The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Software updates (latest update: Ver. 1.5.0 – DLC: Ver. 3.0.0)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

In this post, you will find everything there is to know about the Software updates for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, released on March 3rd in Europe, Japan, and North America. NB: this post is for both the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U versions of the game. Pay attention to which platforms each update is for!

Looking for the free item distributions (Nintendo Switch-only)? Click here!

How to update The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U?

To update The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch, you have several options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To update The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U, you have two options:

  • let the Wii U do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated. You should have the latest version installed the next time you launch the game;
  • if not, try to launch the game from the Home Menu (not the Quick Start Menu!): you should get a prompt when doing so. Just follow the instructions on screen.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply launch the game: the version number is displayed in the bottom right corner of the Title screen. On Nintendo Switch, you can head to System Settings > Data Management > Software > select The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You should see the version number just below the game title.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Ver. 1.5.0 / DLC Ver. 3.0.0

  • Release date: January 31st 2018 (North America) / February 1st 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Wii U
  • Patchnotes:
  • [Switch-only] You can now select Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), or Korean in the language settings menu on the Switch console to display text in the selected language.
    • Voice Language selection is not supported for the above languages. If you choose “Match System Settings” in Options, voice data will be set to Japanese.
  • Various fixes to improve gameplay.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Official website: Nintendo (Switch / Wii U)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Ver. 1.4.1 / DLC Ver. 3.0.0

  • Release date: December 14th (North America) / December 15th (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U
  • Patchnotes:
  • Made various fixes to improve gameplay.
  • Additional notes: as mentioned above, the update is only for the Wii U version of the game.
  • Official website: Nintendo (Wii U)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Ver. 1.4.0 / DLC Ver. 3.0.0

  • Release date: December 7th (North America) / December 8th (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
  • Patchnotes:
  • Added support for DLC Pack 2, “The Champions’ Ballad.” Players who have pre-purchased this content can play it by updating the DLC and software.
    • For the DLC update, please follow the instructions displayed on the screen once you have updated the software.
    • If the DLC is not accessible on the Nintendo Switch, please check here.
  • Made various fixes to improve gameplay.
  • List of changes:
  • Adds the contents of DLC Pack 2: The Champions’ Ballad
  • Additional notes: for more details about the DLC Pack 2, make sure to check out this post!
  • Official website: Nintendo (Wii U / Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Ver. 1.3.4 / DLC Ver. 2.1.0

  • Release date: November 21st (North America) / November 22nd (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
  • Patchnotes:
  • Various fixes to improve gameplay.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Official website: Nintendo (Wii U / Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Ver. 1.3.3 / DLC Ver. 2.1.0

  • Release date: November 8th (North America) / November 9th (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
  • Patchnotes:
  • The amiibo of the four Champions (Revali, Daruk, Urbosa, and Mipha) are now supported.
  • The side quest to receive Xenoblade Chronicles 2 collaboration gear is now available.
  • An issue preventing the × mark for Game Overs from being recorded in Hero’s Path mode from Ver.1.3.0 onward has been fixed.
  • Various fixes to improve gameplay.
  • List of changes:
  • This update adds a special sidequest, that allows you to get Rex’s outfit (from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, click here for more details)
  • This update also adds compatibility with the Champions amiibo
  • You can now purchase rare equipment again, from Granté (found in Tarrey Town). That includes the DLC equipment (like the Majora’s Mask)
  • Additional notes: for more details about Rex’s outfit (including how to get it), and the DLC equipment for purchase, make sure to check out this post!
  • Official website: Nintendo (Wii U / Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Ver. 1.3.1 (Ver. 2.0.0 for the DLC)

  • Release date: August 7th (North America) / August 8th (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
  • File size: ???MB (Wii U) / ???MB (Nintendo Switch)
  • Patchnotes:
  • We have fixed the issue in Pack 1: The Master Trials of the Expansion Pass, in which defeating certain enemies for Kilton was not counted toward completion when playing in Master Mode.
  • [Switch-only] In-game items can now be obtained from launching the software from certain articles distributed through a new News channel (“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Tips from the Wild”) which can be accessed through News on the Home menu.
    • This channel is expected to open on 8/9/2017.
    • Depending on your game progress and location, certain items may not be obtainable.
  • Various fixes to improve gameplay.
  • Additional notes: as indicated above, the item distribution is only for the Nintendo Switch version of the game.
  • Official website: Nintendo (Wii U / Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: May 1st (North America) / May 2nd (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
  • File size: ???MB (Wii U) / ???MB (Nintendo Switch)
  • Patchnotes:
  • Various fixes to improve the gameplay experience.
  • A feature has been added that allows you to choose from nine language options for in-game voices. You can access this setting from the Options menu on the title screen.
    • Languages Available:
      • Japanese
      • English
      • French (France)
      • French (Canada)
      • German
      • Spanish (Spain)
      • Spanish (Latin America)
      • Italian
      • Russian
  • Additional notes: on Wii U, you need to download the (free!) DLC called “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Option to Change Voice Language” from the Nintendo eShop in order to be able to change the in-game voices. It requires 834.7Mo of free space.

If you try to change this setting by selecting Voice Language in the Options menu once the update data has downloaded, you will see a button that will take you to Nintendo eShop. Please go to Nintendo eShop and download the free DLC titled “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Option to Change Voice Language” in order to make use of this feature.

  • Screenshots and video:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Ver. 1.1.2

  • Release date: April 11th (North America) / April 12th (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
  • File size: ???MB (Wii U) / ???MB (Nintendo Switch)
  • Patchnotes:
  • Introduces several enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment
  • Additional notes: since this patch was released so soon after the previous one, it most likely fixes issues introduced with Ver. 1.1.1. Even if you didn’t encounter any issue, it’s recommended to download it as soon as possible!
  • Official website: Nintendo (Wii U / Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Ver. 1.1.1

  • Release date: March 30th (North America) / March 31st (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
  • File size: 200MB (Wii U) / 162MB (Nintendo Switch)
  • Patchnotes:
  • Introduces several enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment
  • Additional notes: this patch is said to improve framerate in various areas on Nintendo Switch.
  • Official website: Nintendo (Wii U / Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: March 2nd
  • Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
  • File size: 2 391MB (Wii U) / 216MB (Nintendo Switch)
  • Patchnotes:
  • Adds Downloadable Content option to the Title Screen
  • Introduces several enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment
  • Additional notes: the update is not required to play the game. The Downloadable Content option is used to purchase the Expansion Pass.
  • Official website: coming soon.

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Thanks Vooks for the additional details, and thanks Nintendaan for the Wii U patch filesize!


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