Nintendo Switch Online patch has made Ocarina of Time foggy again

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart 64 have both received fog again thanks to the latest Nintendo Switch Online patch.

As spotted by Nintendo Life (opens in new tab), Twitter user @OatmealDome (opens in new tab) noticed that the Nintendo Switch Online 2.0.0 update includes a number of game configuration fixes. Most notably one that brings back the fog found in both Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart 64.

According to OatmealDome’s tweet, the Water Temple room in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time now sports a layer of fog, when it didn’t previously. Another Twitter user, @Ferchou_27 (opens in new tab), also spotted the fog making a comeback in the Forest Temple entrance of Ocarina of Time – where it was noticeably missing at launch – and also in the Choco Mountain course in Mario Kart 64. 

[Nintendo Switch Online – N64]Version 2.0.0 is now available. There appear to be a bunch of game configuration updates which I will cover in another tweet.Notably, however: the infamous Water Temple room is completely fixed, as the fog has been restored. 25, 2022

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N64 Switch Online: they added fog back. I believe Choco Mountain in MK64 didn’t have fog either? Final picture is how the Forest Temple entrance looked at launch. #Nintendo64 #NintendoSwitchOnline #NintendoSwitch 25, 2022

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A quick search through Twitter reveals that the fog isn’t the only thing to have been fixed in the Nintendo Switch Online 2.0.0 update. Another Twitter user, @GamingBoy256 (opens in new tab)also shared that they had noticed Paper Mario has had its Watt death bug also patched out. Apparently, before the fix, if players died with Watt as your partner, it would crash the app. 

It’s possible that these aren’t the only minor things Nintendo has fixed within its Nintendo Switch Online N64 emulator. In fact, @OatmealDome has also claimed (opens in new tab) that an “unknown code patch” was also added to Banjo Kazooie. But it looks as though this could have been an incredibly minor fix due to no one reporting online that they’ve noticed any changes within the Nintendo 64 game yet. 

Want to know what you should be playing with Nintendo Switch Online? Take a look at our list of the best N64 games for inspiration.

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