The First Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC “The Master Trials” Available Now

While, at first, it was a difficult decision for the developers behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to announce and implement purchasable downloadable content, it ended up being an acceptable move on their part. While vast at its core, the creators wanted to bring optional items and content to the game itself that was outside of the main storyline. In “The Master Trials”, there are different game modes, fun outfits, and items to be had including a hilarious Tingle’s outfit complete with hood, shirt, and tights. Some might say the outfit is a little sexy because nothing is hidden and Link is wearing red booty shorts. Cue the “untz-untz” nightclub music. There are other awesome items like Midna’ Helmet, the Phantom Armor, and Majora’s Mask, but for the bigger picture of everything included in the first DLC, check out the list below:

The Master Trials DLC Pack

  • Trial of the Sword:
    When you get to a certain sacred location, you can take on the new “Trial of the Sword” challenge. Face an onslaught of enemies, one wave after another. Link starts the challenge without any equipment or weapons. When all the enemies in a room are defeated, Link proceeds to the next. Clear all the trials (about 45 rooms in total), and the power of the Master Sword will be awakened, and it will always be in its glowing powered-up state while usable.
  • Hero’s Path Mode:
    This new map feature shows the path Link has walked through Hyrule from the last 200 hours of gameplay. Use the time tracker bar to see where you’ve spent the most time and where you have yet to explore. There’s bound to be more adventures and maybe a shrine or two on the road less traveled.
  • Master Mode:
    In Master Mode, enemies gradually regain health, so take them out as quickly as possible. All enemies are also powered up by one level. For example, Red Bokoblins in Normal mode are now Blue Bokoblins. Enemies can also have higher maximum levels than they would in Normal mode. Look up, and you may also find enemies and treasure chests in the sky!
  • Travel Medallion:
    Somewhere in the world, there is a chest with a Travel Medallion inside. When you use this, you can register your current location as a fast travel point on the map. You can only register one location using the Travel Medallion.
  • More Armor:
    There are 8 treasure chests placed around Hyrule containing armor themed after previous The Legend of Zelda titles. Watch for tips as to the whereabouts of these chests as you travel around Hyrule.
  • Korok Mask:
    The Korok Mask is also hidden in a treasure chest somewhere in the world. While wearing this mask, it shakes whenever Link is near a hidden Korok location. There are 900 Koroks hiding in Hyrule, so this should help you discover quite a few of them.

The other DLC pack “The Champions Ballad” is scheduled for release during the holiday season. If players purchased the expansion pass (19.99 USD), you got 3 new treasure chests which can be found in different locations around Hyrule and exclusive clothing. Unfortunately, neither of the DLC can be purchased individually. Based on the content of “The Master Trials”, what do you think of Nintendo taking this route? Do you believe they should have stayed away from the pass? Feel free to leave any thoughts in the comments section below or start your own conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news 24/7, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

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