Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now 4K and 60FPS, but there's a twist

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom can now be run at 60 FPS with 4K resolution, but there’s a twist. Normally, this acclaimed open-world title runs at 30 FPS and 720p, but gamers have now found a way to make it perform even better than standard.

Fans familiar with emulation will be happy to know that Yuzu can run Tears of the Kingdom at a much higher level than the Switch. It was officially announced by the folks who run and update Yuzu, so fans can rest assured that the game can be played at a pretty good quality.

Keep in mind that running Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in levels it wasn’t supposed to run might result in a glitch or two. Make sure that your gaming computer is of quality, as a lower-end PC could mean that the game won’t run as well as it could.

It’s not just PC and Steam Deck owners who get to have all the fun, as fans with a modded Switch were also able to get the game to run better. Granted, it’s just a stable 30 FPS but when you consider the game’s frame drops, this is a perfectly fine solution.

Despite all this talk about emulation, we still recommend that players purchase Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on Nintendo Switch. Anyone unfamiliar with the workings of emulation will be happy to know that the game runs pretty decently on Switch. Sure, there are frame drops when things get more intense but it’s never an unplayable experience.

While we don’t support gamers pirating roms, it can’t be denied that there’s a demand to play these Nintendo games in better hardware. The Switch was outdated when it came out and recent games have shows that a hardware upgrade is needed.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available on Nintendo Switch. It looks like Nintendo is aware of the complaints, as the company has confirmed that we won’t be getting an upgrade until next year.

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