Zelda: Breath of the Wild Speedrunner Performs Crazy Trick with the Help of Bananas

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Speedrunner Performs Crazy Trick with the Help of Bananas

"Stairs? Where we're going, we don't need stairs."

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a year and a half old, but speedrunners are discovering new ways to exploit its physics every day. One of the latest—and coolest—tricks involves flying up to the very top of the besieged Hyrule castle using a rock platform, bombs, the Stasis rune, and a bunch of Mighty bananas.

Breath of the Wild speedrunner "Zant" posted video footage of the castle-climbing trick on his Twitter account yesterday. The feat was accomplished using a quadruple launch, followed by one super launch. I'm not savvy to Breath of the Wild speedrunner lingo, but the video clearly shows how Zant kept up his climbing momentum using bombs and the Stasis rune.

But what about the Mighty bananas he places on the slab and cooks with a fire sword? That's an in-flight snack for when Link gets a rumbly-tumbly. Kidding. When Zant picks up the cooked bananas, a menu pops up and explains what he's acquired. When that happens, the cooldown timer for the Stasis rune resets, which lets him use it again immediately.

Zant outlines his process in a follow-up tweet in case you want to fly Air Slab yourself sometime. You can also check out his Twitch channel for more speedrunning shenanigans.

Whether you just started playing Breath of the Wild for the first time, or whether you're looking to scour every inch of Hyrule for its valuables, you'll benefit from our myriad guides, tips, and tricks about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Give them a look.

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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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