The Elder Scrolls: Blades Update 1.7.1 Now Available On Nintendo Switch

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Bethesda Softworks and Bethesda Games Studios have released a new software update for The Elder Scrolls: Blades on Nintendo Switch.

This has added optional motion controls on the portable home console, as well as addressing multiple bugs that the developer has identified.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is now available as a free download on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Update 1.7.1 Patch Notes

Added motion controls for combat on Nintendo Switch!

  • Enable motion controls in the Settings Menu.
  • Hold ZL or ZR to raise your weapon like usual, then flick the corresponding Joy-Con to attack.
  • Keep ZL or ZR held to start a combo attack as soon as possible or release it to stop attacking.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug on Nintendo Switch causing the player’s Gems to temporarily disappear.
  • Fixed a bug on Nintendo Switch preventing banner decorations from swaying in the wind.
  • Fixed a bug that disabled the button to reduce how many potions you want to brew at the Alchemy Laboratory.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the exclamation point icon from appearing above Varro Matius while he has the Mining Misfortune quest to give.
  • Revised how Arena trophy rewards are calculated.
  • Fixed a wide variety of interface bugs, quest progression blockers, and crashes.
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