Until recently, Breath of the Wild's "impossible arrow" was a legend. Many had seen this lone, unintended shock arrow, floating in the sky above Gerudo Town — but none had touched it.
Almost five years after the release of Breath of the Wild, there are a number of "secrets" like the impossible arrow that are slowly, painstakingly being reached, collected, and destroyed by dedicated players and modders. There are the "impossible chests", which can be found in areas where the Sheikah Sensor indicates the presence of a nearby treasure chest, despite none being visible. There are unused shrines, Easter Egg references, and sprawling debug areas that fall outside the boundaries of the map.
At this point, you'd think we had reached the end of Breath of the Wild discoveries — but no. The impossible arrow has been collected, at last, by LegendofLinkk, who documented the process on YouTube, and whose other glitch discoveries include fireproof weapons and a way to keep the Bow of Light.
Unsurprisingly, the method of getting up to that sky-high arrow involves heavy use of glitches. Previous attempts used the "moon jump", which is a glitch using a horse, but it didn't work. LegendofLinkk's method was to combine the moon jump with a "Death Mountain effect" glitch, effectively making himself invincible, and then teleporting to the nearby Daqo Chisay shrine to get closer to the arrow.
But the feat wasn't accomplished yet. In fact, he hadn't even left the ground. After about ten minutes of tiny jumps, and with Link hundreds of feet in the air, LegendofLinkk pulled out his final weapon: Bomb Arrows. The blast from setting off a bomb arrow would propel him to where the shock arrow was, and it would take over 1,000 of them — or, technically, less than a thousand, because he would end up overshooting the arrow. Good thing he's invincible!
Way too many explosions later, and it was just a hop, skip, and a jump (and a few more hops) over to the arrow. One shock arrow is therefore worth about 1,000 bomb arrows (and 27 minutes of your time). Seems fair to us.
In the comments someone counted he blew himself up 1,167 times.
@iLikeUrAttitude His medical bills must be sky-high!
@ObeseChihuahua2 @iLikeUrAttitude medical something something American something bills
More than anything, I'm happy Nintendo didn't patch out these exploits. Many of them are hard to just stumble upon, you usually have to go out of your way or even waste a few minutes getting them to work, but what a fun world to just fly around in and mess with physics.
Bombs? You want it? It's your, my friend. As long as you have enough Rubies.
Well at least that area has something worth exploring for, unlike 99% of the rest of the map.
What do you get for dying by falling from too great a height 1000 times?
I think a lot of these have to do with the physics more than glitches.
Wait so I didn't actually need to beat that first Lyenel to get shock arrows, i could have just done this 😮
@blindsquarel Clipping through walls and being able to fly (jump infinitely) around the whole world map is most certainly a glitch/exploit.
Again, I am happy these were never patched out.
This is awesome! I've always wanted an easy way to get shock arrows!
How does someone come up with this. Is the first part needed?
@UglyCasanova poor form. There's shock arrows all over the map.
@Astral-Grain "I'm happy Nintendo didn't patch out these exploits."
Most of them probably can't be fixed without breaking intended behaviour somewhere else in the game.
@Mountain_Man I really don't care. I am happy about it all the same.
Safer than fighting the Lynel.
One question: how did people see that tiny arrow high up in the sky?
It makes you wonder if Nintendo didn't hide those things on purpose to see how players would break their game.
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