The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is packed with secrets to find, many of which are hidden away off the beaten track, encouraging players to explore in order to locate them. However, one treasure chest has remained off-limits for even the most dedicated Zelda player.
Located in the middle of a little inlet between Aris Beach and Clarnet Coast in the south-east section of Hyrule, this chest is simply not accessible - on the Switch and Wii U, at least.
Using PC-based emulator CEMU 1.7.3d, Leonardo Ramallo was able to break the game and walk under the waves to open this elusive chest. What was inside, you ask? Could it be a super-weapon that isn't obtainable anywhere else in the game? Perhaps a precious item with incredible resell value? We'll let you find out for yourselves by watching the video above.
Watch it be an opal...
It's an opal #savedyouaclick
@OrigamiSquirtle I KNEW IT!!!!!
I came across that chest.
That framerate hurt me.
IT WAS A MEW ALL ALONG!!! Those kids on the play ground were right
This had actually been known about for a while now... dataminers had extracted the location and contents of all of the chests shortly after release, and that information has since been added to online maps, etc.
Wonder if you could use the knockdown bug to get hit and walk underwater+Magnesis, but more importantly, does this chest count towards your '100%' progress?
I should try this out myself, but at first sight that looks TOTALLY reachable via ice blocks, then magnesis from above the chest... Not sure if I'm overlooking something here or what.
EDIT - Never mind, I just read that the issue is the chest being glitched and thus not being pullable by magnesis. NL's description of ''too deep underwater'' was misleading, and the video just made it seem as though magnesis wasn't working because he was playing on a broken emulator version.
I'm glad I read this so I know not to waste any time on this chest if I come across it
Useless article, it doesn't even say what's in the chest.
@LinkSword You can reach it that way and latch on with magnesis, but it doesn't let you pull it up. You can grab the nearby one that isn't buried, but not this one.
I have found this chest, but didn't really care or try to get it
I could have sworn that the contents of chests were somewhat randomized anyway.
This is like getting weapon grade plutonium to power a time machine, travelling back in time to get an federal agent's briefcase, and then find out it's just his lunch.
I wonder if you could reach it on the console by using the "Link gets damaged backward into the water" glitch featured elsewhere. Maybe they fixed that with an update?
Breath of the Wild in a nutshell. Crappy quest rewards and crappy chests. All of the good stuff is locked behind Amiibo.
7/10 for this reason alone greedy punks.
@Tandoori No you just thought that because they are 99% garbage
@EternalDragonX Yeah, but I remember early on in my game I tried to save before opening a chest, and got different results when I reloaded.
This may have been in a shrine, though.
Truly, an easter egg for the ages.
What a once-in-a-lifetime game. How will it ever be topped? Will wonders ever cease? Will people be savvy enough to read this as sarcasm?
Why this was impossible? Couldn't we just take the chest out using the magnet like other chests underwater?
@OrigamiSquirtle You watched the video before commenting.
@OrigamiSquirtle I came here to say the same thing! XD At this point I'm not even upset it's just an opal. I think it's hilarious! XD What else would you expect from a game that rewards you with golden doodoo?
To people claiming this is proof that BoTW has "crappy quests and crappy rewards": this chest isn't supposed to be hard to get, it's only hard because of a glitch. It's not a reward for doing some difficult task. It was likely intended to just be a random, slightly out-of-the-way chest that would nab you a few rupees. It seems like the kind of thing that could very conceivably be fixed by a minor update to the game.
As for "all the good content being locked behind amiibo," I don't think that's true either. Most of the exclusives the amiibo get you are subtle variations on the "classic link" outfit (one of which you can get by completing all the shrines anyway).
It is trapped for some reason. Probably a reaction to being both underwater and underground.
That is incredibly negative and pessimistic view of this game. Literally the only things locked solely to amiibo are Epona with the special skin and perfect stats (which you still can obtain a different horse with those perfect stats), the Twilight Bow (mostly because of the non-arrow consumption), and the Character Armors that have no distinct advantage on any other armor. Completely honest the only thing people should be upset about is possibly Epona. But then again that justifies docking 30% of its score right?
@LordGeovanni ...r u serious? Only the main protagonists Horse? That alone is a fireable offense. And im pretty sure 100% of people would like clothes instead of 5000 opals or weapons that break after one battle. Again, 7/10 for greed alone and wasting our time. There is litetally no reason to do quests in this game. And literally no reasons to search out treasures.
The armor you get as part of the quests, chests, and shrines mean nothing, right? My point stands. Aside cosmetic appearance, amiibo have no function in game other than gathering collectables faster and the Twilight Bow which doesn't have a non-amiibo counterpart. I even caught a Epona colored horse before I got the actual Epona.
@LordGeovanni There are no Epona colored horses in the game other than Epona. She is red and white, there are brown and cream colored ones, but none red and white.
@EternalDragonX Sometimes the journey is it's own reward. I'm sorry that there was literally no reason for you to do quests or search out treasure, I find it very enjoyable doing both those things, even if I am not always rewarded with something I need. It is still a lot of fun for me.
@Yasume I swear I didn't! The amount of chests containing opals is a bit ridiculous.
@EternalDragonX Your hate is strong. I own the complete Smash Bros Amiibo collection, save for the most recent 6 that were announced. I've never scanned any of them. To suggest that Amiibo support somehow ruins this game, is "greedy", or otherwise should dock a game's rating 3/10 points is just ludicrous. It makes it impossible to take what you say seriously.
@MadJay1664 It was weird. Thankfully, I Googled it and I moved on soon afterwards. I'm surprised Nintendo didn't fix it, or perhaps they did. I've not been back. It's not a big deal, regardless.
@EternalDragonX I'm sorry you're salty that you didn't think to buy the amiibo back when they were available and now they are too expensive for you. You snooze you lose.
@TheLobster not wasting my money on dumb plastic toys
Most likely leftover data, but you do you.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE I honestly thought what you said was a sexual innuendo >XD
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