Monday, January 1, 2018

Breath of the Wild: Thunder Helm Permanently Missable

No one likes permanently missable items in Zelda games and it turned out that there's actually something that you can miss in Breath of the Wild other than the chests inside of the Divine Beasts: the Thunder Helm.

You get the Thunder Helm as a reward from Riju for clearing all side quests in Gerudo Town. But as shown in this Youtube video, if you have a full armor inventory at that moment, it will be lost without any notice. It's simply gone and there's no way of getting it back.

This has been known for quite some time, but I still wanted to raise some awareness, because it became a bigger issue with all the new DLC and amiibo armor present, where it's likely that your inventory might actually be at its limit of 100 items / five pages of armor during this moment, because there are now 107 individual items in the game.

In fact, this happened to Latinfever on GameFAQs, after clearing the game on Master Mode with all 900 Korok Seeds. Thanks to all the new DLC and amiibo armor, the inventory was clogged and the issue went unnoticed until later, when it was already too late, so he/she couldn't revert to a savegame before acquiring the helmet. And that simply sucks.

This makes the problem with the limited armor inventory critical! Since the Thunder Helm is such a late game item, this might happen to other players as well. Nintendo needs to expand the armor inventory by at least one page and they also need to fix this bug for all the players that had this happen to them. If you finished the Gerudo side quest(s), talk to Riju and you don't have the Thunder Helm in your inventory, she should simply give it to you again, pretending like you lost it.

Please fix, Nintendo! And while you're at it, here's a small list of improvements that you may want to implement as well! (I've added the Thunder Helm to that list.)

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