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You can make a Link catapult in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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We went hands-on with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and decided to test the game's physics engine a little. Here's what happened. Subscribe to Eurogamer - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=eurogamer For the latest video game reviews, news and analysis, check out http://www.eurogamer.net and don't forget to follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/eurogamer
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Diseased Elder (11 months ago)
Who else found out by themselves.
FINALLY A GAME THAT HAS PHYSICS
Aiden J. (1 year ago)
Steppe Talus?
Acid Tho (1 year ago)
Physics
Impassive Jet (1 year ago)
This video for some reason won't load for me
Guardian (1 year ago)
I managed to catapult myself off a horse by jumping near a tree in Faron Woods. Near the Married couple in trouble.
DemonicParadise (1 year ago)
Okay, I have to be honest here my favorite thing about this video is the purity of the fact you made a video about how happy you were that you could launch Link into the air. It's simple as all hell but it's kinda cool to see a video just be "Guys look at this thing this is a cool thing. I don't know why it's a thing but it's a thing." Thank you for this video it made my day.
Samuel RJP (1 year ago)
Legend of Zelda Breath of the Jackass
Gylden Glor (1 year ago)
Definitely going to make a huge catapult and launch myself right into Hryule Castle and drop a bomb on Ganon's face.
Raiguard (1 year ago)
1:43 HOLY CRAP HIS LEGS ACTUALLY BREAK. LOOK AT THEM. THAT'S SICKENING.
Duelist Mudkip (1 year ago)
TWO WEEKS NOW UNTIL WE CAN TRY THIS OURSELVES
caramelzappa (1 year ago)
The real question is if you can use the parachute with this and glide around at places you normally couldnt
Mars (1 year ago)
It's gonna be SOOOOOOOOO much fun finding out all these tricks.
Luis van Lieshaut (1 year ago)
lol... physics are real...
Kieran m (1 year ago)
this is fucking amazing!!!!!
Envy May (1 year ago)
Oosh, those legs landed at an odd angle.
Bash (1 year ago)
Can't do that in HZD.
Rookie (1 year ago)
Why does this only have 54k views? I thought this would be a meme for sure.
MrBarciMan (1 year ago)
The video starts at 1:19 ;)
nintex40 (1 year ago)
Flying Link, watch out Ganon
Clippy Nucleus (1 year ago)
Now, Can I do it with a horse.
AutobotsInferior (1 year ago)
Well, I know how _I'm_ exiting the Great Plateau.
Coleman Christy (1 year ago)
It happens at 1:34
미셜비 (1 year ago)
1001 Ways To Die In BoTW: #254 Death by self-made catapult.
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
미셜비 1 Million Ways to Die in the Wild.
Kemanorel (1 year ago)
We need M4NS14YER on this shit (or however the hell you arrange his name).
Machete Lucius (1 year ago)
미셜비 This would actually be a fun series
Rade (1 year ago)
Imagine how much you could exploit this....
J-Squeezy (1 year ago)
Things I'll do when I get this game 1) Set everything on fire in underwear 2) Catapulting into the air and destroying bokoblin fortresses
Oliver Enerhaugen (1 year ago)
MrLinkDeity cant wait to get my hands on this game
Concelhaut (1 year ago)
The physics engine is just insane
Wil Helm (1 year ago)
Shame on you for not using the word 'dood' in your sentence, dood!
Wil Helm (1 year ago)
Shame on you for not using the word 'dood' in your sentence, dood!
A.A. ron (1 year ago)
if this isn't in the final build of the game, I'm going cry and quit my life.
TheGreenstig (1 year ago)
The only other game i can think of off the top my head that has the "I wonder if i can do this mechanic" is GTA. That sense of adventure really pushes the boundaries. I honestly think Nintendo have been inspired by Rockstar during the development of this game and if they can make this world feel open and alive in the way lets say "Red dead redemption" feels. This could quite possible be the Best Zelda yet.
Diabeetus88 (1 year ago)
speed runners WILL find a use for this, without fail
Balaclava Boris TM (1 year ago)
HUMO
Balaclava Boris TM (1 year ago)
just needs a barrel
brunexsantana (1 year ago)
Yes, you can... and die.
Moshugaani (1 year ago)
I hope that they won't remove the ability to do this while they're ironing out any possible bugs in the physics engine!
Kemanorel (1 year ago)
It's been shown that it's essential for certain puzzles so it's extremely unlikely they'll take it out.
The Broken Exile (1 year ago)
This is gonna be my version of fast travel. Build a catapult in a cliff. Launch. Glide. "These catapults are the ONLY to travel!"
Dixon Yermaoth (1 year ago)
ideas to expand on: time lock the boulder, then build up its potential energy so that it super slams into the plank carry the plank, chest and boulder onto the mountain peak? glide really far, using food to help with stamina?
Rob H (1 year ago)
I knew there was a lot of really cool things you could do in this game, but I had no idea the physics were so top-notch! Good find sir.
ChickettyPingers (1 year ago)
i like how Link t-poses when going up they need a animation for that
TheSavagegamer69 (1 year ago)
ChickettyPingers nah link just thought he could fly then fails
Jo•No (1 year ago)
This is how I'm gonna beat the final boss at the beginning of the game
Cookie Waffle (1 year ago)
I can't wait to charge up one of those boulders and climb on top of it. It result should be interesting lol.
ThanatosZero (1 year ago)
Make a video of it. The time neigh!
InkLink (1 year ago)
Cookie Waffle Love your name
Hubblebub Lumbubwub (1 year ago)
what if you try the mechanic shown in this video except you let the rock fall off a ledge
Hubblebub Lumbubwub (1 year ago)
you'd probably just fall
the first thing i am doing after the introduction of this game is to do the stupidest sh*t. like your idea. its going to be great
Damion Vander (1 year ago)
imagine what you can do with that trick once you get the paraglider.
Breye lastname (1 year ago)
Holy fucking fuck
The Traveler (1 year ago)
Better yet, put the wooden board between the giant's legs, THEN drop the boulder...
James Kepler (1 year ago)
Holy crap he went high!
Ty Brown (1 year ago)
That landing. If that recent hybrind rumor is true, being able to play this portably would be fucking amazeballs.
Ty Brown (1 year ago)
lmao
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
Ty Brown Rumor? XD
Hey, Link doesn't have a death animation anymore, he flops to the ground and done.
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
Tamashi Nomura Yup. Makes it more brutal. XP
Isaiah Parsons (2 years ago)
Could you use this to get atop the watchtower?
Zachary Erickson (2 years ago)
Only downside is that it will probably kill you if you use it. How can I make use of this?
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
Zachary Erickson You can just carry them wherever you go. It'll be time consuming, but awesome nonetheless.
Zachary Erickson (2 years ago)
+Melih Şivgan Even then it's not like you can find catapult ingredients anywhere.
Melih Şivgan (2 years ago)
Delete that downside NOW There ıs a glider for gliding
LASHINGS UK (2 years ago)
The catapult would be perfect for sail-cloth, just saying. Gotta use your imagination with this Zelda!
ThanatosZero (1 year ago)
I wonder if alchemy will be a thing in BotW. ;)
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
FN 2199 Stamina is probably the only thing stopping you from breaking the boundaries and game.
Moshugaani (1 year ago)
This will be my main mode of transportation.. ;) You can also make stamina boosting foods for the long flights lol!
FN 2199 (1 year ago)
It might be like in SS where you can get an unlimited durability shield, but instead a really rare/challenging item for unlimited stamina at the endgame
Casey McPherson (2 years ago)
something I thought about the moment I saw the magnetic ability, but still haven't seen anyone try is picking up an object Link is standing on in order to kinda sorta fly (while panicking because any wrong move at that point would probably kill you); I really want to see someone try this... that or the game be released sooner so I can try it.
Joe Alicea (1 year ago)
Casey McPherson I don't think you can pick up anything Link is standing on with the magnetic ability, I've seen people try but it won't allow you
goonsmile (2 years ago)
looks like a Breath of fresh Air
jett lax (2 years ago)
Could you pull out your parasail?
CajBaj the White (2 years ago)
Yes
Aaron Keane (2 years ago)
speedruns of this game are gonna be insane
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
fickminne You can go to him, but can you beat him?
fickminne (1 year ago)
Miyamoto himself stated that you can go for the end boss straight away.. so.. no surprise there..
fearanger1 (2 years ago)
Yeah. You can run straight to the final boss if you want. Although considering you'll have almost nothing on you at the time, that's probably a bad idea.
monkeymacman (2 years ago)
collect paraglider, catapult yourself from the highest mountain, glide right to calamity ganon
AJ Grant (2 years ago)
Wow I didn't think of how this could apply to speed runs!!! That would be so cool!
Sedidan Danazu (2 years ago)
when you have the glider... I´m skipping uninteresting regions with flying over them xD ;D
RafTheDude (1 year ago)
*Sedidan Danazu* I'm late, really late, but Aonuma said that when the staff working on the game would take a week off to play-test the game, they would keep track of where the staff would roam and put secrets on areas that no one would go to In other words, every inch of this game has goodies hidden everywhere
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
Sedidan Danazu The horse can do that faster, but I guess that does save some annoying climbing. It'll take forever to set up though.
뿡뿡! ^__^ (2 years ago)
There won't be any uninteresting areas, but you can skip them if you like :) This game is gonna be so amazing.
Mastersword4242 (2 years ago)
I can't wait to see all the videos of people competing to make the best link catapult when the game launches haha
Ben Smith (2 years ago)
Jesus, that fucking death animation though...
Ben Smith (1 year ago)
True true
Coleman Christy (1 year ago)
It's not an animation, it's ragdoll physics.
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
Ben Smith It's worse when set on fire.
SkaiCyan (2 years ago)
If Xenoblade Chronicles and Chronicles X are any indication, I'm going to be spending a lot of time just bullshitting around the world doing nothing but exploring and taking in the vistas.
Tael64 (2 years ago)
+Chicken Eater (Anime Protag) I feel that this game is more like the first Zelda game than anything. It's the first game I've seen that actually captures the spirit of it.
Mechamitsu (2 years ago)
+SkaiCyan It's the negative side of text. I didn't realize you meant it in a positive manner considering most people seem to talk down Xenoblade for having nothing to do. I never meant to attack your personal interests whatsoever. Apologies
SkaiCyan (2 years ago)
+Chicken Eater Y'know, I can tell by the way you wrote that that you think I meant this negatively so I should just correct you be done with it (I *enjoy* bullshitting around worlds, exploring and taking in the vistas). But no, you actually piss me off. I'm "ignorant" because I liken three games together for being large open worlds and all from the same company? Fuck off with that shit, fucking prick.
Mechamitsu (2 years ago)
You do realize those games were mimicking the standard MMORPG formula while also following a story. Zelda is an entirely different game series and comparing the two just because they are on the Wii U as it seems like you're doing, is quite ignorant. If the video was any indication, you can do a whole lot of stuff rather than just walking around.
Yoda Soda 06 (2 years ago)
the physics in this game are amazing
MrFatcakes (2 years ago)
Thus gameplay capture looks amazing
Joey Johnson (2 years ago)
I was laughing until he hit the ground O.O
Duelist Mudkip (2 years ago)
Holy shit. This excites me more than I thought was possible for such a small feature
arkane9b (2 years ago)
I'm making one of those near a cliff, so Link will be shot horizontally forward like if he was launched out of a cannon.
monkeymacman (2 years ago)
Better yet, do both, freeze the boulder and smack it down into the catapult before you stand on the other side so the boulder has more speed, thus you gaining more altitude (I really hope that will work to gain more altitude in a catapult)
RobJuanDeLaNooch (2 years ago)
+뿡뿡! ^__^ Maybe you can upgrade it and make the effect last longer. Oh who knows this game is just getting me so excited ^__^
뿡뿡! ^__^ (2 years ago)
You wouldn't have time to get on after sacking it, but if you manage to do it... AWESOME!
arkane9b (2 years ago)
+RobJuanDeLaNooch  Sounds even better, but I doubt you would have the time to whack it enough AND climb on top of it.
RobJuanDeLaNooch (2 years ago)
What if you can stand on boulders that are stopped with the Time Rune after whacking it and go flying with it.😨
Rei Bob (2 years ago)
Link broke his legs!!!! :O This game is going to be amazing! I'm getting a MGS V vibe from some of the hud stuff.
Kemanorel (1 year ago)
"Hi, welcome to Jackass!"
Cynthia Dringus (2 years ago)
"Oman Au" Is what Link probably said when he landed.
Cynthia Dringus (1 year ago)
Milo Radio wait dumb question but who's Martin?
Milo Radio (1 year ago)
Hey, your that dude who looks at martins content! HE IS TOP TEAR
StarShade (1 year ago)
This is an underrated comment.
Doctor Pebphiz (1 year ago)
+Original Maincharacter I know all that, I just don't think Nintendo would actually do it. It'd be a nice surprise if they did, though.
I don't think it's ridiculous at all. Robin Williams was a heavily open Zelda fanatic to the point that he named his own daughter after Zelda. Though it's died down alot by this point to practical extinction, there was also that fan petition to put Robin in some shape or form in a Zelda game.
IamBogus (2 years ago)
Jesus that was brutal lol.
pooftiger (2 years ago)
If there is no story in this game, I won't care, just for what you've shown here. I'll be too busy mucking about.
pooftiger (2 years ago)
+monkeymacman I want to parasail and land on a horse.
monkeymacman (2 years ago)
Yeah, the story will be great I'm sure, but all these features will give this game the most replay value ever, so many paths you can take in the game, as well as it sort of being a minimalistic sandbox game that's also a general survival game. I can't wait, Nintendo better not mess this one up, but even if they do, I don't think it will be enough to ruin the whole game from what we have so far
pooftiger (2 years ago)
I am sure it will. And I am sure they will tie it in to the others, like they they tied the timeshift stones into the Master Sword and ocarina. I can't wait. But even if it's not, I will get more than my money's worth just playing with stuff like this.
Polite Heartless (2 years ago)
There is a story and it will be really great
FloydTrek (2 years ago)
These physics are so lame. Witcher 3 had WAAY better physics than this. Skyrim also has such a cooler looking map too. Breath of the Wild is just for little kids who are too immature to play real adult games.
A really mean person (1 year ago)
Very, very, very, and very ironic so ironic i know it's a joke
Some Account (1 year ago)
bad bait
matt's games (2 years ago)
+Bailey Smith He said he was mimicking all the morons who talk crap about the game. He can't wait for the game.
BlitzFireDragon (2 years ago)
nice. bait your a Zelda fanboy you have link as your profile picture I think
Bayna26 (2 years ago)
1. Then why is your profile picture of Link from BoTW 2. Why are you watching the video then? Plus, so what if younger people like this? I'm 12 and I love this game. So what?
Zoltor (2 years ago)
I had a feeling this was possible, but It's great to have confirmation, nice job.
May Floydweather (2 years ago)
I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!
Adán Casillas (2 years ago)
Soundtrack original Zelda_ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4J78u4apos
The King Of Games (2 years ago)
too cool, cant wait to play
Almyrigan Hero (2 years ago)
You know what blows my mind more than this game? The fact that people still think this game is literally just Skyrim with a Zelda skin. ARE YOU SEEING THIS, PEOPLE? THIS IS A CATAPULT THAT LINK CAN BUILD WITH A CHEST, A METAL BEAM AND A BOULDER USING THE POWER OF A MAGNETIC SMARTPHONE. CAN YOU DO THIS SHIT IN SKYRIM AND WITCHER 3? NO YOU CAN NOT DO THIS SHIT IN SKYRIM AND WITCHER 3.
Eric Estrada (1 year ago)
Gamer Singer I don't mind lower framerate, as long as it doesn't fluctuate.
Eric Estrada (1 year ago)
Gamer Singer Oh no I definitely enjoyed it, it's just hard to avoid these problems because of how much I study them. I will almost always tell when the framerate drops below 30 because of practice. People will tell you it runs perfectly fine for them because they don't pay attention to it, meanwhile I can't help it. You have no idea how good it feels to turn on Skyrim on the PS4 right after Zelda with its perfect 30fps cap.
Gamer Singer (1 year ago)
Framerate affects people in different ways. You are apparently more susceptible to it. But to say it is downright bad or awful isn't an accurate way to portray it to me. I never once felt like it was that big of a problem and I played it mostly docked mode on the Switch. Apparently it's small framerate problems on that particular system is due to it being a Wii U port first and there are some slight firmware issues that can somewhat help the problem. For one I turned off the automatic wireless and noticed it got better. I know of someone who is a very reliable source who said that the Wii U version was perfectly fine for him as well. But it is fine if you did not enjoy it that much due to those problems. You could wait for later patches that might fix the problem further if you wish to try it again. Whatever you do is up to you though. Keep enjoying games, whatever they might be. That is the important thing.
Eric Estrada (1 year ago)
Gamer Singer Yeah BotW definitely wins in the exploration and creativity department, I just couldn't get into it as much as I wanted to, the biggest reason being the awful framerate.
Gamer Singer (1 year ago)
Eric Estrada. Nothing wrong with that. Everybody prefers different games. I prefer each game like those for different reasons. Bethesda open worlds are the best to my knowledge but the actual gameplay in Breath of The Wild feels superior. But everybody has different tastes.
Shattered Sentient (2 years ago)
Do legs bend that way hahahahah
Buhrahyul (2 years ago)
Please don't test it in real life lol
r4ind4nce (2 years ago)
If you fall from such a great height, they just might!
Josh Charlie (2 years ago)
Brilliant, still can't believe how much they've achieved with the Wii U.
RobJuanDeLaNooch (1 year ago)
+KalDragon You'd be surprised how many would. It worked very well in Splatoon and Wind Waker HD. But since I'm getting the Wii U version I'll mostly be using the pro controller so sticks it is.
Kemanorel (1 year ago)
+RobJuanDeLaNooch Though, let's be honest, who wants to aim with a gyroscope? I'll be turning that off myself, just aim with the analog stick.
Mechamitsu (2 years ago)
+RobJuanDeLaNooch Ah, I see what you mean.
RobJuanDeLaNooch (2 years ago)
+Chicken Eater I'm talking the full extent of it's features. When used the way it was intended the gamepad uses more power from the WiiU to get both the TV and the gamepad to play in sync. Right now the only gamepad feature seen is the gyroscope which if systems like the Wii, 3DS and mobile devices are anything to go by, the motion controls won't put a strain on the hardware making for a much more detailed game despite the WiiU's known lack of overall power.
Mechamitsu (2 years ago)
+RobJuanDeLaNooch but they did use it though
Mr Bloo Deck (2 years ago)
Bratt you're not supposed to know anything about Zelda games, stop it!
Definitive Dubs (2 years ago)
Breath of the Whale'd.
Wolffe (2 years ago)
Imagine the amazing mechanics in this game combined with No Man's Sky.
Wolffe (1 year ago)
You're 6 months late. But yeah. Unfortunately. Let's hope they'll keep on updating it and maybe it will be a good game one day.
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
Wolffe Ohohohohohohoh. It was sooooooooooo bad. XD
Wolffe (2 years ago)
+seantendo001 I'm guessing you haven't seen much gameplay/interviews? It has a lot more than just exploration. But I'm still kinda worried.
seantendo001 (2 years ago)
+Wolffe I agree, it has potential, I just don't see alot to it other than exploration, which if done right could still be fun.
Wolffe (2 years ago)
+seantendo001 Let's hope not.
volbia12 (2 years ago)
if this game is ever speedrunned this is going to be used to get across the map quickly I just know it.
pooftiger (2 years ago)
+hasta la Vista Plus you'll need either a steak and a couple of those truffles for extra hearts, or the paraglider so you don't die coming down.
hasta la Vista (2 years ago)
I don't think it is a fast way to go, you need to find a chest or a small rock, and then bring a board and a big rock in that certain place... doesn't seem that easy
pooftiger (2 years ago)
Naked, three heart, vegetarian, tree branch speedrun. Nintendo genius. Let everyone do their own game. Just give them the tools.
Hello (2 years ago)
Look up 'Morrowind speedrun' if you want a good giggle. Probably my favourite speedrun of all time, and it uses just this. :)
Felix Gijón (2 years ago)
Ever since I saw physics as a mechanic...I knew people would discover crazy stuff.
Gerard (2 years ago)
This game is so cool, I want to see the NX version too.
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
Gerard Gaming *Switch
Gerard (2 years ago)
+MaGiiK JUMPY Yeah, the NX version will be even better for sure.
Son Goku (2 years ago)
I want this game but my little brother own the wii u now so I guess I just buy a Nintendo nx
seelefantman (2 years ago)
so it will finally pay off to own a Wii U after all
yungmatt009 (2 years ago)
+EDMIRE It won't run "a lot" better. This is the sad reality of the Wii U's hardware.
EDMIRE (2 years ago)
But remember this is an unoptimized demo snapshot of the game. The final release more than likely will run a lot better.
AJ Grant (2 years ago)
It plays at 720p 30fps. The frames aren't the steady though. Someone did a test.
Wesley Damaschino (2 years ago)
I think it will be the same on the other version too. Remember that every 3D Zelda game up to this point has been 30 frames per second or less. I think they could "break the conventions of Zelda" just by making a game that runs at 60.
yungmatt009 (2 years ago)
I think the framerate is gonna kill the Wii U version.
Pedro (2 years ago)
I still don't believe that this is running on a Wii U
GreenFox59 (1 year ago)
On a word on optimization, my computer is a potato but it can run Metal Gear Solid V decently. When the programmers put a lot of love in a product they can make it do amazing things.
Doctor Pebphiz (1 year ago)
I still don't believe it's not butter! On a more serious note, I hope the final release has a steadier framerate without a graphical downgrade. I'm sure it won't be an issue on NX, but the stuttering on the Wii U version is definitely a problem.
Golden Terrabyte (2 years ago)
The Wii U is built to run games like this. Of course it runs on Wii U.
Color Bars (2 years ago)
+N JK That has nothing to do with choppy framerate tho.
Nikki K (2 years ago)
+Color Bars Hope u realize the defualt quality setting on youtube videos are 720p. and when i go to automatic..it has it on 480p.
mechashadow (2 years ago)
GAME OVER YEEEEEEEAAAAAH
Aya Reina (2 years ago)
Missed out on 301 club by one view. smdh.
Darren Steele (2 years ago)
Buying an NX just for this game.
PokeWaffles (1 year ago)
it runs just fine on wii u
Darren Steele (1 year ago)
M1necraf D1amond Yeah but the WiiU sucks. It was called the NX ten years ago when I wrote this.
M1necraf D1amond (1 year ago)
Darren Steele 1 its also on wii u 2 its called switch not nx
Fireblazer2o13 (1 year ago)
PokeWaffles what a time that was.
PokeWaffles (1 year ago)
oh my, a comment back from the days of NX rumors
Ross Kitson (2 years ago)
This game may be about to kick all other kids games in the pee hole.
A really mean person (1 year ago)
it's mostly aimed/targeted for child audiences, but not intended
Violet Rose (1 year ago)
Ross Kitson Most Nintendo games aren't kids games. They can be played by kids, but the word itself is stupid.
Ravus 9 (1 year ago)
Ross Kitson it's not a kids game
SecondhandDuck (2 years ago)
Holy crap, I can't wait for this to come out

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