Friday’s 1.6.0 update to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild mainly added support for the Labo Toy-Con VR Goggles, but it brought another big improvement to the game.
Shrine entry is also faster with the update, which makes sense. pic.twitter.com/KUq9tYtqgB
— Alexis de Champris (@Pikastroff) April 26, 2019
These videos break down how 1.6.0 now saves several seconds when loading compared to 1.5.0. In a follow-up tweet, Pikastroff notes that his tests were run using a physical edition of the game. He also claims that Switch and Wii U load times are now “almost even.”
This update is naturally worth celebrating as a speedrunner, and Pikastroff went on to set a new personal best time for Any% that same day.
Zant, another well-known Breath of the Wild speedrunner, backed Pikastroff’s claims and went even further to state that “Shrine loads seem to be faster than 1.5, now beating Wii U for the first time.” He also cited “noticeably less overworld lag when moving fast.”
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