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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an enormous game, but almost two months after release, most players are starting to see the end. The game’s about to get a little bigger, though, as shown in the details of the game’s first DLC pack.

First up, there’s the new “Trial of the Sword” challenge for those who want a taste of combat.

“Face an onslaught of enemies, one wave after another,” the location’s description reads. “Link starts the challenge without any equipment or weapons. When all the enemies in a room are defeated, Link proceeds to the next. Clear all the trials (about 45 rooms in total), and the true power of the Master Sword will be awakened.”

This “true power” means that the Master Sword, when usable and not recharging, will always be glowing and deal extra damage, even when facing non-Ganon enemies.

For those who want even more of a challenge, there’s a new optional Hard Mode. Here, enemies gradually regain health if you don’t take them out right away. They’ve also all been powered up by one level, so you won’t face the equivalent of Red enemies—Blue enemies will be the easiest you’ll see. This means that there’s also a new level of enemies that are even harder than the most difficult ones in Normal mode.

For those uninterested in combat, the first DLC also introduces some new cartography and travel options. Somewhere hidden in the world is a Travel Medallion, which allows you to mark a single custom point on the map as a fast travel location. There’s also a new map feature, the Hero’s Path. This shows the trail Link has walked in Hyrule over the last 200 hours of gameplay. If there’s a spot you’ve never seen, this feature should make that clear.

Finally, there are several new sets of armor that will appear in treasure chests throughout the game. The Korok Mask will shake when a Korok is nearby, helping Link to track down all 900 of the sneaky creatures. Then, in callbacks to past games, there’s Majora’s Mask and Midna’s Helmet. While these are just headpieces, the Phantom Armor and Tingle’s Outfit are full three-piece armor sets.

DLC Pack 1 can only be purchased as part of the Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass, which costs $19.99. It will be available this summer.

Source: Zelda.com

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC detailed

Harder enemies, great map features, and new outfits await in Breath of the Wild's first DLC.

By Emma Schaefer | 05/2/2017 11:30 AM PT | Updated 05/2/2017 11:38 AM PT

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an enormous game, but almost two months after release, most players are starting to see the end. The game’s about to get a little bigger, though, as shown in the details of the game’s first DLC pack.

First up, there’s the new “Trial of the Sword” challenge for those who want a taste of combat.

“Face an onslaught of enemies, one wave after another,” the location’s description reads. “Link starts the challenge without any equipment or weapons. When all the enemies in a room are defeated, Link proceeds to the next. Clear all the trials (about 45 rooms in total), and the true power of the Master Sword will be awakened.”

This “true power” means that the Master Sword, when usable and not recharging, will always be glowing and deal extra damage, even when facing non-Ganon enemies.

For those who want even more of a challenge, there’s a new optional Hard Mode. Here, enemies gradually regain health if you don’t take them out right away. They’ve also all been powered up by one level, so you won’t face the equivalent of Red enemies—Blue enemies will be the easiest you’ll see. This means that there’s also a new level of enemies that are even harder than the most difficult ones in Normal mode.

For those uninterested in combat, the first DLC also introduces some new cartography and travel options. Somewhere hidden in the world is a Travel Medallion, which allows you to mark a single custom point on the map as a fast travel location. There’s also a new map feature, the Hero’s Path. This shows the trail Link has walked in Hyrule over the last 200 hours of gameplay. If there’s a spot you’ve never seen, this feature should make that clear.

Finally, there are several new sets of armor that will appear in treasure chests throughout the game. The Korok Mask will shake when a Korok is nearby, helping Link to track down all 900 of the sneaky creatures. Then, in callbacks to past games, there’s Majora’s Mask and Midna’s Helmet. While these are just headpieces, the Phantom Armor and Tingle’s Outfit are full three-piece armor sets.

DLC Pack 1 can only be purchased as part of the Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass, which costs $19.99. It will be available this summer.

Source: Zelda.com

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM