The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild player dives underwater using a glitch called SubmaLink

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Written by. Marco Farinaccia based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-05-16 13:58 JST)



An underwater glitch has been discovered in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by ZeldaNeko, a Japanese player who studies various techniques and glitches found in the game.

It is generally not possible to explore beneath the ocean or underground in the world of Breath of the Wild. In fact, it is not actually possible to dive underwater to begin with. However, after combining a variety of different ideas, player ZeldaNeko has succeeded in diving underwater. By using the glitch, it becomes possible to explore the worlds beneath the sea and underground, as well as battle opponents underwater. Those interested in the process for triggering this glitch can find brief instructions in the tweet below or a more detailed explanation in the video.


Since there is no diving action in the game, it is not possible to leisurely admire the world below the sea. However, by using this glitch, you become able to clearly view the vivid underwater world. As ZeldaNeko mentions, reproducing the glitch does not involve performing any complicated maneuvers, but the process itself is a little complex.

First, the player must trigger the Moon Jump glitch which enables Link to infinitely jump in mid-air and is performed by attempting the Mounted Archery Challenge mini-game and riding on a bucking wild horse as the timer runs out. It should be noted that while the remainder of the process is relatively simple when compared to other glitches, reproducing it may be difficult for players who are not accustomed to performing this kind of glitch.


ZeldaNeko gained the inspiration for this glitch from the underwater walking glitch that was previously discovered by Twitter user @Paper283. The Moon Jump is also a glitch that was discovered by other players. This is a great example of how players are inspired by the findings of others and how that leads to brand-new discoveries.


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