The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a massive game with so much to do. Hyrule has never been this big and with that comes a lot of secrets to be discovered. In your quest to destroy Ganon, don’t forget to stop and try some new things out.
With so much to do and explore, you can miss some hidden secrets so here are 5 secrets and easter eggs you might not know about.
You Can Ride Wild Animals
This will work best if you have the stealth clothes and some stealth elixirs on hand but you can actually mount and ride wild animals in Breath of the Wild. Wild animals such as bears or deer don’t listen as well as horses and you can’t register and board them so this won’t actually be a replacement for your horse but it’s still fun to try.
Shooting Stars Give You Star Fragments
If you take a look up at the night sky of Hyrule, you might see a shooting star zip across the sky. Whenever you notice this, take note of where it lands and head there as quick as you can. When you get there, you can collect a star fragment which will then be used to upgrade certain pieces of armor. Don’t sell it.
You Can Get the Rust Off Your Weapons
There’s no doubt that in your travels you’ve come across a rusty claymore, broadsword, shield ect. and quickly discarded it for something better. There’s actually a way to get that weapon into brand-new condition. Next time you have one in your inventory, take it to an octorok and when it starts inhaling, toss it your rusty weapon or shield and it’ll clean the rust off it for you and give you a new weapon.
Being Naked Pays Off
It’s exactly what it sounds like. If you’re swimming, you’ll actually go quicker if you strip yourself of all your armor. Since stamina is being drained while you’re in the water in this game, speed matters. If you happen to not be wearing leg armor, if you kick open a chest, Link will have a special pain animation where he grabs his leg in pain from the kick.
Dogs Can Find Treasure For You
If you see a dog in the wild somewhere you can actually train it to find treasure for you. In my experience, I’ve seen them hang out by stables and if you give a dog three pieces of fruit or meat, it will become friendly toward you and can lead you to treasure. A dog at the Snowfield Stable will lead you to a star fragment. These treasures mostly vary between rupees, weapons and arrows.