Zelda’s Mod: Breath of the Wild Unlocks Sunburn Mechanics

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released four years ago, but it’s still surprising. The 2017 game is full of things to see and do — and many times we end up not paying much attention to many of them. As is the case with sunburn, present in the desert area of ​​the map.

If he spends too much time in the Gerudo Desert region, under the strong sun, Link ends up with some sunburn. The hero’s skin damage progress bar can be tracked, but generally it only goes up to 4%. With that in mind, a mod was made to see what happens when it hits 100%.

Created by YouTuber Postposterous, the mod allows the game to continue “burning” Link’s skin even after the 4% ceiling. The result can be a little disturbing, as you can see in the video below:

As seen in the video above, after achieving 100% damage from overexposure to sunlight in the desert, Link’s skin is completely burned and dark. There are no signs that the mechanics affect gameplay, it is just a visual change.

Other areas of the game also cause similar and subtle changes to the hero’s body. For example, in icy regions, Link’s skin may show signs of frostbite and frostbite.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. Its sequel does not have a confirmed release date yet, but it is expected for 2022.