Players looking for a harder version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can now take on the Master Mode found within the first set of DLC. Of course, Nintendo answered the call for the upped difficulty with possibly more than fans were expecting, which is made painfully clear with a White Lynel fight in the starting area.
In Master Mode, players will start a brand new journey on a difficulty level meant only for seasoned players, and nothing could be more telling of a player’s worth than a Lynel fight. In a video, seen below, Link can be seen freshly awoken from his slumber, ready to enjoy the beginning stages of the Great Plateau, but instead, he is forced to run and hide as a White Lynel stalks the entire starting area. Sadly, at this stage Link only has a tree branch to defend himself with, which gives the Lynel an easy win. To make matters worse, even if the player was able to knock some health away, in Master Mode enemies will regain health if you stop attacking for a length of time.
In the standard run of the game, Link has to tango with the epic rider during a quest to collect electric arrows, as well as through random encounters across the open world of Hyrule. Even when fitted with the best armor and weapons, taking on a Lynel is no easy task, so Nintendo really threw down the gauntlet with this first enemy. For those looking for a new challenge but are apprehensive to deal with that much drama from go, the Trial of the Sword challenge will provide a difficult but manageable quest, which a streamer has already completed.