The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey recently got their 1.6.0 and 1.3.0 updates, respectively, and it’s been found that the updates snuck in some drastic load time improvements.
Several players noticed big improvements in various loading parts for both Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. GameXplain recently put together a demonstration to show some of the notable differences:
Teleporting from the Great Plateau to Kakariko Village previously took about 26.9 seconds in Ver. 1.5.0 while it’s been brought down to about 14.6 seconds in the Ver. 1.6.0. When testing a closer location with the Dako Tah shrine, Ver. 1.6.0 had a loading time of a little over 10 seconds while 1.5.0 took over 16 seconds. Entering the shrine itself took a little over 6 seconds in the new update, almost two seconds less than the 8 seconds it took in Ver. 1.5.0.
The following video shows a comparison of Super Mario Odyssey’s new 1.3.0 update and the previous one in Ver. 1.2.0. Starting up the game previously took about 33.5 seconds in Vers. 1.2.0 while it managed to cut down over ten seconds of loading in Vers. 1.3.0 at about 22.5 seconds. Flying from the Cascade Kingdom to New Donk City takes now takes less than 14 seconds in Vers. 1.3.0 while it previously took 18.2 seconds.
Entering the Crazy Cap Shop takes 1.5 seconds in Ver. 1.3.0 which is a little shorter than the previous 2.2 seconds in Ver. 1.2.0. Lastly, flying to the Sand Kingdom takes close to 11.4 seconds in Ver. 1.3.0 which is about three seconds less than the 14.3 seconds it took in Ver. 1.2.0.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are both available for the Nintendo Switch.