The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may have been out for less than a month, but speedrunners around the world have already torn the game apart trying to find the quickest route for completion.
Now YouTuber dragonbane has proven which language is the fastest in a comparison video of all the languages available. In the footage we can clearly see that the German setting allows Link to leave the stasis chamber first; shortly followed by French. There may only be a few seconds difference in the clip, yet over the duration of a play through this will save vital minutes; thirteen in fact, when compared to the English version.
Currently the benchmark for completion at any percentage is set at around 45 minutes. More tips and tricks are being discovered daily meaning it's only a matter of time before that number is reduced. Interestingly the Wii U version saves 31 seconds (41 if you play it in German) making it more favoured over the Switch; more rapid load times and transitions make that the case.
This is not the first time a Zelda game played in German has proved to be the most efficient. Twilight Princess's choice of language is the same and still preferred among many speedrunners to this day.
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