Zelda: Breath of the Wild Completed In Less Than One Hour
One week after the release of the game, the speedrun for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has fallen under one hour thanks to the mountain of optimizations and new techniques.
Speedrunner gymnast86 completed the game with a time of 58 minutes and one second. It is a meaningful time difference from the game’s first completed speedrun, a 3:39:39 by Orcastraw. Runners were finding routes and running right towards the final battle with Ganon before the game was even released.
Most crucial techniques are called “whistle sprinting.” By holding the D-pad down and tapping the B button, it is possible to maintain a high ground speed while improving stamina between sprints. It is a small movement technique that adds up to save significant time overall.
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