YouTuber PointCrow offered $10,000 to anyone who could make and send him a multiplayer Mod for The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild in 2021. Just over a month ago, Tears of the Kingdom was launched and fans can finally use the mod to explore Hyrule.
PointCrow unveiled his multiplayer mod for Breath of the Wild on April 4. AlexMangue, Sweet and Sweet developed the mod. After receiving the $10,000 reward last summer, they began working with PointCrow on the mod’s finalization and public release.
PointCrow previously showed off the mod in multiple videos. He was using it to play hide-and-seek games. But it appears that the mod has received a lot of new features since his last video. Many people have tried the mod since its launch.
Resetera user Moara said in a forum, “I have been playing with this over a week.” “Came out just as I started playing BOOTW for my first time, so it was pretty good timing lol. It works great! It can be set up to sync shrine progress and koroks. You can even set it to have quest sync. You can quit the game and leave the server at any moment.
The mod can be found on Breath Of the Wild Wii U.
Nintendo isn’t as supportive
Nintendo, however has not been as supportive to PointCrow’s mod. PointCrow’s tweets claim that Nintendo blocked PointCrow’s multiplayer mod-related YouTube videos because of copyright claims. These claims were appealed and he was eventually able to have some of the videos reposted, though they were not monetized. Some of these videos appear to have been removed again at the time of writing.
Update: I appealed the claims. These videos are still accessible for viewing, however they are not being monetized. These claims should be released by Nintendo, since I have significantly transformed their work and my videos remain fair-use.
— eric pointcrow (@PointCrow) April 7, 2023
Breath Of The Wild was rated a 10 by us, and we called it “a masterclass of open-world development.” PointCrow is not the only one who has created mods for the game. This includes a split-screen multiplayer mode that basically turns the game into NieR. Automata and mods that replace Link, from Waluigi to Minecraft’s Steve.
Amelia Zollner, a freelance writer at IGN, loves all things indie/Nintendo. Aside from IGN, they have contributed to sites like Polygon or Rock Paper Shotgun. Follow them on Twitter @ameliazollner.
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