Breath of the Wild trick shot defies the laws of physics, understanding

Even in 2021, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the present that keeps offering. Today we’ve got among the video game’s leading gamers, Neko, showcasing a technique shot so incredible, it needed adequate preparation and measurements to get perfect.

In the video above, the footage starts with Neko atop some ruins, where they shoot an arrow out of a window. This is quickly followed by a “BTB” trick (bullet time bounce), which allows Link to bounce off the head of a Bokoblin to gain massive speed and distance. In turn, Link is shown tearing through the air at a pace that allows him to actually watch the arrow as it glides through the air.

On its own, that seems impressive enough — it’s almost like Link is tracking a shooting star. But the true spectacle happens later on, when it’s revealed that the arrow had, that entire time, a target. Near the end of the clip, the arrow finally reaches its destination and destroys a Guardian in a single blow.

The rest of the video goes on to describe simply how Neko pulled this off in the first place. Using tricks like the moon jump, which allows Link to gain altitude, along with the gliding minigame — which measures distance — Neko figured out exactly where to place the arrow. The arrow travels a whopping 1400 meters, which is nearly the entirety of the map.

If this seemed cool to you, it might be worth checking out some of this intrepid player’s other technique shots, which showcase novel ways to kill Guardians. I’d also highly recommend following the BOTW technique-hunter’s Twitter feed, where they publish in-progress tasks that lead up to these larger, more complicated displays.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.