How to unlock the Master Sword early in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most popular games in the long-running series for many reasons. It has a huge, beautiful and interesting world where players can climb, and many of the features and functions inside are engaging and fun. With such a big game, some of the flaws went through the cracks and the dedicated Legend of Zelda community tried to find as much as possible. Even four years after the game’s release, people are still looking for new ways to break the game. Here’s a way to unlock the Master Sword much earlier than intended in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players are usually eliminated from using the Master Sword until they find it in the Korok Forest and can be pulled out of the pedestal after gaining maximum health for at least 13 hearts. However, with this flaw, you can actually get a master sword as soon as you leave the Great Plateau with your initial three hearts.

To get a master sword soon, all you need is an item that can light a fire and wood and light a campfire. You can get the wood by felling trees with a blade of weapons and then hitting the trunk that falls. As for the fire object, we used Fire Arrows, but the fire blade also works.

The process is incredibly easy, but it may take a little luck. You must place your wood and launch a campfire near the Master Sword, as shown below. Make sure it is not too far from the sword, but also not directly against it.

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When the fire goes, place yourself between the sword and the fire and do so by pressing A to sit by the campfire. Before pressing A, look straight up to look at the leaves of the Great Blanket tree. You shouldn’t see Link, but you should still be able to sit by the campfire.

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Choose Sit and choose in the morning. When the screen turns black, press A continuously as many times as you can, across the black screen and into the morning. If you are lucky, you will have a very quick challenge with the words Take and you will grab the Master Sword.

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A few quick notes on this glitch: before you try, make sure you have one open slot in your melee weapons that the sword can enter. Also, when we had to load a rescue to move our fire, we noticed other flaws where we were losing our wood inventory. Just load another storage state and you should have your wood back.

As mentioned above, the fault process is easy, but getting everything in the right place will require a bit of trial and error. Just make sure you’re still pounding A on the dark screen, and eventually you should get it.

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