Even in 2021, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the gift that always gives. Today we have one of the leading players in the game, SomeoneIt showed a trick shot that was so amazing that it took extensive planning and measurements to find just the right thing.
In the video above, the footage starts with Neko on some ruins shooting an arrow out of a window. This is quickly followed by a “BTB” trick (Bullet Time Bounce) with which Link can bounce off a Bokoblin’s head to achieve massive speed and distance. In turn, Link is shown tearing through the air at a speed that allows him to actually observe the arrow as it glides through the air.
That alone seems impressive enough – it’s almost like Link is chasing a shooting star. But the real spectacle happens later, when it turns out that the arrow had a target all along. Towards the end of the clip, the arrow finally hits its target, destroying a guard with a single blow.
The rest of the video goes on to describe how Neko did this in the first place. Using tricks like the moon jump, which allows Link to gain altitude, and the sliding mini-game that measures distance, Neko figured out exactly where to place the arrow. The arrow moves a whopping 1400 meters, which is almost the entirety of the card.
If that sounded cool to you, it might be worth checking out some of this intrepid gamer’s other trick shots that showcase new ways to kill Guardians. I would highly recommend following that too BOTH Trick-hunter’s Twitter feed, which posts ongoing tricks that lead to these larger, more complex showcases.