The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has a Secret That Wind Waker Fans Will Love

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has a Secret That Wind Waker Fans Will Love

By the King of Red Lion’s!

Given that Breath of the Wild has been out for over two years now, you might think that all of its secrets would have been ousted already. This is apparently not the case, as YouTuber GameExplain has discovered an island that bares more than a striking resemblance to the starting village in Wind Waker.

In GameExplain’s video, side by side comparisons are drawn between the island in Breath of the Wild and Wind Waker’s Outset Island. You can check out the video for yourself below, though as far as we’re concerned there are too many similarities for it to be mere coincidence.

The high lookout post is clearly where it should be, and there’s even a boat where the King of Red Lion would dock in Wind Waker. It’s frankly remarkable that this secret has managed to stay hidden for this long, suggesting that we surely haven’t heard the last from Breath of the Wild in terms of secrets.

Of course, this wouldn’t mark the first time locations from other Zelda games have cropped up in BOTW, as Lon Lon Ranch, and even Headstone Island have all been represented. If you want to head to faux-Outset Island in Breath of the Wild, you can watch the video for its exact location. It’s called Lurelin Village in BOTW, and sits to the South of the map.

For more on Breath of the Wild, we've got a bunch of guides for you to check out. If you’re still early on in Breath of the Wild it’s worth cooking some Spicy Meat and Seafood Fry for the Old Man so you can get the Warm Doublet. You might also want to tame your own horse and unlock the camera. It's worth finding out how to kill Guardians and figuring out how to respec Link's health and stamina.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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