Zelda: Breath of the Wild Tips and Tricks for Gamers
An aficionado of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has discovered a creative method of altering Link’s temperature where ever he may be in the game world. Evidently, some Zelda devotees are repeating Breath of the Wild in expectation of Tears of the Kingdom.
More than six years ago, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released on Nintendo Switch, quickly receiving high praise and making it onto various people’s “best-of-all-time” lists due to its immense open world and focus on experimentation as a way of progression. A notable component of the game is the temperature regulation of Link’s character, where if he climbs up a volcano without the right gear he will overheat and start losing health, and if he lingers in the snow without proper clothing he will begin to freeze and lose hearts. Most players counteract this by equipping Link with the appropriate clothing and armor, but an observant Reddit user has discovered another way.
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Clean_Cookies shared a video on the Breath_of_the_Wild subreddit of Link on the brink of wilting from the heat before promptly finding reprieve from equipping an ice weapon. The user, who has played more than 165 hours of the game, inquired, “Did I miss the fact that fire weapons make you hotter and ice weapons make you cooler?” The answers were varied, ranging from those who knew this for ages to those amazed at the utility of elemental weapons in Breath of the Wild.
The conversation has widened to include different features of the game’s physics system. Some gamers have noticed that using ice weapons can help them carry ice blocks through the desert without it melting and that equipping a fire weapon will make ice in the mountains to melt without having to use it. Others have found out that ice doesn’t dissolve when the player is in the shade. Such revelations can be beneficial for navigating the combat in Breath of the Wild, with a few users noting the elemental weaknesses built into the fire and ice enemies.
The lack of hand-holding in Breath of the Wild initially makes its discoveries difficult to uncover. However, the game’s trial and error based progress gives the player a feeling of freedom, as the restrictions of other games are not present. The secrets of Breath of the Wild are too numerous for players to uncover before Tears of the Kingdom is released, but players are surely excited to start their journey again in the sequel.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be found for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U platforms.