The update introduces a number of fixes for various issues in the game, including fixings some progression bugs and generally improving the gameplay experience.
More interesting though, is the update adds the ability to obtain new items in-game by booting it from articles viewed through a specific Switch News channel on the Switch console’s HOME Menu. The game’s predecessor, Breath of the Wild, did something similar after its 1.3.1 update, where a channel titled Tips From The Wild would provide players with basic guides to the game and drop relevant items if players booted Breath of the Wild from the articles.
The update also reportedly nixes the “frozen meat glitch” that players had been using to rack up serious bank, so I guess Hyrule’s frozen meat bubble has burst (ew).
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.