Nintendo Nintendo Switch

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Version 1.7.1 available for Nintendo Switch

Bethesda has recently updated its free to play Nintendo Switch eShop title The Elder Scrolls: Blades to Version 1.7.1. The update contains a range of bug fixes and it also brings with it the addition of new motion controls for the game’s combat system. The Elder Scrolls: Blades is available right now on the Nintendo eShop and also on iOS and Android.

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 causing poor performance on Android devices with the Exynos chipset.
  • 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.



  1. I didn’t even want to know this thing actually came out.
    Admittedly, part of me wanted to see something like “this update removes all of IAP elements that plague this game” but this is Bugthesda we’re talking about so.. K, I’m out.

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