Exploring the World's Edge in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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The world in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is huge. I’ve been playing for over one hundred hours and I’m still discovering new things! But even a world this big has to have some limits right? Well, we ventured around the world to find out exactly that, so join us as we explore all four corners of the world--and even a couple areas inbetween--to see what awaits at the world’s edge-- So let’s start off in the Northeast Corner, where we find this island-maze, right up against the edge of the map. It’s surrounded by ocean to the east and south--which we’ll come back to later, but to the North, we can see a tall mountain wall extends well into the ocean. And that mountain, as it turns out, wraps around almost half of the world, from the Northeast-corner to just above the desert to the Southwest.

So the question is. Can Link Reach it? Let’s find out! Here we are leaping off the Northwest corner of the maze and gliding toward the that giant mountain...and we’re making pretty good progress so far! But as soon as we get close to these rocky pillars before the mountain--our progress comes to a sudden halt with a message appearing that “You can’t go any farther.” Dang, thwarted by an invisible wall! But let’s try it again, this time from the Northwestern corner, which remember, that same mountain wraps around. Dang, the exact same thing. Okay, well let’s try once more, this time from the Western side.

Gah, stopped in our tracks kagain--except we oddly didn’t get a message this time. And even worse, once Link dropped low enough, he automatically let go of the Glider--come on man--we need to work together on this! Okay, so it seems like that wall is impossible to get to. But what if we try going to the point where that tall mountain ends--specifically to the southwest, just above the desert. Especially since we can see a different mountain, one that’s clearly accessible, continues off the map. Well, here we are, at the edge of the map--and that little hill looks extremely climbable. At least untily ou actually give it a shot, as the mountain shuts you down instantly, preventing Link from being able to climb up more than a short ways.

We just can’t catch a break Okay, so clearly the mountain-thing isn’t quite working for us. But what if we head to an area without any mountains at all, such as the desert! Look, it’s just sand and sand dunes for as far as the eye can see. There’s nothing to stop us! Except for those blasted invisible walls again--followed by an immediate sandstorm. Brutal.

Exploring the World's Edge in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Well that leaves only one corner of the world left. The Southeast, and here we have nothing but water to contend with. And look, we can even some some land way out in the distance. And while they’re probably too far to swim to regardless--can we at least get close? We tried gliding their first...and nope. Invisible wall, followed by a strong wind pushing us back. So what if we try swimming instead. Ha, nope.

So there you have it. The world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is extremely open...until you reach the edge. Which, yeah, I guess that makes sense--but hey, we wanted to prove it anyway.

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