First Ever 100% Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Speedrun Completed
A very dedicated gamer has completed the first-ever 100% Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrun, which altogether clocked in at around 49 hours.
This means that the person went all over Hyrule doing everything possible in the game before finally heading to Hyrule Castle to fight Ganon and rescue Zelda.
Normally, someone doing a speedrun of Breath of the Wild is able to complete it in around 40 minutes.
Starting from when Link wakes up, all they have to do is find a horse and make a beeline for Hyrule Castle in order to fight Ganon.
But this particular Breath of the Wild speedrun, completed by the French streamer Xalikah, takes the opposite route. Instead, he goes everywhere in Hyrule that will contribute to getting 100% on the game. Every shrine, every gadget, every sidequest, every treasure, and more.
And if you think that’s a lot of work, then you don’t know how much work it took just to figure out everything that counted towards the 100% mark.
Altogether, all of that work took 49 hours, nine minutes, and 41 seconds, just over two-days of nonstop playing. That means that Xalikah found all 900 Korok seeds, did every Sheikah Shrine, and filled out the Hyrule Compendium, all in just over two days.
It’s actually a fairly legitimate speedrun, too. Rather than using glitches and noclipping around Hyrule in order to gather the trinkets, instead Xalikah took shortcuts, freezing waterfalls to climb them, chugging speed potions to get around faster, and tricked his way through shrines.
The only reason that it wasn’t faster, with an interactive map and help from peers in the speedrunning Discord chat, was because Xalikah decided to do the smart thing: take a nap when he got tired.
Considering that some gamers and streamers have suffered health issues because they didn’t take care of themselves while streaming for very long periods of time, a nap at 30 hours in is one of the best things you can do. You can, for now, watch Xalikah’s Breath of the Wild speedrun on his Twitch channel.