Well, it’s finally here. After months of speculation (and two years since the original version was patched), a new glitch to get infinite Korok seeds was found in the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Found by a Twitter user known as Bot__w, the glitch involves using the moon jump trick and a Korok in a tree in the middle of Lake Hylia to duplicate as many seeds as you want.
Here’s a video demonstrating the setup:
As well as a guide for how it all works:
Basically, you first have to set up moon jump as normal, then go to the Ya Naga shrine in the middle of Lake Hylia.
From here, exit the centre island, and you should see a tree on a nearby one. This tree has a Korok near the top, which can normally be found by climbing up and pressing A near the sparkles.
However, you don’t want to do this. Instead, you want to moon jump over, then try and activate the Korok by pressing A as the command vanishes.
If done correctly, you’ll hear the sound but the Korok won’t appear. Instead it’ll show the alert saying you got a seed while Link is on the ground with a strange camera angle.
Then do the same thing again and again, and you should be able to rack up the Korok seeds no problem.
Or at least, somewhat. This is much harder than the previous Korok seed duping glitch, and the timing is pretty precise too. So you may want to save before trying, and save after every seed gained via it.
Still if you master it, it’s a neat bug and quicker than collecting all 900 the normal way regardless of how you look at it.
But how exactly does it work? How does athis let you get infinite Korok seeds anyway?
Well it’s not been fully figured out. From what we can piece together, it’s because the Korok scene is triggered without the actual actor being present. The action used to mark the seed as collected ‘OnWaitRevival’ only plays when the actual Korok is loaded in.
Interestingly, there is apparently another check that could have prevented this, but Nintendo screwed up the coding. So the check returns 0 regardless, letting you get it over and over.
Still, that’s the glitch for you. Free infinite Korok seeds are now a thing in the latest version of the game too, and the hunt has now been broken once again. It’s like we’re bringing back World Reset piece by piece, especially with infinite ancient parts and keeping key items being possible through other glitches.
But what do you think of it all? Are you happy to see a new way to collect infinite Korok seeds? Are you going to break the game wide open with this new discovery?
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