BOTW Participant Shares Intelligent Trick To Keep away from Climbing Sheikah Towers


A Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fan recently shared a nifty trick that players can use to avoid climbing the Sheikah Towers.

one The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The player has come up with a clever way to get to the top of the Sheikah Towers without climbing it. Breath of the Wild’s Sheikah Towers appear in several Zelda titles as ancient buildings scattered across Hyrule. Each of these towers were built to mark the return of Calamity Ganon and serve a greater purpose in the universe.

The intelligent game design by BOTW naturally also uses the structures in the gameplay. Similar to synchronization points in Assassin’s Creed or radio towers in Ubisoft’s older Far Cry titles, parts of the open world map are exposed when Sheikah Towers is activated. The challenge, however, is reaching and climbing the towers, a task that can range from easy to arduous. Breath of the Wild offers a total of 15 Sheikah Towers, all of which must be scaled to completely fill the map of Hyrule Kingdom. But what if there was a way to get to the top of some towers without climbing them? A gamer seems to have come up with a trick to do just that.


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Reddit user Jaxolon333 has discovered a clever trick designed to allow players to avoid the trip to Breath of the Wild’s Sheikah Towers. The Redditor shared its cheat in a short video that starts with three of the game’s massive metal boxes stacked on top of each other in a pyramid formation. After the user uses magnesis on the top metal box, the user climbs on it and uses a remote bomb to toss the box and link high into the air. As the box begins to fall, Link relies on his trusty paraglider to carry him the rest of the way to the nearby Wasteland Tower. It is a sight to behold; Check it out in the following video:

This is yet another example of the ingenuity of BOTW players, who keep finding new ways to use the myriad built-in systems of the nearly five-year-old game. Reason suggests that there are other tricks of a similar nature that have yet to be discovered as well.

Hit the shelves of Nintendo Switch and Wii U in 2017, Breath of the Wild offers a genre-defining experience that won’t stop inspiring new open-world adventures anytime soon. Now fans are patiently waiting for the sequel, which remains on track for a release in 2022 on Nintendo’s popular hybrid console.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available digitally and in stores for the Nintendo Switch.

Source: Jaxolon333 / Reddit

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