Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is the gift that keeps on giving, one would say in English-speaking countries. This is to say that even after many years, new discoveries are still being made in the game. We owe this to the crazy ventures of passionate fans who put the open world and its inhabitants through their paces. For example, thanks to a particularly motivated fan, we now know that the Yiga clan’s camouflages are based on real NPCs that you can also find in the game world.
Zelda fan seeks and finds NPC role models for Yiga clan camouflages
That’s what it’s about: By now you’re probably quite wary of nondescript travelers waving at Link from the side of the road. Because they usually turn out to be members of the Yiga clan who are after you and have disguised themselves. However, this camouflage is based on real NPCs that actually exist in the normal game world of Hyrule and one fan even found them all.
Yiga camouflage is based on NPCs: Surprisingly, the baddies’ disguise or camouflage always represents a detailed copy of real NPCs. They have names and really do exist elsewhere in the open world. We owe this knowledge to him Redditor Wolf Linkwho went to the trouble of looking for – and finding – the respective counterparts.
What we know about the NPCs: All of these role models seem to come from a group of characters that also move around the map in real life. They are partly traders, but are not connected to specific quests or events. Some Yiga members are always female NPCs, but no cover is ever a child or a very old character. You can even find one here Map with the “Travellers”.
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Where is BotW 2? The sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still a long time coming. The sequel was recently postponed to the first half of 2023. So it will take a little longer, but not too long. Assuming the title isn’t delayed again. We are eagerly awaiting what is to come.
Did you know about the NPC role models? What impressed you most about BotW?