My top 5 Breath of the Wild mods.
So recently I’ve been getting back into Breath of the Wild via Cemu (the Wii U Emulator) and its been a blast. I’ve been having alot of fun replaying the game and finding things that I had totally forgotten about, as well as playing the DLC (which I had not previously played). I recently looked into mods for BotW, and there is a tool called BCML which allows you to load BotW mods as a Cemu Graphics pack. They have a great guide on their GameBanana page on how to get everything set up, and it is very easy to do. I’ve been installing plenty of mods to try out and I’ve been having a fun time with it. A lot of the mods that I will be showing here aren’t really serious mods (like game balancing or reworking the whole combat system, nothing like that). These are just some fun mods that I found while searchign around. I like to use this platform to share things that I enjoy in gaming, and modding is one of those. So with that out of the way, it’s time to choose my top 5 favorite Breath of the Wild mods. (There will be spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t beat the game yet, do not continue!)
Simple but fun, it replaces the Game over sound effect to be the same one from Sega Rally on the Sega Saturn. If you have never heard it before, you’re in for a treat.
I often forget I have this mod installed, so I end up dying and getting quite a shock from hearing the sound effect. Like I said, its simple, but fun.
I originally installed this mod along with quite a few others, so I completely forgot about it until, one day, I was riding my horse through Hyrule and I hear Old Town Road start playing. Like the “Game Over Yeah!” sound effect this gave me quite a shock (and a laugh) when I heard this the first time. Surprisingly, it fits really well. Again, a simple mod, but fun.
Like the Old Town Road mod, I forgot I had this installed until I went to go get the Master Sword from the Korok Forest and see Minecraft’s Diamond Sword sticking out from the ground instead. Again, it gave me quite a laugh, especially when Link pulled it out from the ground and started swinging it around. Somehow, it actually fits in well with the game (or I’ve just installed too many mods). The model is pretty clean from what I’ve seen so far, and I recommend this mod if you just want to have a laugh.
2) Wild Running
This mod definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I quite enjoy it. it’s a free running/parkour mod, and it fits in extremely well with the main game. I don’t think I can explain it well enough with words, so here is the trailer.
I didn’t get this mod straight away because I wasn’t too sure I would like it, but after installing it and playing around with it for a while, I enjoy it quite a lot. The animations are smooth and fit really well with all the jumps, and you can have some really cool parkour moments with it. There are so many new options that the mod can provide to you with getting to different places and (according to the gamebanana page) cheesing puzzles. I like the jump that you can do off the side of a wall, it’s looks really cool when you want to jump off somewhere high and glide down. I feel like BotW should have had some of these things in the base game, but at least we can have them now as a really good mod. Speaking of good mods…
This mod is great. it replaces the main character (Link) with Linkle from Hyrule Warriors instead. And it does that EXTREMELY well. Every bit of clothing I have tried so far has been reworked to fit on Linkle, and they even added her compass from the Hyrule Warriors game onto one of the clothing items. You can also get additional mods that will replace all inventory icons for clothing pieces with the reworked Linkle versions, as well as a mod that will make all dialogue in the game refer to Link (or Linkle) as a girl. Other than the Gerudo Section of the story being a bit strange (And even then, the story still flows very nicely with all the quests still working how they originally did), the Linkle Mod is really good and very high quality. You can really tell how much effort the developer(s) of the mod put into it, as it is just so good. I can’t praise this mod enough.
So these were my top 5 picks for the best BotW mods that I have installed. I know that there will be someone in the comments disagreeing with me, and I encourage that. I would love to see what your favorite BotW mods are! I’m also pretty new to modding the game, so I don’t know all the best mods yet (another reason to leave your favorites in the comments).