A new update released for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild yesterday, and much like the last one, players weren’t really clear on what the update did at first. Thankfully, the internet has cracked it.
Update 1.1.2 doesn’t have much content in regards to its patch notes, which simply state, “Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.” We can’t say we’re surprised, as those are the exact patch notes for update 1.1.1 as well.
Soon after 1.1.2 went live, Reddit user Cardstatman discovered the update actually patches out the best way to farm arrows in Breath of the Wild.
The glitch allowed you to farm up to 999 arrows (the most Link can hold at one time) by “tricking” Bokoblin archers on horseback into firing arrows at you infinitely. As long as you panned the camera straight down on Link, you wouldn’t be hit and could keep collecting those arrows until your pockets were filled.
You can see the ol’ farming glitch in action in the video below.
Bokoblin archers. The Stormtroopers of Hyrule.
Now, the enemies are a bit smarter. After they’ve shot around 10- 20 arrows at you, they’ll realize they can’t hit you and will stop firing. This is still a good way to get a few arrows if you’re desperate, but you can’t get too greedy with them anymore.
The last Breath of the Wild update 1.1.1 gave players something they wanted: a needed improvement in the frame rate department. Certain areas of the game, like Korok Forest, and high-action sequences, such as battles, rain storms, and horseback riding, were lousy with frame rate drops at first. After 1.1.1, players were experiencing consistently improved frame rates, especially in docked mode.
We’ll keep you informed on future Breath of the Wild updates as they roll out.
Have you noticed any other improvements from these patches? Let us know in the comments!