Every month, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedruns get somewhat stranger. Case in level, as we speak we’ve received a brand new class of playthrough titled “mount%,” whereby runners attempt to trip each animal in the recreation. This contains customary creatures, like horses, nevertheless it additionally contains everybody’s favourite shark hunk, Sidon. After all, you do trip Sidon throughout a boss portion of the open-world journey, so technically, he qualifies right here too.
This hilarious idea was developed by speedrunning extraordinaire Joedun, who has beforehand made headlines for issues like finishing BOTW at 100% — with zero harm. In an e mail, Joedun defined that this was initially conceived as a Sidon-only problem that popped into his head whereas taking over the damageless run. But, he mentioned, it quickly turned clear that the solely method to make it an official speedrun class that’s acknowledged by the neighborhood was to flesh out some guidelines. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than he determined to embrace each kind of mount, simply to make issues extra fascinating.
What’s cool about this speedrun class is that, as of this writing, it’s the just one that requires fans to do one thing with the Lord of the Mountain. The ethereal snow-white mount solely seems in extraordinarily particular circumstances — as soon as on the day of a waxing crescent moon. To make this work, Joedun had to determine precisely what was happening below the hood. It can present up any time inside these 24 in-game hours, and provided that you’re not completely in the Satori mountain area, Joedun says.
“Turns out the length of the time it spawns for is also random,” he mentioned, which is why typically informal gamers will see the difficult horse despawn virtually instantly after seeing it. It’s additionally the greatest “pain in the ass” throughout the run for this precise motive, he mentioned throughout the video.
As an added bonus, the run’s launch to the public is being commemorated with a pleasant competitors. Whoever will get the quickest mount% time by May sixth will win $100, although second and third place additionally get some money for his or her troubles. Better but, the announcement video breaks down the present route developed by speedrunners for the class, which means that anybody taking this on received’t be ranging from scratch. This of course contains a complete part devoted to driving Sidon, the star attraction.
So far, Joedun has been in a position to finish the run just under an hour — however hopefully, others can be in a position to shave down that point quickly sufficient.