With only half of the expansion pass content currently available, Nintendo is certainly still keen on supporting The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with new content via updates and patches. The latest patch just went out and while it makes the usual bug fixes and tweaks that these kinds of updates do, it also added in an intriguing new feature that could perhaps begin to see use in other titles as well.

The Nintendo Switch has a dedicated News tab which has various advertisements and updates regarding whatever games you choose to follow, and this new update will add in a functionality that gives players certain in-game items if they open the game by launching the software from articles within a new channel which will be opening on the 9th. Essentially, it sounds like this will be adding some sort of SpotPass like functionality to the game; perhaps if it goes over well, Nintendo might begin doing this for other games where applicable.

What do you think? Will you be making much use of this? Do you think Nintendo is testing out something bigger? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via en-americas-support.nintendo.com]