If you’ve seen screenshots of TLZ: Link’s Awakening, then you probably noticed the Distant Blur effect present in the game when roaming around outside. On the internet, opinions about the blur vary wildly with some people loving it and others hating it but thanks to the Switch hacking scene, the blur can be turned off with a recently released mod!
Do you like Nintendo’s remake but dislike the blur? If so, SleepingMelons has just created the perfect mod for you! (Image Source)

This mod, which is called ‘No DOF Blur’ and was developed by MelonSpeedruns, fully removes the distant blur effect present in the game while leaving everything in its original state therefore making individuals who dislike the blur happy. To make use of this mod, you have to:

  • Download it from here
  • Extract the ZIP file you downloaded and place the ‘atmosphere’ folder on the root of your SDCard
    • You obviously need a hacked Switch running Atmosphere to use this mod
    • If you’re emulating the game on Yuzu, rename the ‘01006BB00C6F0000’ folder found in the ZIP file to ‘No DOF’ and place it in “C:\Users\{Your Username}\AppData\Roaming\yuzu\load\01006BB00C6F00 00\”

  • Reboot your console or re-open Yuzu
  • Enjoy TLZ: Link’s Awakening without the blur!
  • Unfortunately, users have reported that the mod doesn’t alleviate any of the game’s performance issues so don’t install this mod with the sole intention of improving your frame rate