Nintendo Switch: Wi-Fi issues may be impacting frame rate
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Nintendo Switch: Wi-Fi issues may be impacting frame rate


Nintendo is aware of the alleged issue.

Frame rate drops on Nintendo Switch titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may, in part, be caused by Wi-Fi settings.

Nintendo Life reports that the Switch’s Wi-Fi Auto Connect may be impacting titles with each attempt it makes to search for a wireless network. Each request is said to place a strain on the Switch’s CPU, in turn hitting frame rates.

A Nintendo Life reader claims to enjoy a more stable experience after turning the Wi-Fi Auto Connect feature off. Flight Mode does the same thing.

We here at Stevivor have only noticed frame rate drops in Zelda whilst in TV mode. Things run quite smoothly in handheld mode at 720p resolution, but sometimes falter on TV at 900p. It’s unlikely Wi-Fi is the culprit in those occurrences.

Nevertheless, Nintendo Life reports that the publisher is aware of the issue and working on a fix. We’ll keep you posted.

The Nintendo Switch is available now.

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