For a game as complex as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it’s remarkably bug-free. You can run around Hyrule, build whatever you want, and dive from the sky all day without encountering a single issue. Still, as with all software, a few glitches have popped up, which Nintendo has now patched in the latest update. Your Switch will even gently prompt you the next time you fire up Zelda to install it. If you do, however, you’ll lose access to a few glitches that are actually fun to use.
As reported by IGN, Nintendo’s latest patch for Tears of the Kingdom, version 1.1.2, has quietly fixed the majority of glitches the Zelda community has come to learn and love since the game’s release. That’s not what Nintendo claims it patched, of course: There are only two bugs highlighted in 1.1.2’s release notes, including an issue that would play sound at an “extremely high volume” in specific situations, as well as an issue with the “Camera Work in the Depths” quest that could stop your game.
Say farewell to infinite item duplication
What the release notes fail to mention is the glitches you may have seen blow up online (or maybe tried out for yourself) are also gone. The item duplication glitch was a personal favourite — a bug that made it easy to duplicate any attachable item you wanted to. But there were plenty of other glitches that fans loved to exploit; Kotaku even compiled a list: There was “zuggling,” in which you stacked bows on top of each other to increase attack potential. “Autobuild Cancel Slide” let you ride on top of flat items with ease. There was even a glitch that let you transfer the Master Sword between game files, which would render it unbreakable.
However, Kotaku also discovered 1.1.2 doesn’t fix every glitch. You’ll still have access to “infinite jump,” which lets you keep jumping as long as you want; the Tulin paraglider speed glitch, which lets you extend the boost you get from Tulin’s wind gust; as well as the bug that lets you launch yourself into the sky using wooden planks and spears. Presumably, Nintendo will patch these and other discovered glitches in version 1.1.3 and beyond, but it’s good to know you can still exploit a few choice bugs even after an update.
If you want to preserve the fond memories of the first couple weeks of Tears, however, hold onto that 1.1.1 version for as long as you can. You paid $US70 ($97) for the game, after all. If you want to make as many bomb flowers as you want, that’s your prerogative!