The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Trials Available Now; Update 1.3.0 Adds Gameplay Fixes

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets even more expansive with the first release of the game's DLC content, alongside a brand new patch.

on June 30, 2017 11:50 AM

Released back in March alongside the Nintendo Switch (and for the Wii U), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild quickly became one of the standout titles of 2017 with its rich environments and deep gameplay mechanics, with the title expanding even further thanks to the release of the game’s first Expansion Pass DLC, “The Master Trials.”

The first DLC content for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, titled “The Master Trials,” is out now as part of the game’s Expansion Pass for $19.99. Though it does not include much in the way of new story content, “The Master Trials” does include the new “Trial of the Sword” challenge mode, the Master Mode difficulty level, new Armor and Masks, and a selection of new Side Quests.

In addition to the new content from “The Master Trials,” the game’s latest update 1.3.0 has also been released to coincide with the DLC’s release. The patch notes themselves are on the vague side, though “various fixes to improve gameplay” are listed among the updates.

  • Expansion Pass: DLC Pack 1 “The Master Trials” is now available. If you have already pre-purchased this content, you can now play it by updating both the DLC and the software. You can update your purchased DLC through Nintendo eShop.

  • Various fixes to improve gameplay.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U, while the game’s first post-launch DLC – “The Master Trials” – is available now on both platforms as part of the Expansion Pass for $19.99. The game’s second DLC pack – “The Champions’ Ballad” – is expected to arrive sometime this holiday season, and will contain a more fleshed out range of new single-player oriented story missions for players to enjoy, and more.

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