Every week there are new techniques and glitches discovered in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Sure enough, this week is no different. Today we present the "bomb impact launch" – a new technique the Zelda speedrunning community is currently experimenting with to accelerate their runs.
It's a move that looks set to drastically change speedruns in Breath of the Wild. Instead of relying on stasis launches and bullet-time bounces, which require objects and enemies to propel Link to new heights, this latest technique makes use of two remote bombs to send the game's protagonist soaring through the skies at high speed. The paraglider is also an optional extra.
According to Nintendo Enthusiast, this move was first demonstrated by the Twitter user @Satogashi020:
As you can see in the tweets above, bomb impact launches require some good timing and angling on the player's end. Once the technique has been mastered, it can be performed again mid-flight. Depending on how much health and stamina Link has, it means you could essentially perform this technique over and over again.
Compared to a lot of other techniques often publicised by the Zelda speedrun community, this one seems to be a lot friendlier and fortunately doesn't require any overly complicated glitches to be performed – meaning you could even give it a go yourself next time you boot up Breath of the Wild.
What do you think of this new technique? Leave a comment below.
The things people do to speed run games. XD
I look forward to the point where people have gotten it down to a science, like with the older titles.
I kinda miss the days before the internet where glitches couldn’t be patched out. Many games live far beyond their lifespan because a glitch or exploit is found and can be mastered for speed runners.
I’ve played this game to death (clocked in at 740 hours), so I can’t see myself picking it back up anytime soon. But I still find myself watching speed runs of BotW for hours and hours on YouTube. It’s all so fascinating
The freedom of the game's mechanics and systems is what made the game so appealing and interesting from the start and I really hope they don't change this design principle in the sequel.
I never thought nintendo life would showcase BILs/windbombs. I've been messing around with them all day and they're so fun
It looks very useful. And easier than other glitches that I have seen. Might give it a try in the future.
I still play this game alot!
Cant wait for the sequel.
This isn't too new, seen videos of this the last month or so
This is fantastic news for the OCD members of the Switch gaming community
I played 120 hours, beat the 4 main dungeons and Ganon but have still 60% of regular dungeons to visit (!). And a lot of places to visit.
But I stopped playing more than a year ago. And since then no other game has offered me as pleasure as BotW.
On top of that, I realized recently I've never visited a village (the one from Windwaker).
Now I'm really asking myself if I should start this game again from the beginning and enjoying it as much as possible, even if that means spending 300-400-500h hours on it. And forget about other video games releases. It would mean such a change in my habits (I buy 2-3 games a month - almost never finish them), which is a little scary, but that would open me to more immersion (and pleasure) into one fantastic game. Big dilemna !
Poor Link 🥺 The things he has to endure. Like blowing up his own ass over and over to fly and then crash down all floppy into a rock🥴
@smashboy2000 Hello friend, I am in the same boat. Played and finished the game around the launch of switch, then played the DLC when it dropped. Since then I have not touched it.
Like you, I want to go back and play it from the start, but I also play multiple games each month. And, with so many good games coming out, can I take a two month or more break to really immerse my self in the game?
I have been asking myself this question for months. I hope you come up with a better solution than me.
@dugan To make the decision harder, I'm asking myself the question if I shouldn't take that time to play Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3, which I still haven't touched...
The bottom of my thoughts is that I think I had a better time with video games when I had only the money to buy one each 3 months than today, where I can buy 2-3 a month.
A good Zelda, a good fighting game and a good puzzle game : maybe that's all I need to enjoy myself with video games.
It's a really hard dilemna 😅
@smashboy2000 Yes, try a new game. But only buy ones which you genuinely think you will like playing. Not games you think you should like playing...
But yeah, focus on one game at a time. I did that with Fire Emblem recently. I love the feeling of getting lost in a game and just think about it all the time. Doesn’t happen all too often these days with so much content available and stuff to do in life.
Glitches are fun sometimes. My favorite game glitch or bug is in skyrim where you go flying when a giant slams their club down. Hehe
@Ladasta You have exactly nailed my problem !
I think I got lost by thinking a lot of games are interesting (which is true) and I SHOULD play them (which is not true). That's why I have so many games I don't play and I don't feel anymore the pleasure I had before while playing.
But first, we need to talk about parallel universes...
@PBandSmelly Everyone gangsta until we hit vertical parallel universes
@smashboy2000 How’s it going? Playing zelda or found anything new that you love?
@Ladasta waiting for Zelda in my mailbox tomorrow or the day after !
But I stil haven't finished Control on Xbox One 😅
That's a pretty nice find!
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