It’s been a year and a half since Nintendo wowed the world with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and dedicated fans are still regularly discovering new tricks and exploits, especially in the speedrunning community. The latest trick to be discovered is a new twist on an old classic. Players have long been manipulating the Stasis rune to sail through the skies on boulders and trees, but the trick becomes even more impressive when you toss in a roasted banana.
Confused? That’s okay, speedrunner Zant has provided a video and an explanation. Freezing an object with Stasis allows you to build up its momentum by damaging it, then you hop on for a ride at the last second. Normally there’s a lengthy cooldown period before you can use Stasis again, but this cooldown is rest by collecting a brand new item… such as a roasted banana. This allows you to double (and triple) down on the trick, adding momentum and adjusting the direction of your ride mid-flight. When done successfully, you can hitch a ride all the way to the top of Hyrule Castle.
Okay this is one of the craziest things i've done in BotW. I used a slab to do a quadruple launch finished with a super launch all the way to the top of Hyrule Castle.
The fact that this is possible illustrates the power of modern BotW tech. pic.twitter.com/55RO9CGabR
— Zant (@Zants) August 15, 2018