The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch is now more than four years old and somehow players are still discovering new things within the kingdom of Hyrule.
Over the past few weeks, many players seem to have just found out that Link can actually ride large barrels in the game. It appears to have surprised everyone. Some commenters in the below Reddit post didn't even know there were barrels this big in Breath of the Wild.
This is where you can find one of these giant barrels, according to the individual who posted the Reddit video (we also found it ourselves outside the Woodcutter's house):
"I found this one on the Great Plateau near "Old Man's hut", IICRC there was one located at some ruins...
"There were also other comments that mentioned you can find it near somewhere on Lanayru Wetlands and Eventide Island."
And here's another look at it in action, courtesy of a few others - including Nintendo Life video producer, Jon Cartwright:
One other purpose giant barrels serve appear to be as cover to enter enemy locations undetected...
What do you think of this barrel roll Link can perform? Did you know you could do this in Breath of the Wild? Vote in our poll and leave a comment down below.
[source reddit.com, via gamesradar.com]
This game doesn't stop giving!
I took special notice of the giant barrels, and realized they were pretty rare to come by. But I had no idea that you can utilize one as a replacement Epona.
as far as secrets go, Breath of the Wild is the DJ Khaled of the Zelda series: “anotha one!”
I mean, that's kinda cool, I guess. Not sure if it was even remotely cool enough to warrant a yes or no opinion poll, much less one with 5 overly goofy responses, but...NL is gonna NL 😂
What!? I have 500 hours in BOTW, and never discovered that. That's amazing. It's extremely impressive how much care they put into Breath of the Wild.
@Andy_Witmyer NL being NL is part of what makes me enjoy this site honestly. They're having some fun alongside reporting on game stuff, and fun is something we can all get behind.
This is a game changer
I wish I could play this game for the first time, again.
I keep going back to it and it’s amazing, but it’s never as amazing as it was the first time.
I will just say this. 100 years from now people are still going to keep finding fun stuff to do in this game. just wait and see what we can do in breath ot the wild 2!!
Next thing we know Link will be able to do taxes ingame.
In bread of the wild 2, you can ride zelda, uhh excuse me prinses.
Imagine spending 975+ hours looking for something fun to do in a video game. I would have given up by then and played something else
They played it for 975 hours because it was fun not the other way round.
I knew about this because I was sneaking somewhere near enemies and found a big barrel so started messing about with it
@A01 that happens to everything that is or was amazing. Still this game is something special.
-more stable performance
-fixed AI bugs
In two years we'll find out that means that:
-bugs can be kept in stables
-stables with enough bugs can grow into giant nests that grow into societies and take over Hyrule and infest your other games as well.
Best game ever!! By like, a lot! Nothing comes close!!
I think I may have done this by accident once but never realised the potential of actually riding the barrel for a decent distance.
Ha! That's amazing. I knew about the barrels and using them for cover, I had no idea you could ride them like that though!
Its called an alerion roll thanks game theory:)
Must've heard Fox saying "Do a barrel roll!" whilst getting his teeth smashed in on Smash Bros.
Stuff like this really is why this is my favorite Zelda game of all time.
I knew about the big barrels but i didn't know you could ride them. I might try it when i next play it.
Wow, I can barrel-y believe it!
Who needs horse when you have barrel
I've put in 300 hrs into this game and I had no idea you could do that.
4 years and Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is still suprising us with this, i wonder if Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 will allow this same kinda of discovery shown here?
Comprehensive physics models are the future. I wonder what happens when persistent objects and deformable terrain are within reach of the these developers, and Nintendo hardware.
I have already imagined using the surface tension of water and Octo balloons for some entertaining purposes (alas that there isn't enough uninterrupted ocean expanse in the game). I imagine the magnesis power could be harnessed to launch some very interesting aerial strikes on the occupied Hyrule Castle...
With no game in the near future grabbing my attention . . .
Maybe now is the time for my 2nd play through. I have not played it since DLC. I have never played a game through to credits twice. And I have been waiting to play BotW until it would be somewhat fresh again.
Should I put the game in and wake up?
I wonder how much Nintendo pays for the Havok engine license.
Creating a sandbox game like BOTW must surely have been stimulating for the developers in Kyoto. Perhaps they're working on a game that takes the freedom and playfulness on display in the videos here and implements it to broader effect...
@COVIDberry Physics engines and properly intractable environments make up a large part of why games like Skyrim and Just Cause 2 gripped me back on PS3. It felt like the future, the way the environment could be used to solve problems. It doesn’t seem to have really taken off the way I hoped though.
@Yosher True. For the most part, I enjoy it. I mean, I'm still looking at the site mostly daily. That doesn't mean that I like every goofy thing they do, but - for the most part - it's harmless, and sometimes even funny. Some of the clickbait-y articles - even when the writers are being cute about it - are obnoxious af, but I suppose that's just the way things are these days, as I see it on other sites I like; constantly, everywhere.
Things like this illustrate how stagnant the old 3d zeldas now seem in comparison. The more time goes on the more I appreciate what they did with BOTW. It is literally the only open world game I've ever played that fully realised the potential of the genre. All the (many) others I've played start off really well but soon come to resemble the theme park and the illusion of the world falls away. BOTW sustains that illusion of being a real place through to the end. If it wasn't for the pesky weapon breakage it would likely be my fav game of all time.
This is why this game is considered one of the G.O.A.T's, because they created a world in which so many people will play and get complete different experiences. I remember the first time I watched a video of the coolest things you can do in BoTW and seeing someone parry the guardian's laser was like straight out of DBZ for me and it was like Link went super saiyan.
I didn't even know there where giant barrels in botw! But yeah, there are lots of places I haven't been. One day I might do a big Korok-seed hunt, I expect I will go through all those places that way.
here's a tv that looks like an apple
@DevinRex Is that actually you in your profile pic, or some famous person, or some old relative, or combination?
I never get tired of this game, or news stories about new discoveries about it. I'm going to go jog on a barrel now.
It's a systems based game the interactions are up to the players imagination. Think i did this by accident about 5 hours in on Switch version with my nephew. I'd done the opening of the Wii U version that morning so already knew how to get about. As on Switch we did a co op so were mostly goofing about to see what mischief we could do. You could do this on the chopped trees too, so that was the give away for the barrel roll.
Edit: just remembered, we rolled ours first using it to cover our approach to a moblin group, i even did the metal gear solid music for added effect.
I hope they keep on building on this engine amazing how you can do almost everything.
Wait, the game has giant barrels?
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