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A new update has been released for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and while it does fix a few crucial bugs, it also removes one of the game’s most popular accidental features. All known Tears of the Kingdom item duplication glitches have been removed from the game in this update, to the upset of many fans.

In case you missed it, Tears of the Kingdom previously had many item duplication glitches, many of which revolved around the ability to hold and drop items while airborne. The main glitches worked in a number of scenarios, such as while attempting a shield surf and while using the paraglider.

Item duplication was especially useful for earning money, as duplicating items like diamonds would let you earn a lot of money very quickly. You could also use it to duplicate Large Zonaite Ore, which was massively helpful for getting more battery, as it could be traded for Crystallized Charges.

Unfortunately, every single easy and known method for item duplication has been removed with the Tears of the Kingdom 1.1.2 patch, released today. While Nintendo didn’t explicitly mention item duplication in its patch notes, it does mention a line about “issues” that have been addressed to “improve the gameplay experience.”

Whether or not removing item duplication improves the experience is probably up for debate, but you can read the full patch notes below. Don’t forget to check out our full Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough for more tips, tricks, and guides.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: 1.1.2 patch notes

Audio Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the sound would play at an extremely high volume in certain conditions.

Additional Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the main quest, “Camera Work in the Depths”, where players could not progress beyond a certain point. Downloading the update will allow players to proceed past that point.
  • Several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.