A prominent modder known as Fooni has started working on a new multiplayer mod for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Although it might be some time before the mod is completed—Fooni estimates that it would take about a year for it to reach a playable state—this mod would allow players to visit each other’s worlds and explore Hyrule together in full co-op.
The mod itself works in a fairly simple way. To insert one player into another player’s world, the mod gives the player control over a random NPC in the game, swapping textures and items to make that NPC look like a second Link. Of course, actually implementing these changes is immensely complicated, which is why the mod likely won’t be finished for another year.
In the gallery below, you can see some early side-by-side screenshots of the mod, which show both Links in the shared game world. The mod uses the Wii U version of Breath of the Wild, as modding is considerably easier on the older hardware.
What do you guys think? Would you be interested in trying this mod once it’s ready? Do you think that a fully multiplayer version of Breath of the Wild would ever be possible? Let us know in the comments below!