Launched just a week ago, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is already receiving its second update, hot on the heels of the inaugural day-one patch that addressed an array of gameplay glitches.
Patch Version 1.1.1: Resolving ‘The Closed Door’ Quest Glitch
In a scant few days post-release, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has catapulted to success, with sales figures exceeding ten million units within three days, in addition to universally positive reviews. The game, brimming with an even more intricate open world than its predecessor, Breath of the Wild, along with a trove of novel tools for Link to interact with his environment, and countless other elements, was the subject of considerable anticipation. However, even a series of delays couldn’t yield an entirely faultless game, and the two patches released to date aim to tackle these minor snags.
Currently, Tears of the Kingdom stands at Version 1.1.1. While the preceding patch largely centred on performance-related issues and added minor features such as support for non-English characters when naming horses, the current one resolves a bug encountered by players at a very early stage. This glitch, linked to the game’s maiden main quest, “The Closed Door,” obstructs players from completing the quest despite satisfying all requisite conditions. Thankfully, this recent patch addresses this issue, thereby ensuring a smoother gameplay experience for players who faced this obstacle.
The Mystery of the Untouched Infinite Duplication Glitch
The patch notes released by Nintendo were relatively concise, listing a sequence of generic fixes aimed at enhancing the overall gameplay experience. Interestingly, the infamous infinite duplication glitch within Tears of the Kingdom, which allows players to exploit the game by amassing infinite Rupees and other items, remains unaddressed in both patches, a fact that has not escaped the attention of the player community.
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Nintendo is well-versed in observing player interactions with their games and implementing feedback and cheat fixes either through sequels or updates, be it the major complaints addressed in Paper Mario: Colour Splash versus Sticker Star or the elimination of ‘snaking’ in all Mario Kart games post-DS. However, considering the inherent ‘breakability’ of the latest Zelda games, it’s possible that preventing players from amassing the most potent weapons in the game is not a top priority for the company.
New Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Update 1.1.1 Patch Notes
|Addressed an issue where the player, at times, couldn’t progress main quest “The Closed Door,” even after meeting all progression requirements. If you’ve already experienced this issue, downloading this update should allow you to progress the quest.|
|A variety of issues have been addressed to enhance gameplay experience.|
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is exclusively available on the Nintendo Switch.