Last night, Nintendo incorporated the latest update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild under the label of patch 1.1.2, with the company’s patch notes being just as cryptic as the last patch, which fixed the game’s resolution, but simply contained the details of “Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.” With this being the case, it was up to fans to parse exactly what had been changed, with numerous reports from Reddit now suggesting that Nintendo patched out an exploit that let players farm up to 999 arrows from enemies without taking any damage.
For those unaware, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild once contained what was known as the “infinite arrow farming glitch,” and it worked when players put Link in a safe spot near a gathered group of mounted Bokoblin archers. Since the creatures are not the smartest when it comes to the action-adventure game’s AI system, they would keep shooting at Link, but not one would hit him, which would let fans pick up as many arrows as they wanted.
Apparently, though, once Nintendo’s patch 1.1.2 for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is applied, fans can no longer use the exploit to stock up on arrow ammunition at an infinite rate. Now, it seems as if Link maxes out at a certain point when collecting the Bokoblins’ arrows, as he can no longer keep picking them up after reaching 10.
While Nintendo’s patch 1.1.2 seems to nix the “infinite arrow farming glitch” in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, some fans are reporting a way to continue getting as many arrows as they want, albeit through a much slower method. As it happens, the workaround involves lighting a campfire and resting for any duration, which resets the counter and lets fans get about 10 more each time.
Of course, the “infinite arrow farming glitch” hasn’t been the only exploit found within The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild since its launch. For instance, there have been some fans who discovered a way to get infinite stamina when riding Link’s horse, and there are likely to be many more tricks found once players continue to experiment with the open world aspects of the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.