Earlier this week, Nintendo released a behind-the-scenes documentary about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that discussed, among other things, how important it was to the developers for all of the objects in the giant open world to be able to interact with each other. The video expressed how this functionality would lead to gameplay possibilities that even they didn’t plan on. It turns out they were totally right, since a few Breath of the Wild players have figured out how to actually create an airship in the game (via Kotaku).
It’s a pretty simple process. First, you kill at least a few Octoroks and collect the resulting Octo Balloons. Then, you find yourself a raft and attach the Octo Balloons to it.That’s it. Get a few balloons on your raft and it’ll start floating. The improvised vehicle is by no means precise, since the placement of your balloons has to be pretty spot on in order for your flying raft to stay level. The balloons will also pop after a short while, so for sustained flight, it’s important to have a bunch of them in your inventory.
It might seem like a bit of a silly tool, but it’s actually pretty useful. In the video above, for instance, the player used his own airship to fly directly to Ganon. The world is huge, so there are surely other hard-to-reach areas that are now a lot more accessible thanks to this fun trick. This leads to the question, though: What else can we attach Octo Balloons to? We can only imagine how useful this item will be once we unlock its full airborne potential.
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