The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Trials DLC revealed!
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Ready for more adventures in the vast kingdom of Hyrule? The Master Trials is the first of two DLC packs for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch and Wii U, that will add new challenges, useful items and features, and more!
By purchasing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass from Nintendo eShop, you can access The Master Trials as soon as it becomes available this summer, as well as the second DLC pack arriving in winter 2017*.
Here’s what awaits you in 'The Master Trials':
Awaken true power in the Trial of the Sword**
By heading to a certain location in Hyrule, you can undertake the Trial of the Sword. In this challenge, you’ll start without any armour or weapons and must defeat all the enemies in each room to proceed. By clearing all of the trials, you can awaken the power of the Master Sword, and it will always be in its glowing powered-up state while usable.
Retrace your steps with Hero’s Path Mode
Think you’ve covered every inch of Hyrule? Hero’s Path Mode will track every step you’ve taken over the last 200 hours of your adventure. You can even use the time tracking bar on the map to reveal interesting tidbits about your adventuring habits. It’s a handy tool for those who want to retrace their journey or see what areas of the map they’ve yet to explore.
Rise to the challenge in Hard Mode
Want to really test your mettle? In Hard Mode, you’ll encounter tougher foes from the outset of your adventure – you won’t find any Red Bokoblins in this quest! You might even see new ranks of enemies that you’ve never seen before. You’ll need to rethink your strategies too – foes will be better at detecting your approach and they’ll slowly recover health in battle. While exploring in Hard Mode, be on the lookout for planks floating in the sky. Tougher foes and useful treasures await those willing to tackle these airborne challenges!
Create your own travel point with the Travel Medallion
Need to fast travel to a certain spot in a jiffy? After seeking out the Travel Medallion, hidden somewhere in Hyrule, you can create a temporary travel point anywhere that you can stand on the map. This nifty tool can only create one travel point at a time, though.
Recall your favourite characters with new equipment
After downloading The Master Trials, eight new Treasure Chests containing new outfits inspired by The Legend of Zelda series will appear somewhere in Hyrule. We can’t tell you where to find them, but you can take a look at some of these outfits below:
Final in-game graphics may vary.
Uncover secrets with the Korok Mask
Koroks are hiding everywhere in the land of Hyrule (900 to be exact!), and you’ll have an easier time seeking them out once you get your hands on the Korok Mask! Equip the Korok Mask and it’ll shake to let you know when there’s a crafty Korok nearby.
What’s more, you can download a software update right now that allows you to experience this epic quest in one of nine audio languages, including Japanese, whilst for example keeping the on-screen text language set to English***.
Find out more about this epic open-air adventure at our official The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild website.
*Please note: content packs cannot be purchased individually. To download this content, additional storage may be needed. If you don’t have enough system storage in the Nintendo Switch console, please use a compatible microSD card (for more information, visit our Support section). Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download this content from Nintendo eShop. Visit our Wii U Support website for more details about Wii U storage.
**Please note: this feature was previously called “Cave of Trials” when the Expansion Pass was announced in February 2017.
***The audio languages are: Japanese, English, French (France), French (Canada), German, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Italian and Russian. To enable this feature in the Wii U version, it is necessary to download a voice pack from Nintendo eShop.