People have been trying to play first-person Zelda games for years, whether it be in a Minecraft mod or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Switch. Thanks to a newly discovered glitch, however, they can now do so in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Twitter user Axk_000 discovered the glitch, and it turns out that it’s actually not that complicated. It includes pulling out the in-game camera, holding an item from the menu, and then canceling that item hold. After doing so, the game will be in a first-person view. This isn’t just Link’s character model disappearing, either, as you can see it’s in first-person based on how his shadow is positioned in relation to the player’s view.
It seems like the technique is fairly consistent, so at least until Nintendo patches it out–if it even decides to–you can probably try it for yourself. It doesn’t really add any advantages and actually limits your environmental awareness, which is very important in a game like Breath of the Wild, but it’s definitely a neat novelty to try out if you’ve done everything the game has to offer already.
Zelda fans won’t have to wait too much longer to get new content on the Switch, either, but it won’t be Breath of the Wild’s sequel. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD releases for the system on July 16, and it adds a motion-controls-free mode for those who want a more-standard control scheme. However, even this option requires you to swing your sword with the right analog stick in order to replicate the precise slashes of the Wii Remote.
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