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Breath of the Wild Multiplayer Mod Gets $10,000 Bounty From YouTuber

A YouTuber has offered a $10,000 prize to anyone who can create a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild mod that will add a multiplayer component to the Nintendo hit. Zelda: BOTW is one of the most popular games on Nintendo Switch, but adventurers are tasked with going solo through Hyrule with no multiplayer options available natively in the game.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is recognized as being not only most of the most successful games on Switch, but also one of the strongest entries in the entire Zelda franchise. The game takes players on an open-world adventure to save the world from the blight of Ganon, and the title's freedom of play, various attack options, and expansive map help make it one of the most notable single-player games of the last console generation. Creative players have been able to test the game's capabilities through exploits and glitches, as well as Breath of the Wild mods, which can transform the gameplay in various different ways.

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As spotted by TechRaptor, YouTuber and Twitcher streamer PointCrow has put a $10,000 bounty on the creation of a Zelda: Breath of the Wild multiplayer mod in the hopes of saving Hyrule with friends. In a Google document explaining the rules and requirements, PointCrow explains that while they've dabbled in mods themselves, seen on PointCrow's YouTube channel, what they really want to see is the ability to play BOTW with at least one other friend. Outlining the rules of their bounty, PointCrow writes that the money will go to the person or team who creates the mod, and that it "must be finished at least two months before the Breath of the Wild sequel release date."

See the post on Twitter here.

The bounty has been met with some backlash on social media, with many users criticizing the task for underestimating how much work would be required for a successful multiplayer mode. Breath of the Wild isn't the most easy-to-mod game, especially with it being a Nintendo Switch title as opposed to a PC release, and giving the game a multiplayer element would require a lot of work. With Breath of the Wild 2 launching in 2022, there's also quite a strict deadline on the bounty, and while an exact release date for the sequel hasn't been announced, anyone wanting to create a multiplayer mod will likely have only a year to do so.

Despite the challenge involved with adding multiplayer to Breath of the Wild, the feat will likely be attempted by many hoping to win the cash prize. A number of existing BOTW mods have already added a host of changes to the core gameplay, and while a multiplayer mod may seem impossible, there's still a chance such a feat could be achieved. Whether or not it could happen before the release of Breath of the Wild 2 remains to be seen, but the bounty may be the incentive needed for someone to finally make the game multiplayer.

Next: What A Zelda: BOTW Multiplayer Mod Could Look Like

Source: PointCrow/Twitter (via TechRaptor)

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