Unlike many open world games, Breath of the Wild doesn’t sign post all of the side quests and special secrets for you. You’ll have to dig up those secrets yourself (and we’re here to help).
Follow this list of tips & secrets; your friends will be jealous.
- Across the board, it’s always a good idea when you enter a new area to find the high ground. It’s going to make things easier to find in general and always helps to find your bearings when figuring out the layout. Seems like a simple thing, but it’s going to help.
- It’s okay to run away. You won’t always be prepared for the advanced bosses or surprise monsters that you’ll face. You can always come back later when you’ve got more experience and stronger stats. Tactical retreat can make or break you.
- You can run infinitely. It’s pretty simple and the game developers have tried to limit this ability, but it’s still possible to do at this point. All you have to do is hold down the D-pad while also holding the left analog stick and spamming that B button. This little feature might disappear eventually, but still works for now.
- Cook during a Blood Moon. Whenever you see that Blood Moon in the sky, it is a great time to get to the nearest cooking pot and start making your food. Before midnight and with the Blood Moon in the sky, every dish you cook will have a 100% chance of being a critical success. The food will be stronger, have more hearts, and longer lasting special effects than your average meal.
- Oh, you’re horse died? It’s always sad but it is reversible. You just have to go see Malanya, the Great Horse Fairy. She is near Highland Stable in the area around Lake Tower. Just give her 1,000 rupees and she will open up a shop and let you repeatedly revive your horses with no extra fees.
- We all want that Master Sword, it’s the most famous weapon in the game and it deals some serious damage. It is also one of the most durable weapons in the game. In a game with weapons that break with use, that’s a big deal. The Master Sword lies at the center of the Great Hyrule Forest, past the lost woods and you’ll find the Korok Forest. This is where the sword awaits you. Now you won’t be able to pull it from the pedestal until you’ve reached 13 hearts, but at least you know where it is.