Huge Maps Reveal Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Topography in Detail

Huge Maps Reveal Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Topography in Detail

Print them out! Hang them on your wall! Just watch out for spoilers.

Earlier today, games writer Damien McFarren, channelling the spirit of the late Douglas Adams, said on Twitter "You may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to Zelda: BotW."

Yeah, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is pretty huge. You probably know that by now. But it's impossible to get a grip on how utterly massive the Hyrulian overworld is this time around unless you play the game yourself. Or, you can take a glance at some leaked complete maps of Hyurle over on GameFAQs.

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(These maps are spoilerish, obviously!)

The maps are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and let you view Hyrule with grid segments and borders, or without. The full-size maps clock in at 24000 by 20000 pixels, and are 145 meg downloads. Keep your bandwith in mind if you decide to go all-out.

You can find the Great Plateau (the demo area we saw at E3 2016) just south and west of Hyrule Castle's surrounding fields, which are roughly at the center of the map. Breath of the Wild's developers stated last year that the Great Plateau makes up about 1% of the map, and it turns out they weren't lying.

Check back tomorrow for our review of Breath of the Wild!

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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