As with most recent video game releases, glitches and errors are nearly inevitable for players to dig up and discover. Zelda Breath Of The Wild is no exception, with fans now uncovering the ability to delve underwater despite a lack of an actual and official diving feature in the game. A long-awaited and much anticipated title, Breath Of The Wild has paved the way for the Nintendo Switch to establish itself as a console to watch out for. However, despite its critical acclaim and rave reviews from the industry, it is no stranger to having its own glitch (or two) in the system.
One such glitch involves exploring underwater. The recently uncovered malfunction allows Link, the game’s protagonist, to explore the depths of the waters. But how is this supposed to work when players are unable to dive beneath the surface in the first place?
How To Explore Underwater In Zelda Breath Of The Wild
The method of exploiting the aforementioned glitch is fairly simple. As per Twitter user Swiffy22, players can unofficially ‘dive’ by getting themselves knocked into the waters through the force of an enemy attack. Alternatively, players can also opt to detonate a square bomb a little ways off the edge of the body of water so as to set Link off to the underwater depths if they don’t fancy getting attacked by a foe.
What Is There To Do Underwater?
Uhhhhh, so, I found a glitch. pic.twitter.com/DsPf5G6RjK
— Swiffy22 スウィフィー (@Swiffy22) March 19, 2017
Access to the underwater area provides even more exploration of the game. Considering its means of entry lies in a glitch, such an underwater location may not leave much in terms of exploration. As Swiffy22 shows, while Link is capable of walking underwater after exploiting the glitch, there isn’t really all that much to discover.
This wouldn’t be the first exploitation that fans have discovered in Zelda Breath Of The Wild. Previously, fans had uncovered what appeared to be a tribute to Satoru Iwata, the late Japanese video game programmer who was said to have served as a huge influence on Nintendo’s latest title.