Breath of the Wild has just been updated to version 1.3.1 and the biggest new addition is the fact that Nintendo will be launching a “Breath of the Wild Tips” news channel which will apparently give in-game items to those who read the stories.

It’s an interesting concept that we’ve not seen used before. Nintendo is obviously trying to make sure that gamers are utilising the News channel that is on Switch.

Version 1.3.1

  • We have fixed the issue in Pack 1: The Master Trials of the Expansion Pass, in which defeating certain enemies for Kilton was not counted toward completion when playing in Master Mode.
  • In-game items can now be obtained from launching the software from certain articles distributed through a new News channel (“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Tips from the Wild”) which can be accessed through News on the Home menu. This channel is expected to open on 8/9/2017.
  • Depending on your game progress and location, certain items may not be obtainable.
  • Various fixes to improve gameplay.