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Nintendo has released a new update for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. You can download the patch now, giving you access to version 1.2.0 of the acclaimed open-world title. This update mainly fixes a variety of bugs only present for certain players, so you may not get much of an effect from it if everything worked perfectly for you already.

These bugs mainly concern a series of side-quests that some players could not continue after a certain point, leading to some rightful confusion and frustration on their part.

Everyone will be able to take advantage of some new item redeem opportunities, though: If you start the game through links embedded in specific articles on the Switch News channel, which you can access via the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu, some in-game items will come your way.

Here are the full The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom update 1.2.0 patch notes.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom update 1.2.0 patch notes

General Updates

  • By starting the game from within certain articles released on a specific Switch News channel (accessed via the HOME Menu) players can receive a number of in-game items.
    • Depending on the state of gameplay progression or the location in which the data is reopened, there may be cases in which the items cannot be received.

Additional Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players could not progress beyond a certain point in the main quests “A Mystery in the Depths” and “Secret of the Ring Ruins”, the side adventures “Hateno Village Research Lab” and “Lurelin Village Restoration Project”, the shrine quest “Dyeing to Find It”, and the side quests “Village Attacked by Pirates”, “The Incomplete Stable”, and “Seeking the Pirate Hideout”. Downloading the update will allow players to proceed past that point.
  • Fixed an issue preventing fairies from appearing under certain conditions when they originally should have appeared.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the meals provided by Kiana of Lurelin Village from changing under certain conditions.
  • Several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.

Be sure to visit our complete The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough if you need any assistance with shrines, temples, or other aspects of this enormous game.