A newly discovered glitch in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild allows players to ‘drop’ the Master Sword. This is just the latest unusual bug in the game, following the strange fast travel horse glitch that one player accidentally stumbled upon.
In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players cannot get rid of the Master Sword. Players cannot throw it away, nor can they destroy it, no matter how hard they try. In fact the weapon is technically immune from the item degradation feature as it requires recharging after a certain amount of use.
However, a glitch in the game, that can be triggered by getting enemies to fire an amount of arrows causes the title to totally freak out and can send the Master Sword flying through the sky if it is being wielded at the time. A message saying that “The Master Sword has returned to the forest” pops up, though it should be noted that the item doesn’t totally disappear and it is still in Link’s possession even after this has been triggered. As a result, some fans have suggested that it’s just a ‘failsafe’ put into the game. Or, the developer may have initially intended for the Master Sword to return to Korok Forest each time it ‘broke’ before deciding on the recharge mechanic.
The Master Sword’s attempt at a disappearing act isn’t the only thing that this glitch causes, either. As shown in the video above, it also gives Link a new look in the inventory menu, as the iconic character’s torso, arms and half of his head disappear too. The design isn’t quite as good as his normal look, but fans may ask for a brand new Link figurine to be designed all the same.
It’s unclear when or even if Nintendo plans to patch out the glitch, ensuring that fans don’t freak out about the Master Sword leaving their possession (even if that doesn’t exactly happen). But if the company does decide to get rid, in the meantime it will be just one more weird Breath of the Wild Easter Egg or secret for players of the open-world game to enjoy.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available on Nintendo Switch and Wii U.