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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an extremely open game. You can approach the world through many different means, and access areas with original approaches. One section of the map, however, does require you to enter in a specific way your first time through (and again in the future unless you warp there specifically). If you’ve played the game, chances are you know which place we’re referring to.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild has amazed us once again, as Twitter user Swiffy22 managed to come up with an ingenious way of bypassing the natural entrance. A weapon, tree log, Stasis, and the paraglider were the only things used here. Just to be extra safe with spoilers, we’ve posted the video after the break.

It seems like there was some incorrect info on the first print run of Breath of the Wild’s Wii U box in North America. The box falsely states that the Wii Remote, Wii Remote + Nunchuck¬† and Wii Remote + Classic Controller Pro would be supported by the game, when actually only the Gamepad and the Wii U Pro Controller work with it. Apparently a second print run of the Wii U version is now in circulation which fixes that error.

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What could be more mesmerizing than watching someone tumble down a mountain in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? YouTube user HelixSnake ended up doing just that while attempting to use his shield to snowboard after it preemptively broke. With a few fairies in storage, that only ended the long trek down the mountain.

Early on, one popular means of flying in Zelda: Breath of the Wild was done with Octo Balloons. YouTuber mety333 has taken things a significant step further by creating a unique contraption.

mety333 took a metal box and placed it on top of a minecart. Then with the power of Magnesis, he was able to fly across the map and even reach its highest point.

As you can see, there are still plenty of interesting discoveries to be made in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. What will players think of next?

Zelda: Breath of the Wild has one type of enemy in particular found in various places of the world that aren’t the easiest to overcome. But YouTuber GamingCrusader decided to up the challenge by not only taking on two at once, but also avoiding all damage entirely. Head past the break for more.

We’ve seen a few videos comparing the performance of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s before and after the new 1.1.1 patch came out last week. Digital Foundry now has its own video up as well, and explores both versions of the game – Switch and Wii U.

We once again see that Zelda has been given a noticeable boost on Switch. On Wii U though, the improvements aren’t quite as pronounced.

Here’s the full analysis:

This week, Famitsu is publishing an interview with some of the developers behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi and series producer Eiji Aonuma spoke about the game in-depth, among others. Ahead of the magazine’s official release tomorrow, some tidbits from the interview have appeared online.

First, Famitsu asks about how Nintendo settled on Ganon’s role in the game. Zelda was given a fairly deep portrayal, but Ganon only exists as a calamity. Fujibayashi responded by saying that, role-wise, it was unnecessary for him to be personified. If he talks, then his background would need to be shown and that would only be an obstruction in the game. That’s why Ganon is shaped as it is.

A new patch for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was delivered this week. Although Nintendo kept quiet about specifics, players quickly noticed that the game’s performance had been improved. Areas with frame rate drops were improved in version 1.1.1.

NX Gamer published a video yesterday that provides a good look at the performance improvements by showing what the frame rate was like before and after the update. You can watch it below, but note that one of the villages is shown.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a ton of interesting little touches and details that players may not notice. All of the game’s functions interact in many different ways that affect the world.

This past week, one player shared a discovery regarding the game’s weather cycle. Four screenshots in the same area were taken showing how they evolved over time. As it was raining, a sizable pond form. Then as the sun started to come out, it shrank, and continued to do so across the remaining images. It’s pretty amazing and not something that many others were aware of before.

Here’s a look at the weather cycle in action and a puddle that forms / dissipates:

An update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been released that supposedly fixes some of the game’s framerate problems in certain areas. The folks over at GameXplain put that to the test and released a video where they compare the game’s performance before and after applying the patch. Turns out that it does indeed cause the game to run at an improved framerate. Check out the full video below: