As many Breath of the Wild players know, there is no standard in game way to max out both your hearts and stamina at the same time. Due to the number of shrines present there and the number of Spirit Orbs needed to gain one from a Goddess Statue (120 and 4 respectively), you’ll always be at least four short of maxing out both meters if you merely play through the game normally and take down every shrine.
Fortunately though, that’s now all changed! Yep, thanks to a new glitch that’s been discovered in the game, it is now indeed possible to max out both your hearts and stamina at the same time, assuming you’re willing to put a bit of effort in. So in this guide, we’ll be explaining how to use it to max out both meters at the same time, no hacks needed!
- A save file with enough Spirit Orbs to max out either its hearts or stamina
- Access to an ‘Apparatus’ shrine. For the sake of this guide, we’ll be using the one in Hateno Village (the Myahm Agana Shrine), though the following shrines will also work for this tutorial:
- Joloo Nah Shrine (Joloo Nah Apparatus)
- Katos Aug Shrine (Katosa Aug Apparatus)
- Myahm Agana Shrine (Myahm Agana Apparatus)
- Rinu Honika Shrine (Block the Blaze)
- Toto Sah Shrine (Toto Sah Apparatus)
- 3. The Horned Statue at Hateno Village. It’s best to save next to this thing, it’ll save a lot of time overall.
- 4. At least two saves at different points in the game
Once you’re ready, head to the Horned Statue near Hateno Village. Save next to it.
Now, go to the nearest Goddess Statue, and upgrade your health or stamina to their maximum level. Doesn’t matter which you upgrade, any will do.
Now, head to the Apparatus shrine you’re using. Inside, you’ll want to stop fairly close to the terminal that activates the motion control section.
Once you’ve done this, hold ZL to keep your shield out, then press L and the left analogue stick to take out the camera and crouch at the same time.
Next, press X and a direction at the same time. If done correctly, you should activate a glitch where you can walk around in ‘selfie mode’ with the camera rune active.
Head up to the terminal and press A. The game will take a snapshot and try and activate the terminal at the same time. So delete the picture, then quickly pause the game.
Make Link hold at least one item.
Unpause the game, then immediately pause it again. Once back in the memory, head to the memories section of the Adventure Log.
Here you want to select a memory. Note how it doesn’t actually play when you select it?
Yeah, that’s normal. Get out of the pause screen, and you should be able to move around, while also moving the apparatus with the gyro controls at the same time.
There are various funny things you can do this in this state, but for now, you’ll want to go back to the menu and load the save file where Link is standing in front of the horned statue.
Notice anything weird? Yeah, Link has all the hearts/stamina from his future save, except it hasn’t really happened yet. That’s because the Apparatus Storage glitch basically carries your condition back and forward through time (so to speak), meaning you can have more or less hearts/stamina than you’re meant to, potion effects from different points and the weather/temperature conditions of the shrine you activated the glitch in.
You also screw up the physics, since the game seems to think you’re in a shrine. This means using the Paraglider… well it’ll cause you to drop like a rock.
Regardless, trade your newfound hearts to the statue for rupees.
And then save/reload the game. You’ll be back to your standard hearts/stamina again.
In this state, head back to the Goddess Statue again. Upgrade the meter you didn’t upgrade before
Then buy back the hearts/stamina you traded to the statue. Voila, you now have max hearts and stamina at the same time, as well as a nice collection of Spirit Orbs you’ll never be able to use again.
That’s it. If you need any more help, you can find a tutorial video we made here:
As well as extra help on how to do it on either the normal Breath of the Wild Discord server or the speedrunning one. So thanks to Twitter user Bot__w for finding Apparatus Storage, and thanks to yui_freeze for figuring it could be used to get infinite stamina. Thanks to you too, the biggest visual annoyance in the game is now fixed, and those of us who like completing our games will finally be able to mark Breath of the Wild as 100% done.
For anyone else here, maybe tell us what you think of this new glitch. Are you happy you can now max out both your hearts and stamina? Do you want to know more about Apparatus Storage and how it breaks the game wide open?
Tell us your thoughts in a comment below or over on social media sites today!
Does the glitch still work in 2021
It should still work in 2021z
Do you have to be able to max out hearts instead of being able to do this earlier on?
could you make a video on how to do it if you completed every shrine?
yes that would be helpful.
If one already unlocked all the shrines (including the DLC shrines) and used up all the spirit orbs, will this still work?
Sorry for the late reply, but yes it will. You’ll need to save before the statue, then trade two hearts/stamina upgrades for the one you don’t have, then do this glitch, and sell them to the statue. Save, reload, buy them back from the statue, and everything should work fine.
This probably could be used to save before collecting a giant core from a shrine them “time traveling” back to before you collected it, even though you have it already.
Unfortunately, items don’t seem to be carried over with this bug. That said, there are other bugs to get infinite ancient cores and other items, like the one where you move a treasure chest 2 map sectors.