Whistle sprint is gone in Tears of the Kingdom and players lament the loss 

Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch on May 12. However, users have immediately noticed that the “whistle sprint” glitch that existed in the previous title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has been fixed in the new title. 

In Tears of the Kingdom, Link, with new powers in his right hand, confronts chasms occurring in the land of Hyrule. But, while Link has gained new abilities such as Ultrahand and Fuse, he has lost his ability to whistle sprint. 

The whistle sprint is a glitch that made it possible for the player to keep running indefinitely if whistling. In Breath of the Wild it was possible to keep running without consuming stamina by repeatedly hitting the sprint button while whistling. It was a useful glitch in speed runs, and since it was not fixed in any of the post-launch updates, many players may have either tried it themselves or seen it in action. 

Before the game’s release, YouTuber Zeltik had reported in his Hands-On Preview video that whistle sprint was no longer available in Tears of the Kingdom. Now that the game has been released, players have confirmed that the whistle sprint had indeed been lost and it has become a hot topic of discussion. In this game, if you hit sprint repeatedly while whistling, the whistling will be canceled, and you will start running normally.

While the useful glitch has been fixed, there are a variety of new features introduced in Tears of the Kingdom. Though players are missing the convenience of the whistle sprint, they are very much enjoying the various new ways to play, especially the Ultrahand, which allows players to create a variety of things by attaching objects together and thus provides many possibilities to explore. New glitches may also be discovered as players delve further into the game. 

Written by. Amber V based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2023-05-12 10:06 JST)