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Here's How To See Link Without The Cartoon Shader In Breath Of The Wild

by Javy Gwaltney on Aug 29, 2017 at 04:47 PM

One of Breath Of The Wild's best qualities is its beautiful, animated cartoon shader that makes Hyrule and everyone in it look like a moving painting. However, naturally some players have gotten curious what Link and company might look without that cartoonish quality.

Well, now we have an answer thanks to the efforts of Reddit sleuth Rangers_Of_The_North who found a place on the bridge over Lake Hylia where a graphical glitch will let you view Link without the shaders:

While on the hunt for korok seeds on my master mode run, I discovered a strange glitch on the bridge over Lake Hylia. On the left side of the gate there is a broken concave section that I rested at. While zooming in to get a better look, I saw that Link's look has completely changed! He looks like a doll, he has a shine to him and the shadows on his body became realistic. Other things changed too, fire enchanted weapons, bombs, even Fierce Deity armor have altered looks. The lighting effects of fairies have an awesome glow to them too!

We went there ourselves and snapped some pictures and, sure enough, the shader was disabled:

For more pictures, and detailed instructions on how to access the glitch, check out the original post here.