Breath of the Wild Glitch Lets You Drop the Master Sword

The newest glitch found in Zelda: Breath of the Wild allows players to ditch the Master Sword. The sword will then fly off back to the Lost Woods where you found it. Why in the world would anybody want to discard the best weapon in the game? Because you can.

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Breath of the Wild Glitch Lets You Drop the Master Sword
Breath of the Wild Glitch Lets You Drop the Master Sword

YouTuber versat13 has managed to figure out a new glitch in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s fairly complicated to trigger, and it basically revolves around overloading the memory management. The video, which you can watch below, is in Japanese, but fortunately, people in the comments have come to the rescue. Thanks to them, you can figure out how to discard the Master Sword.

To trigger the glitch, you’ll have to really overwork the game’s memory management, as we’ve said. It seems that the easiest way to do so is shooting several arrows in groups of three at large amounts of enemies (nine and more). That’s how you get the terrifying, broken Link in the inventory.

At that point, you keep pushing by equipping and un-equipping weapons, as pointed out by Sage Hane. The glitch is working if the sound effect starts bugging out. At that point, the game will have problems discerning which weapon you’ve equipped and which it thinks you have.

All you have to do now is to discard the Master Sword. Other weapons would get discarded and cloned in a weird way, but not the Master Sword. Instead, it will fly into the air and gently float away back to the Lost Woods. The game then gives you a message: “The Master Sword has returned to the forest.” This is your only “reward” for pulling the glitch off. SO, you know, it’s something to do, I guess.

You can check out the video showing the glitch off below.

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