The first confirmed 100 percent speedrun of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took the dedicated gamer just over two full days to pull off.
Breath of the Wild has been a popular game among speedrunners as it allows players to take on the final boss almost right off the bat (if they got the guts). Several have accomplished this feat, but now one gamer has discovered how fast someone can complete the game without missing any main content.
Twitch streamer Xalikah 100-percented the entire game in 49 hours, nine minutes, and 41 seconds. Reddit user Kewl0210 detailed everything a player must complete or acquire in order to hit 100 percent:
- All heart and stamina upgrades (and thus all 120 shrines)
- All Quests (complete counters for main quests [15/15], shrine quests [42/42] and side quests [76/76])
- Complete map percentage counter (all koroks, towers, discovered places etc.)
- All Key Items (all dungeon rewards, Kilton medals, bridles, saddles, Hestu’s Gift, Confidential Envelope, Shiekah Slate+, Paraglider)
- Master Sword (this is the only weapon which can’t be gotten rid of)
- Fully upgraded Champion’s Tunic, Zora Armor Set, Wild Armor Set, Thunder Helm (these are the only clothing items you can’t get rid of. Note full upgrades requires all 4 great fairies)
- All fully upgraded Runes
- Full compendium (this gives you a key item)
The speedrunner believes the run can be done in under 35 hours given the right conditions, but finding the 900 Korok seeds can be the thing that throws a wrench in one’s plans. “You cannot really plan anything regarding Koroks. It’s too messy.” Xalikah said.
There is currently no one to compare the record to for Breath of the Wild, but that is not to say others gamers aren’t already after Xalikah’s crown while he too continues to try cutting down his own time. For comparisons sake, the 100 percent speedrun record for Ocarina of Time was clocked at four hours, 15 minutes, and three seconds by YouTuber ZeldaFreakGlitcha.