‘Breath of the Wild’ 1.2.0 Update Released: What Changed?

The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild, Wii U, Nintendo Switch


Lost in all the commotion of yesterday’s DLC Pack 1 reveal was the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild received another update to the already massive game. The official title is Version 1.2.0 and you are probably wondering what it does. Lucky for you, we have all the answers you need right here.

The new update adds the ability to change the language of the voiceovers in the game. This does only apply to the voices and not the in-game text.

Version 1.2.0

  • Various fixes to improve the gameplay experience.
  • A feature has been added that allows you to choose from nine language options for in-game voices. You can access this setting from the Options menu on the title screen.
    • Languages Available:
      • Japanese
      • English
      • French (France)
      • French (Canada)
      • German
      • Spanish (Spain)
      • Spanish (Latin America)
      • Italian
      • Russian

To enable this, all you have to do is go to the options at the main menu and you will see an option for “Voice Language” at the bottom where you can switch to your preferred language. Wii U owners will have to download a voice pack from the Nintendo eShop to enable this feature.

Breath of the Wild

Like the last patch, Nintendo says various fixes have been done to improve gameplay but doesn’t reveal what they were. The last patch appeared to fix the framerate in certain areas so it’s possible something like that could have been done.

Fans have been asking for the ability to play with Japanese voiceovers since the trailer showing them was announced. It looks Nintendo has been listening to fan feedback and decided to implement the feature. If you want to do a quick comparison of the voices, we’ve included a video comparing all nine of the new languages below.

What do you think? Will you be trying to the game in Japanese or a different language now? Let us know in the comments below.