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Breath Of The Wild First-Person Mod Kicks All Kinds Of Ass

Nathan Grayson Apr 30, 2019. 13 comments

Since time immemorial, Zelda fans have wanted to journey through Breath of the Wild’s gargantuan exploration paradise in first-person. But they’ve especially wanted to do that since the all-too-memorable time of last week, when Nintendo debuted a lackluster Labo VR mode for the timeless adventure . Now they can.

Like other Breath of the Wild upgrades , alterations , and hedgehog-centric fever nightmares, the simply named “First Person View” mod runs on the CEMU emulator. Here’s a video of it in action, courtesy of YouTuber BSoD Gaming:  

Mod makers MelonSpeedruns, SushiiZ, and Silentverge have really knocked the proverbial Bokoblin out of the park (and off a cliff and into a river thousands of feet below). Movement looks smooth as silk, and Breath of the Wild’s world feels bigger and wilder than ever. In this video, the camera pulls out to a third-person view during combat, swimming, and climbing, but a recent update to the mod removed most instances of third-person. This has paved the way for a VR mod that looks significantly more like, well, what people imagine when they hear the phrase “Zelda VR,” which BSoD Gaming has also demonstrated:

Combat is definitely a little less spectacular in first-person, but it’s a trade-off I’m willing to accept if it means getting to physically press my face against every stable dog in Hyrule or, I suppose, see the world or rescue Princess Zelda or whatever.

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