The New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild DLC Lets You Retrace Your Deaths

Yesterday, Zelda received its first piece of downloadable content, The Master Trials. The DLC has some new goodies and a new mode, but one of the best additions has to be a map function called "Hero's Path".

To access it, simple go to your map and press X. From there, you should see a mess of green lines like so:

Those lines are everywhere you've been during your adventure through Hyrule. If you press A to make it play, it will show you your path from start to finish, but more importantly, it will stop and showcase every single death you've suffered thus far. Here's my timeline of shame. Pay no mind to the sections where I repeatedly died in the same place:

The way Link screams for every death is just *chef kiss*

If you'd like, you can even zoom in on areas to get a closer look at your path through terrain, so long as it is in the overworld:

Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo's trek through a labyrinth.

I imagine this tool will be useful for anyone hoping to discover new stuff, because Hero's Path also gives you an idea of where you haven't been. That said, Hero's Path only logs in the last 200 hours of your playthrough.

Looking at your own path, dear reader, do any of your deaths stand out? For me, it's this one, which I experienced while trying out Stephen Totilo's copy of the game:

Baby's first death. I had heard you could go straight to the final boss in BOTW, and I just had to test it out. Look at that line. Singular in its purpose, absolute in its erasure. You didn't know what you were chasing after, Link. The Guardians made quick work of you.

What does your Hero's Path look like? Feel free to share in the comments!


    Kinda cool. I guess. Needs more than that to tempt me back as one of the 'non-believers' though.

    Know I'm massively outnumbered in my opinion of the game, but something akin to options to turn off weapon deg, lightning and perhaps let me climb in the rain would go a long way. They were all great, added to the realism etc, but seriously - is constantly swapping metallic armour/weapons off when trying to explore/getting attacked still fun after 80 hours?

    I still haven't got the Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass DLC pack for The Master Trials yet. I'm actually going to get both Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass DLC packs in a bundle and that's both The Master Trials which is out now and The Champions Ballad which is due to be released at the end of December later this year I mean the Trial of the Sword should be interesting and so is the different sets of armor that I will be getting I mean the the Majora's Mask is a bit creepy but the Tingle armor would be nice even the Korok Mask should help me find more koroks and acquire more seeds. I mean as Nintendo said you cannot buy DLC pack 1 and DLC pack 2 individually you can only buy both DLC packs in a bundle so as I said I'll be getting both DLC packs for the Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass when The Champions Ballad comes out at the end of this year.

      That was one hell of sentence I mean it sure was something.

    What does your Hero's Path look like? Feel free to share in the comments!Mine looks like "I'm not paying thirty bucks for that".

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