[Update: Performance Improved] Zelda Breath of the Wild Patch Adds a DLC Menu To The Game

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Zelda Breath of the Wild patch

[Update] Based on several reviews, it seems that the Breath of the Wild Day-Zero (or Day-one) update also improves the game's performance on the Nintendo Switch. Website Dualshockers even updated its review score from 9.5 to 10 since the update.

[Original story] An inbound The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild patch adds a DLC menu to the game.

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The update was for Nintendo’s latest Zelda installment was posted on Twitter and spotted by NEOGAF user ‘Smellycat’, who posted a screenshot of the patch being downloaded.

Exact details of the patch are unknown, other than that it adds a DLC option to the game’s menu. Post-launch content for Breath of the Wild was announced last month, and this will be the first-ever downloadable content for a main-line Zelda title.

Starting when the game launches on March 3, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for $19.99, granting access to two new sets of downloadable content for the game when they become available later this year. Immediately upon pre-purchase or purchase of the Expansion Pass, three new treasure chests will appear in the game’s Great Plateau area. One of these treasure chests will contain a shirt with a Nintendo Switch logo that Link can wear during his adventure, exclusive to the Expansion Pass. The other two will deliver useful items. The first content pack is scheduled to launch this summer, and will include the addition of a Cave of Trials challenge, a new hard mode and a new feature for the in-game map. The second content pack will launch in Holiday 2017, and adds new challenges that will let players enjoy a new dungeon and a new original story. The Expansion Pass will be available for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of the game and are identical. Content packs cannot be purchased individually.

“The world of Hyrule, which we created for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is so large and vibrant that we wanted to offer more for players to experience within it,” said Nintendo developer Eiji Aonuma, the longtime producer of the series. “With this new Expansion Pass, we hope that fans will play, explore and enjoy the game even more.”

Zelda Breath of the Wild releases globally tomorrow as a Nintendo Switch launch title. Be sure to read our very own Breath of the Wild review right here.

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