Fortnite's Creative Mode kicked opened the door for imaginative fans to recreate epic landscapes. Since it's launch in late 2018, fans have recreated Dunder Mifflin from The Office, Nuketown from Call of Duty: Black Ops, Helm's Deep from The Lord of The Rings, and more. And now YouTuber Mustard Plays has recreated the original NES Legend of Zelda using Fortnite's Creative Mode.
Mustard Plays released a video two weeks ago announcing that he was working on bringing the original Legend of Zelda map to Fortnite. In the video, Mustard Plays, also known as Chad, excitedly talks about how he's been working to recreate the NES classic. He walks players through the map, explaining how he just wanted something more nostalgic from a Fortnite Creative Mode map.
It's a 21-minute long video, but absolutely worth the watch to see how Chad designed this map. He explains how most of the map was constructed with just seven pieces in Creative Mode, making the pieces vary in size to get the desired effect. The attention to detail is really what makes this map sing.
Although the base of the map is an exact replica, Chad had to get creative with some of the more iconic aspects of the game. A gnome in a cave stands guard over an Infinity Sword for the classic "It's dangerous to go alone," scene. Gold coins are scattered through to represent the pieces rupees. Of course, there are also Triforce pieces that can be found at the end of dungeons and help players complete the game.
Several of the dungeons have tricks and traps much like the original game, but they were designed for fun and not frustration. "Most of the dungeons are puzzle-based," Chad reveals giddily, "...a couple of parkour-type things that are kind of challenging but mostly, pretty easy."
This was truly a labor of love for Chad and he hopes that fans everywhere can enjoy the time and detail he put into the map. Anyone that wants to try out the map can enter the creative code 2326-3456-6999 to check out Chad's Legend of Zelda recreation.
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