Tears of the Kingdom Patch Fixes Quest Progression Issues
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Tears of the Kingdom Patch Fixes Quest Progression Issues

On July 4, 2023, Nintendo shared the The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom patch 1.2.0. It both adds a new feature and fixes some potential problems. People will be able to get free items via news stories seen on the console now. They’ll also find eight main story missions and sidequests are now fixed, following bugs that kept some players from finishing them.

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With the free items, those are tied to the Switch News channel on the console for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Apparently, going forward Nintendo will occasionally give people items to use in-games via those news stories. Clicking the link in them to start the game can grant them. Those with the game should subscribe to ensure they see them.

As for the quest progression issues fixed in the The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom patch, the following ones now won’t abruptly keep people from completing them.

  • “Dyeing to Find It”
  • “Hateno Village Research Lab”
  • The Incomplete Stable”
  • “Lurelin Village Restoration Project”
  • ”A Mystery in the Depths”
  • “Secret of the Ring Ruins”
  • “Seeking the Pirate Hideout”
  • “Village Attacked by Pirates”

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

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.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available for the Nintendo Switch.


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