‘Breath of the Wild’ players have rare loot fall from the sky with Amiibo
The “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is easily the top game to be played on the Nintendo Switch. As an unexpected bonus, it looks like players have discovered that Nintendo’s Amiibo figures can get them some rare in-game loot.
Apparently, tapping an Amiibo figure to the right Joy-Con activates the figure via NFC and causes treasure chests to literally fall from the sky. The catch is that it can only be done once every twenty-four hours and the items depend on what type of Amiibo is used, reports Kotaku.
Waiting twenty-four hours is well and good, but gamers tend to be impatient sometimes so a trick was discovered to circumvent this limitation. By pushing the Nintendo Switch’s internal clock one day ahead, users have been able to trick the Amiibo into spawning treasure chests almost indefinitely.
As long as the Switch is disconnected from the internet, the cool-down timer for the Amiibo will be reset. The other method is to ‘savescum’—that is to load an earlier save file if the dropped chest does not contain the rare item the player needed.
One of the items coveted by players is the Sword of Six Sages which was a weapon that appeared in “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess”. It was used by Ganondorf in the final battle with Link. The sword itself can only be acquired using a Ganondorf Amiibo.
“Breath of the Wild” features a vast kingdom with tons of places to explore, treasures to collect and enemies to vanquish. It’s easy to understand that players want strong weapons for the adventure ahead, but will spending hours of resetting the internal clock and reloading save games, not to mention hunting down Amiibos, be worth it? To a dedicated few, yes, it would be worth it. Alfred Bayle/JB