The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been out for over four years now, and one of the most striking things about the open world Zelda title is the new discoveries fans continue to make to this day. While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may have eschewed traditional series staples like big, themed dungeons, it makes up for it with a world that is full of life, rewarding players who explore the vastness of Hyrule. Fours years on, one player has uncovered a new method for destroying breakable walls without using a bomb, unknown until now.
Breath of the Wild was a huge hit for Nintendo, driving early Switch sales, and wowing critics and fans alike. While some felt that the world was a tad barren, the Hyrule that Link explores in Breath of the Wild is full of breathtaking locations. The game is whatever the player makes of it, as so much of the game is optional or can be played in any order, the exploration is left up to the player. This is why new tech is found years after the game’s release.
The most recent discovery to generate buzz is Link’s ability to crack open breakable walls without using bombs. The trick here involves using the stasis power on an object, whacking it a few times to charge kinetic energy, and aiming it at the bombable wall that needs to get busted up. While Link has bombs in his arsenal at all times, this unconventional way of breaking through walls gets the job done just as well. There are so many little quirky things to be found in Breath of the Wild, that it is no surprise that it takes fans this long to uncover them. Only recently did someone make a connection between the Divine Beasts and Link’s House in Hateno Village.
This trick using stasis instead of bombs might not see many practical applications, but that is beside the point as it is the discovery that is what makes it so exciting for fans. Just like finding Link’s rarely seen animations when he is fatigued, or encountering the spirit on top of Satori Mountain, Breath of the Wild is all about the little discoveries, as much as it is a story about saving Hyrule.
With Breath of the Wild 2 on the horizon, fans can only hope that the Hyrule of that game can offer as much depth as this one. When new tech is found years later, or a new vista from Link’s chimney generates awe, it is clear the game has done something special. That means a lot is riding on Breath of the Wild 2 to deliver, but fans of this game will likely still find new things for years to come.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Switch and Wii U.