A bizarre graphics glitch has been discovered in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that removes the cartoon shader effects applied to Link’s character.
To experiment with the glitch, boot up Breath of the Wild and head to the north gate at the end of the Bridge of Hylia. Notice it has a chunk of its structure missing on its left side. That’s where the glitch takes effect. By climbing into that crevasse, players can use the game’s camera to switch the filter between the usual cell-shaded look, to a darker, more realistic one. The dark filter only affects the front portion of the hole, presumably to shade the outside of the structure. The developers must have missed this one little gap.
By introducing other lighting effects, such as the glow from a weapon or fairy, players can take some interesting pictures. Those who want to give it a spin should try swapping out different costumes to see how they look sans filter. One player posted several images documenting the glitch; even providing a picture showing Link split between both filters. More images can be seen on their imgur page.
In other Breath of the Wild news, the game has just received a dedicated section on the Nintendo Switch news channel. This new channel titled “Tips From the Wild” will provide helpful hints and news, while also rewarding players just for reading. All they need to do is subscribe to the channel and check it out. The types of items vary depending on the type of article released, which range from marketing updates, announcements, in-game updates, and trailers. The items haven’t been disclosed, but players should expect things like Korok seeds and new costumes for Link.
The game’s fist DLC pack, The Master Trials, released a couple months ago. It added a harder game mode and a trial that improves the Master Sword. The new Master Mode is intended to push players who felt the original journey was too much of a breeze. The Master Trials is a series of challenges that will test a player’s wits and skills. Passing the trials will reward them with an improved Master Sword that will no longer run out of power.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.