Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch): News channel open, items distribution now live

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Yesterday, Nintendo released a new update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, that brings it to Ver. 1.3.1. On Nintendo Switch, this update adds a rather interesting feature: it allows players to receive some extra items by launching the game from the very posts of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild news channel.

That news channel is now live, and is called The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Tips from the Wild. Messages are from Hidemaro Fujibayashi, the Director of the game, and they aim at providing various tips and tricks for the game.

To subscribe to this channel, it’s pretty simple:

  • make sure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet
  • from the Home Menu, click on the News icon
  • click on the “Find Channels” button in the top right corner of the screen
  • search for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Tips from the Wild, and click on “Follow Channel”

And here’s how to get your items:

  • first, make sure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet, and that you have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on your console (either cart or
  • from the News section, click on a post from the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Tips from the Wild news channel
  • in the post, look for the “Start software” button and click on it
  • start the game and select your save data
  • the items are then automatically spawned in front of you, without you having to do anything. However, do note that items will not spawn when you’re in certain locations (mainly dungeons, shrines, etc.).

Below, you will find a list of posts and their respective reward (latest update: October 26th, 2017):

  • Post #1: Befriend a dog with these free, in-game treats for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wil! [1 apple, 1 piece of meat] [August 9th, 2017]
  • Post #2: Restore Link’s stamina with a simple recipe for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [2 combs of Courser Honey] [August 23rd, 2017]
  • Post #3: Practise your catching skills with this free, in-game weapon for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Boomerang] [August 30th, 2017]
  • Post #4: Cook up an eggs-quisite feast with some free eggs for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! [3 Bird Eggs] [September 6th, 2017]
  • Post #5: Hit the slopes with a free shield gift for for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! [Emblazoned Shield] [September 13th, 2017]
  • Post #6: Ascend to new heights with a free gift to aid climbers in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Bright-Eyed Crab, 2 Stamella Shrooms] [September 20th, 2017]
  • Post #7: Let nature be your kitchen with this free gift for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Hyrule Bass, 2 Hylian Shrooms, Raw Bird Drumstick] [September 27th, 2017]
  • Post #8: Have fun playing with fire using this free gift for The Legend of Zela: Breath of the Wild [Fire Rod] [October 4th, 2017]
  • Post #9: Give rusty weapons a spit-shine with a free gift for The Legend of Zela: Breath of the Wild [Rusty Broadsword] [October 11th, 2017]
  • Post #10 did not have any item.
  • Post #11: Reel in some big ones with a free gift for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! [1 Voltfruit, 1 Cool Safflina, 1 Spicy Pepper] [October 25th, 2017]
  • Post #12: No more fighting on an empty stomach with a free gift for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! [1 Razorclaw Crab, 1 Mighty Porgy, 1 bunch of Mighty Bananas, 1 Rock Salt] [November 1st, 2017]
  • Post #13: Level up your gear with a free gift for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! [3 Yellow Chuchu Jellies, 3 Electric Keese Wings] [November 8th, 2017]
  • Post #14: Enter the world of mounted archery! [5 Arrows] [November 15th, 2017]
  • Post #15: Open treasure chests in style! [Gerudo Scimitar, in a treasure chest] [November 22nd, 2017]
  • Post #16: Hold your horses! Here’s a quick tip about horse taming. [Swift Carrot, Endura Carrots (x2), Apples (x2)] [November 29th, 2017]
  • Post 17: Raid the woods for food! [Acorns (x2), Chickaloo Tree Nuts (x3)] [December 6th 2017]
  • Post 18: DLC Pack 2 “The Champions’ Ballad” (1 / 3) [Silent Shrooms (x3), Stealthfin Trout (x1), Silence Princess (x1)] [December 13th 2017]

NB: the extra items are only available on Nintendo Switch.

Source: Nintendo


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