Zelda: Breath of the Wild Player Soars Over 7,000m In Paragliding Challenge

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Player Soars Over 7,000m In Paragliding Challenge

One intrepid Japanese player has figured out how to soar over a huge length of Hyrule.

On the top of the Hyrule Ridge tower in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there's a man who wants to see how far you can soar with your paraglider before touching the ground. The average player probably gets around 500-700 before hitting terra firma. One player has uploaded a video of themselves reaching a range of 7,615.8 meters, far enough that the game has to reload the starting point! The entire run takes around 20 minutes.

How did they do it? Well whenever anything burns in Breath of the Wild, it creates an updraft of hot air, causing you to ride higher on your paraglider. The player has a cache of 366 Bomb Arrows at the beginning. When they get to close to the ground, they simply fire a Bomb Arrow ahead and use the updraft to stay aloft.

One major issue is the stamina drain from gliding. First up, the player has the full amount of stamina available in the game. Then they also have a metric-ton of Elixirs, which not only increase their maximum stamina, but also refill their stamina meter. By alternating between Bomb Arrows and Elixirs, it's simply a matter of how far you want to go.

By the time the run ends on Eventide Island, the player has used 190 Bomb Arrows. Absurd.

Could another player use the same technique to go even farther? We'll see in the future, I'm sure. For now, one player has soared as high as possible and won 100 rupees for their trouble.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

In other news

Respawn Considered Delaying Jedi: Fallen Order to Smooth out Its Rampant Bugs

"It was a conversation that we had and we decided that we wanted the game out there, we wanted to get it, you know, being out for the holiday," says CEO Vince Zampella.

Untitled Goose Game Wins Top Bill at the 2020 D.I.C.E. Awards

It was a wonderful night in Las Vegas, and the winner is one mischievous goose.

A Last-Chance Nioh 2 Trial is Coming at the End of the Month

One more chance to try and die a lot.

Need help?

GTA 5 Cheats

Discover all the GTA 5 cheats with this handy GTA V cheats PS4, GTA 5 cheats Xbox One, and PC guide for free GTA money and more. Plus get all the Grand Theft Auto 5 cheats for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Mods That You Should Download Now

RDR2 just released for PC players and that means more and more mods are coming in every day. Here are the best mods available right now for Red Dead Redemption 2.

10 GTA 5 Secrets That You Won't Believe

GTA 5 is a massive game, filled with brilliant secrets and Easter eggs. We've rounded up the 10 most amazing GTA 5 secrets.