The gorgeous new 'Legend of Zelda' game just got even better thanks to a software update

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ was already a gorgeous game. Now it’s even better.

Nintendo has quietly released a small update for its blockbuster hit “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” the flagship launch game for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo is being tight-lipped about what the patch actually does — the update’s official description, via Nintendo’s website, says simply that “adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.”

But as GameSpot reports, the hordes of “Zelda” fans out there have observed that the update actually makes the game play much more smoothly, particularly in high-population areas like towns where the frame rate would drop and motion on the screen would generally slow down.

And Mic has observed that the patch seemingly evens out the game’s performance when using the Switch in handheld mode or connected to a TV. Previously, players had grumbled that the game actually performed better when untethered from the big screen.

This isn’t a huge jump, to be sure. But it takes a great-looking, great-playing game and makes it even better.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering: The version of “Breath of the Wild” for the Wii U, Nintendo’s previous console, also got this update. While fewer people are talking about it, presumably it brings similar performance upgrades to this version, as well.

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