The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Player Kills a Guardian in One Incredible Trickshot

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild player defeats a Guardian in less than 25 seconds with one incredible headshot.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild still to this day gets gamers hearts racing three years after its initial release. With its nonlinear and luscious environment, Breath of the Wild is set at the end of the Zelda timeline where players control Link who awakens from a hundred-year slumber to defeat Calamity Ganon before it can destroy the kingdom of Hyrule. Over the years, Zelda fans have created some stunning fan art of the popular series and some still love finding new ways to fend off its many enemies. Take Reddit’s Master_t0rch, for example, who defeated one of the many Guardians in one outstanding trickshot.

If you’re familiar with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild then you’ll know that the Guardians are these gigantic, eight-legged machines that prowl around the Hyrule landscape. Thankfully, you probably won’t just stumble upon them given their hefty size but when you eventually do kill one, a nice reward and powerful equipment are awaiting you. Defeating these beasts isn’t exactly a walk in the park and it’s very certain that you may have a few tries at killing it. Queue Master_t0rch who makes destroying a Guardian as easy as pie and thankfully they recorded it all or we may not have believed them. As seen in the footage below, it takes Master_t0rch less than 25 seconds to put the clunk of metal on its ass solely by using the Cryonis-pillar-lift, slowing down bullet time and equipping an ancient arrow. As the Guardian is flung up into the sky, they then use the arrow at a precise angle so when the Guardian is making its way back down again and aimed so just, a wonderful headshot is achieved, although it did take them 69 tries to get this perfected.

HOLY CRAP I DID IT. Guardian Snipe 2.0. Featuring: Ancient Arrow, Headshot. from r/Breath_of_the_Wild

In other The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild news, YouTube channel 64 Bits created a “Paper Zelda” RPG style trailer using the same graphical and animation style as the popular Paper Mario RPG titles.  Another amazingly talented artist combined scenes from the upcoming Breath of the Wild 2 with the art style from the recent Link’s Awakening remake while another virtuoso created A Link Between Worlds diorama using the outside shell of the classic retro Gameboy. If Japanese animation is something right down your street, check out a Studio Ghibli-style Breath of the Wild fan-made animated trailer, while a dedicated fan spent two years recreating Breath of the Wild weapons. We even saw an incredibly well done animated pixel art mockup of a dungeon scene from Zelda II. The winner for last year’s official Link’s Awakening fanworks contest was revealed, with some great submissions from plenty of talented artists. And if you want something incredible from outside this contest, there’s this fantastic 3D printed recreation of Koholint Island from the game. The artist even provides a tutorial at the end of their video in case anyone else wanted to make one for themselves.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild really is the gift that just keeps giving, whether it’s through some unique gameplay techniques or the hundreds of fan art pieces seen time after time, it looks like Breath of the Wild have some punch still left in it. If you’re wondering when the sequel to Breath of the Wild is releasing, unfortunately, we probably won’t know for quite some time yet. If you still aren’t too sure what I’ve been talking about throughout this article, you still have time to jump into The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening right now for Nintendo Switch and you can also check out our review of the game right here where it received a very healthy score of 10/10.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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