That Means Completing All Breath of the Wild’s Tasks and Unlocks
It was only a matter of time, but impressive nonetheless. The first 100% speedrun of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been achieved in less than fifty hours.
Breath of the Wild is the first open-world Zelda game that allows players to explore to their heart’s content. Alternatively, anyone can elect to skip quests, activities, and discovery and simply make their way to Hyrule castle. But then they would miss out on the character interactions, Link shenanigans, and dynamic locations. More despairingly, speedruns don’t accommodate our collection of the Korok seeds.
Yet this streamer, Xalikah, managed to succeed everywhere in 49 hours. Easily, Breath of the Wild can take over 100 hours to complete; the game mechanics, locations, and mysteries, practically demand a slower playthrough. But that didn’t stop Xalikah from meeting the criteria as established by Redditor Kewl0210. Achieving all of the following means 100% completion of the game:
- All heart and stamina upgrades
- All Quests (complete counters for main quests, shrine quests, and side quests)
- Complete map percentage counter (all Koroks, towers, discovered places etc.)
- All Key Items (all dungeon rewards, Kilton medals, bridles, saddles, Hestu’s Gift, Confidential Envelope, Shiekah Slate+, Paraglider)
- Acquire Master Sword
- Fully upgraded Champion’s Tunic, Zora Armor Set, Wild Armor Set, Thunder Helm
- All fully upgraded Runes-Full compendium (this gives you a key item)
Fulfilling all the requirements in half the average game time entails great prudence on the part of the streamer. It also means there was no screwing around, this player got things done and got out every time.
On the other side of this coin, speedruns simply intent on beating the game as quickly as possible have done so in under an hour. One day, it will be less than half an hour.
Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild offers the most detailed Zelda world to date, it may be in the player’s best interest to take their time. But that’s just a recommendation for those who aren’t trying to set records.
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