Each month, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedruns get a little bit stranger. Living proof, as we speak we’ve acquired a brand new class of playthrough titled “mount%,” whereby runners attempt to journey each animal within the recreation. This contains customary creatures, like horses, nevertheless it additionally contains everybody’s favourite shark hunk, Sidon. In spite of everything, you do journey 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 injury. In an electronic mail, Joedun defined that this was initially conceived as a Sidon-only problem that popped into his head whereas taking over the damageless run. However, he mentioned, it quickly grew to become clear that the one technique 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 incorporate 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 one one which requires followers 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 may present up any time inside these 24 in-game hours, and provided that you’re not fully within the Satori mountain area, Joedun says.
“Seems the size of the time it spawns for can be random,” he mentioned, which is why generally informal gamers will see the difficult horse despawn nearly instantly after seeing it. It’s additionally the most important “ache within the ass” through the run for this precise purpose, he mentioned through the video.
As an added bonus, the run’s launch to the general public is being commemorated with a pleasant competitors. Whoever will get the quickest mount% time by Might sixth will win $100, although second and third place additionally get some money for his or her troubles. Higher 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 after all contains a complete part devoted to driving Sidon, the star attraction.
Thus far, Joedun has been in a position to end the run just below an hour — however hopefully, others will have the ability to shave down that point quickly sufficient.