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The first step in future The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedruns may have just been found.

At the start of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players are constrained to the Great Plateau. The game makes sure they’ve picked up every Rune—important tools in Link’s arsenal used throughout the rest of the game—before it grants the paraglider that lets Link descend to the land below. Without his paraglider, Link won’t survive the fall off the Plateau.

As players have found, though, it’s not the fall damage from hitting the ground that kills Link. Instead, there’s a sort of death barrier around the Plateau that kills players in mid-air.

Now, though, YouTuber Mety333 has video proof of getting past it—though not for long. In the video, Mety333 manages to launch Link off the Plateau by climbing on top of a giant metal platform and using Stasis to send the platform flying. If the angle is right, Link will land in the lake far below.

As the video shows, though, Link isn’t exactly in the clear. The world is riddled with more invisible death barriers, all of which will kill Link instantly and deposit him back on top of the Great Plateau. Still, if there’s a way around them all, you can bet that speedrunners will eventually find a way.

Source: Mety333 on YouTube

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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

You can leave Breath of the Wild’s starting area without the paraglider

It's possible to leave the Great Plateau without the glider in Zelda: Breath of the Wild—but the game won't be happy about it.

By Emma Schaefer | 04/14/2017 03:30 PM PT | Updated 04/14/2017 03:33 PM PT

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The first step in future The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedruns may have just been found.

At the start of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players are constrained to the Great Plateau. The game makes sure they’ve picked up every Rune—important tools in Link’s arsenal used throughout the rest of the game—before it grants the paraglider that lets Link descend to the land below. Without his paraglider, Link won’t survive the fall off the Plateau.

As players have found, though, it’s not the fall damage from hitting the ground that kills Link. Instead, there’s a sort of death barrier around the Plateau that kills players in mid-air.

Now, though, YouTuber Mety333 has video proof of getting past it—though not for long. In the video, Mety333 manages to launch Link off the Plateau by climbing on top of a giant metal platform and using Stasis to send the platform flying. If the angle is right, Link will land in the lake far below.

As the video shows, though, Link isn’t exactly in the clear. The world is riddled with more invisible death barriers, all of which will kill Link instantly and deposit him back on top of the Great Plateau. Still, if there’s a way around them all, you can bet that speedrunners will eventually find a way.

Source: Mety333 on YouTube

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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