Digital Foundry: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Framerate Woes Improved in Latest Update

on April 4, 2017 1:03 PM

Ever the framerate gurus, Digital Foundry has examined The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on both Nintendo Switch and Wii U to see if the latest patch — Version 1.11 — has improved on the framerate stutters the game is well known for. The good news? Breath of the Wild seems to be improving across the board, with frequent sub-25 FPS rarely dipping below 29 FPS after the update. The bad news? None.

In the video below, you can see Digital Foundry’s analysis on the game and the improvements are very obvious. Digital Foundry estimates that the improvements were tweaking of the engine running Breath of the Wild, rather than bug fixes for specific sections. Framerate problems were well publicized during the game’s launch as being the largest of the criticisms against the game — we noted “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild seemed to chug when docked to the television.”

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched on March 3, 2017 for both Nintendo Switch and Wii U. DualShockers reviewed the game, giving it a 10 out of 10 saying “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a masterclass in game design and creativity, unprecedented from even Nintendo.” Check out Digital Foundry’s video below:

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