on 8/9/2017.
    • Depending on your game progress and location, certain items may not be obtainable.
  • Various fixes to improve gameplay.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is currently available for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough video and written review for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild here.



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  1. ProxyDoug
    August 8, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Sounds kinda like the fortune teller in other games.

  2. CrusaderEsper
    August 8, 2017 at 11:14 am

    It also fixes the now infamous Trial of the Sword Glitch Mode… so if you want to dupe anything, best do it before you patch up.

  3. totenglocke
    August 8, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Sounds like an awful idea that will lead to endless pop ups interrupting your game.