Fans are Modding Co-op Into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Fans will always figure out ways to mod things into games, regardless of the platform or nature of the game. A Reddit user (via NeoGAF) posted some info and screenshots for a cooperative multiplayer mod they’re building for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The mod is currently running on the game’s Wii U version, via the CEMU emulator. The creator notes that while the mod is still being worked on, it’ll take at least another year until its completed or in a fully-playable state.

Multiplayer was enabled via changing the location of an NPC in game and then swapping their model for Link. Following this, all inputs are sent through each game.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is currently available for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough video and written review for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild here.

How do you feel about more ambitious mods like this for bigger titles? Sound off in the comments below!



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  1. Mr0303
    July 28, 2017 at 11:06 am

    I was somewhat hoping that one player would be the horse.

  2. Baron Krause
    Baron Krause
    July 28, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Yeah, any announcement of this kind that isn’t just to announce an already finished and downloadable project is just asking to be shut down.

    Once its released they can still send it, but you can’t put the genie back in the bottle.

  3. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    July 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    They never fucking learn, they want the attention as soon as possible and it always backfires.

  4. kunuri
    July 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    DMCA in 3, 2, 1 …
    Honestly, I’m surprised people are trying.

  5. GameZard
    July 28, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Modders does what Nintendon’t.

  6. Dr.Weird
    July 28, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Jesus christ shut the fuck up about it asshole, Nintendo keeps fucking up projects like this because media faggots have to stick their nose where it doesnt belong. If you think this is cool, delete this fucking article and encourage other sites to do the same so nintendo doesn’t ruin fucking everything.

  7. Swirly Twirl
    Swirly Twirl
    July 28, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I am blown away by the fact that modding emulated games is possible.
    Can’t wait to get a better understanding of PC parts so i can build myself a strong PC.

  8. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    July 29, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Haha, you mad faggot?

  9. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    July 29, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Not really. Seems like you are, though. Calm down, pudding.

  10. Dr.Weird
    July 29, 2017 at 7:16 am

    yes, I’m pretty sure that not putting shit about projects on news sites would definitely help keep them from getting exposure, are you retarded or something?

  11. N64iac
    July 29, 2017 at 8:46 am

    In this thread: Dont try at anything, never have fun

  12. Shattno
    July 29, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Of course it’s possible, a game is nothing but a bunch of instructions carried out in a sequential order, change the instructions and you change the game.

  13. chocodino
    July 29, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Not only that, but most times it’s actually easier to mod an emulated version than one running on actual hardware, since you get rid of some of the consoles limitations.

  14. Pilebunker
    July 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Seems like a pointless game to have multiplayer in since the only thing you’ll really be doing is exploring and combat. One of which is too easy and requires too much menu management to stay interesting. The other would most likely get boring after a few hours. I think a weapon durability tweak, fixing the bullet time mechanics, and making harder shrines and bosses would be much better.

    Also why announce this? They’re asking to get the C&D hammer.

  15. Shattno
    July 29, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    True true

  16. Swirly Twirl
    Swirly Twirl
    July 29, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I see what you’re saying but when comes to how unstable the emulation of some games is i can’t help but believe changing a single line of code would make the game not run at all, regardless of what the line changes.

  17. Shattno
    July 29, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Oh you can absolutely break everything if you change the wrong thing, I never said it was easy :)

  18. DavidEssex
    July 29, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    *yawn* closet case.

  19. Zombie_Barioth
    July 29, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    It actually does make a difference. It makes the project a bigger target and harder for them to ignore. You can’t maintain plausible deniability with front-page news.

    Perhaps for less mainstream sites like this its not such a big deal, but sites like Kotaku or Destructoid are harder to miss.

    They’d look pretty stupid if the defense were able to pull up articles from those sites covering it or related works with little effort if they ever have to go to court over this stuff.

  20. Joe
    August 2, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Would love coop in Xenoblade X even more.