With the release of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch, many players are either dabbing in or heading straight to playing the game. Although as much as most would love to learn the ways of Hyrule as they go, it doesn't hurt to read guides, a few tips and tricks to ease the way. Here are some tips and tricks in Zelda: Breath of the Wild for new players.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild General Tips And Tricks
Cooking Is Salvation. More often than not, Link's life will depend on food so Cooking is an essential part of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Raw ingredients will regenerate less heart than cooked ones so it's no question why every player should cook in the game. A certain combination of ingredients might also have the ability to grant Link status effects like cold resistance or boosting his stamina regen.
Things Are Not As They Appear. Even the simplest of details that look odd may be brushed off by some players, but it pays to be curious and inquisitive in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game hides a lot of secrets and looking around the environment helps with progress. Boulders can be used to defeat enemies instantly by rolling them down a hill and trees can be cut down to build a bridge.
Kill Everyone. No, this is not the genocide run in Undertale since this is more worthwhile and important. Zelda: Breath of the Wild has enemy camps peppered across Hyrule and Link will encounter a lot of them as he explores. Killing them all will unlock a chest they are guarding and this should be worth everyone's time.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Combat Tips And Tricks
Flurry Rush Is Great. Flurry Rush is a move that Link can do as the enemy attacks in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. When locked on, time the jump button when the enemy attacks and Link will dodge to wherever direction the player wants. Backwards for a backflip and Left and Right for sidesteps - when Link enters the slow motion mode, spam Y and he will rush in to attack.
Pay Attention To The Environment. Enemies in Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be killed in more ways than the typical rush in guns blazing. Anything goes in the game and if that means shooting a lamp so it'll trigger the explosives on the ground when it hits it, then yes - Breath of the Wild lets the player do it.
Sneak Attacks. Sneak Attacks are possible in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Click the left stick to crouch and sneak behind enemies to do a Sneakstrike which is basically one hit.
Parrying. Learning to parry is essential to the combat in Zelda: Breath of the Wild according to YouTuber Arrekkz Gaming. Press A while the shield is up and Link will parry. Time it correctly then Link can go in for combo attacks but it's also effective against guardians and their powerful laser beams. Parry the laser beams and they will come back to hit the guardian dealing serious damage.